London, February 12, 2015
Primetals Technologies receives FAC for heat treatment plant at Borusan Mannesmann in Texas
- Plant is used to quench and temper OCTG grades
Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for a heat treatment plant installed in the company´s new ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) pipe mill in Baytown, Texas, USA. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular grades (OCTG), enabling Borusan Mannesmann to produce a wide range of high quality products for the highly competitive OCTG market. The Baytown facility is a subsidiary of the Turkish steel pipe producer Borusan Mannesmann Boru and is the first Turkish owned plant in the United States.
Primetals Technologies supplied FCE – F&D Furnace Technologies quenching and tempering equipment, including a direct-fired, walking beam, austenitizing furnace; a high pressure, water spray quench system; a convective, walking beam, tempering furnace; all associated material handling equipment; all necessary instrumentation; and PLC control system. The services included engineering, delivering, installing, and commissioning for the heat treatment plant.
Borusan Mannesmann is among the leading steel pipe manufacturers in Europe and in the world with one million tons of production capacity, and now has a major facility in the U.S. It provides many products such as gas pipes, water pipes, general-purpose pipes, boiler pipes, construction pipes and profiles, industrial pipes and profiles, large diameter pipes used in infrastructure projects such as water, gas, and oil transmission lines, and also concrete pump pipes, oil pipes and sprinkler pipes. While supplying products for the fields of energy, construction, automotive, installation, white goods and furniture manufacturing, it also succeeds in various major national and international water, oil, and gas pipeline projects.
Borusan’s new mill in Baytown, Texas, USA produces tube and pipe products for the growing oil and gas industry. Primetals Technologies supplied the heat treatment plant.
Primetals Technologies, Limited, headquartered in Frimley, Camberley, United Kingdom, is a worldwide leading engineering, plant-building and lifecycle partner for the metals industry. The company offers a complete technology, product and service portfolio that includes the integrated electrics, automation and environmental solutions. This covers every step of the iron and steel production chain that extends from the raw materials to the finished product – in addition to the latest rolling solutions for the nonferrous metals sector. Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Siemens. Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery (MHMM) - an MHI consolidated group company with equity participation by Hitachi, Ltd. and IHI Corporation - holds a 51% stake and Siemens a 49% stake in the company. The company employs around 9,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.primetals.com.