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Borusan’s Texas mill to make API-grade OCTG

Keywords: Tags  Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret, Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, Baytown, OCTG, oil country tubular goods, Siemens, Buddy Brewer, thorsten schier

NEW YORK — Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US Inc.’s new mill in Baytown, Texas, will be able to make oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in American Petroleum Institute (API) grades N80 through Q125, as well as in custom-engineered grades.

"Borusan needed to separate themselves from an ever-growing number of similar producers by providing the market with higher-quality products," said Siemens Industry Inc., a subsidiary of Munich-based Siemens AG.

Siemens will be supplying Borusan with a direct-fired austenitizing furnace, a high-pressure water spray quench system and a convective tempering furnace for the $148-million plant.

"We needed equipment that would allow us to manufacture top-quality tubes to the energy sector as well as enable us to provide a wide array of heat-treated products to the market," Buddy Brewer, chief executive officer of Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US, said in a statement.

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe US is a subsidiary of Istanbul, Turkey-based pipe and tube maker Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret AS.

The Texas facility is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2014.

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