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3C Metal

3C Metal was established in 1995 in Sauvelade, in the south of France.



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3C Metal is a multinational company focused on delivering turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, and installation services to heavy industries including the oil and gas, petrochemical, renewable energy, power generation, marine, and mining industries. We specialize in structural steel and piping fabrication, with a core specialty in high-pressure (HP) piping processes and techniques.

3C Metal was established in 1995 in Sauvelade, in the south of France. The company's purpose was to provide sophisticated engineering solutions to the oil and gas industry. The company name comes from the three ‘C’s in the surnames of the founders - one of the founders, Bruno Collette, remains a member of our board.

In more than 25 years of operation, 3C Metal has not only become a recognized leader in the oil and gas industry but diversified our operations to service clients in all areas of the energy sector. 3C Metal Group operates in seven countries across four continents with a workforce of more than 400 employees. With fabrication capabilities in strategic global locations, we can provide services to suit our clients’ regional requirements and support installation projects in offshore and remote locations.

Products & Services
Project Management

Our dedicated project management teams drive projects from start to finish. Initiating a project onboard a client’s asset allows the project scope to be promptly defined and agreed upon.

The same 3C Metal team will undertake all aspects of the project including:

  • Design and engineering,
  • Classification society approval,
  • Procurement,
  • Fabrication,
  • Logistics,
  • Installation,
  • Integration and
  • Testing.

Projects are meticulously managed and monitored to ensure maximum efficiency concerning schedule and cost. By emphasizing pre-installation planning and customer liaison we ensure seamless integration and minimize the impact on ongoing client operations.

Engineering Services

The key driver behind 3C Metal’s innovative spirit, the development of a centralized Engineering department has allowed 3C Metal to offer a holistic Engineering solution to its Clients. Surveys, Calculation Notes, Design, Drafting, and Classification Society approvals, 3C Metal’s Engineering capability has allowed the design of complex and intricate Structural and Piping solutions and their seamless integration within vessels.

Laser Scanning

Traditional survey techniques have been further enhanced by the addition of Laser Scanning capabilities.

Surveys onboard vessels using Laser Scanning technology have aided in providing accurate 3D models of intricate areas and allowing the data to be available for future requirements. The technology has also allowed for clash checks of newly designed structures and piping ensuring issues are addressed at the design phase which has drastically improved installation efficiency.

Engineering Design, Calculations, and Class Approval

Design of Structures and Piping, providing detailed Calculation Notes and submittal to Class.

The software employed includes the following:

STAAD.PRO, FEMAP, Ansys, CAESAR II Intergraph, STrugpro, in-house developed tools (Mathcad / Excel) following ABS/DNV rules of design


2D and 3D capabilities using the latest software and enhancement technology to provide accurate and detailed drawings.

The software employed includes AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor products.


3C Metal offers a fully dedicated Procurement Service for your project or operational needs.


With over 20 years of experience in Technical Projects, 3C Metal has focused its energy and resources on ensuring the highest level of efficiency, technical competency, quality, and competitiveness.


3C Metal has developed and refined its knowledge and expertise in various products and maintains partnerships with a large number of manufacturers and suppliers to allow it to offer the best products at the best possible conditions.

Our Services

  • Worldwide sourcing and purchasing
  • Turnkey procurement solutions
  • Brand representation
  • Globally positioned warehousing options
  • Supply chain management
  • Stock Management
  • Completed Logistics Service Solutions
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