Benteler Steel/Tube GmbH has contracted Italys Danieli
& C. Officine Meccaniche SpA to supply a 4.5-inch,
320,000-tonne-per-year "turnkey" seamless tube mill for the
German companys oil country tubular goods (OCTG) facility
at the Port of Caddo-Bossier in Louisiana.
The mill is designed
for an annual capacity of 320,000 tonnes per year and will
produce seamless tubes according to American Petroleum
Institute (API) and American Society for Testing and Materials
(ASTM) standards, according to engineering firm Friedrich Kocks
GmbH & Co. KG.
Production at the new
facility is scheduled for the second half of 2015.
Benteler officially broke ground on the new plant in
amm.com, Sept. 17).