VAM Drilling (Vallourec Mannesmann Oil & Gas Nederland BV) is located in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands. This facility has been around for over 40 years.
Approximately 20 employees are turning/welding in the plant on a daily basis. Sometimes even 24 hours a day, if projects need to meet certain deadlines.
The welding and turning activities take place in two separate production halls. Most work is based on projects, this means that flexibility is extremely important. Some projects run a couple of days, others for months. Therefore all equipment, including the welding fume extraction system, needs to be installed as efficient and flexible as possible.