NEW YORK Chinas
TPCO America Corp. expects to start the finishing and threading
operations at its new mill in Gregory, Texas, "later this
year," a slight push back from earlier plans to start up in
early summer (
amm.com, Nov. 21).
"Construction projects in south
Texas often get delayed," a company spokesman said of the
The company broke ground on the
$1-billion seamless pipe facility, with expected annual
capacity of 500,000 tonnes of line pipe, drill pipe and oil
country tubular goods (OCTG), in August 2011 (
amm.com, Aug. 31, 2011). The first phase of
construction will be followed by a rolling mill and
electric-arc furnace (
amm.com, March 9).
TPCO America, a subsidiary of
Chinas largest seamless pipe producer, Tianjin Pipe
(Group) Corp. (TPCO), selected the Gregory site for the pipe
mill in July 2008.