Serimax is acquired by Vallourec, the world leader in premium tubular solutions. By joining forces, Serimax and Vallourec combine their respective expertise in pipe manufacture and welding to optimise the laying process.

Serimer and Umax merge to form Serimax with combined turnover of around €125m.

Serimer wins contract to undertake the spoolbase services including welding, NDE and FJC at the newly constructed spoolbase at Dande in Angola, West Africa for a number of deepwater projects.


Operations commence in Egypt on the 20" and 26" diameter pipe quad-jointing fabrication for the Simian Sapphire offshore development project.

Serimer is sold by Acergy to a consortium of Lime Rock Partners, 4D Energy Partners and senior managers of Serimer.

Operations expand further in USA, new spoolbase opens at Port Arthur, Texas.

Operations expand into the USA for major deepwater pipeline project in Gulf of Mexico. Welding and spoolbase management operations commence at Mobile, Alabama.


ETPM the owner of Serimer is acquired by Acergy.

Welding of the first 16" diameter pipeline to be spooled and installed by the reel pipelay method in the North Sea.

Launch of dual torch welding with Saturnax and Saturne 8-Torch.

Company commences the supply of automatic welding services to all onshore and offshore contractors.

The Evanton Spoolbase opens.



Welders start work at the spoolbases in Abidjan, West Africa for Phillips Petroleum.

First welds by Serimer's automatic welding machines. The company starts working at the spoolbase in Leith.

ETPM, an offshore contractor, creates the Serimer division in order to improve control of pipe welding operations and cut the time at sea of costly construction barges. Umax starts supplying manual welding to the offshore oil and gas industry.