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
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.