Borusan Mannesmann to build new mill

Jan 02, 2013 | 03:14 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Borusan Holding Group, Agâh Ugur, Borusan Mannesmann, Semith Özmen, Buddy Brewer, energy tubulars, ERW, line pipe OCTG

PITTSBURGH — Borusan Mannesmann expects to build its new 300,000-ton-per-year pipe mill in either Texas or Oklahoma.

The $150-million plant is expected to make primarily oil country tubular goods (OCTG) and electric-resistance weld (ERW) line pipe, focusing on thick-walled and high-strength pipe for shale gas production, the Turkish steelmaker said Wednesday. It will employ 350 people once it is operational.

Borusan Mannesmann, which expects production to start in mid-2014, said it is looking to become a global player with its investment in the United States, which it previously supplied from overseas. ....

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