February 11, 2015
Primetals Technologies received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for a heat treatment plant installed in the company´s new ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) pipe mill in Baytown, Texas, USA. The equipment is used to quench and temper oil country tubular grades (OCTG), enabling Borusan Mannesmann to produce a wide range of high quality products for the highly competitive OCTG market. The Baytown facility is a subsidiary of the Turkish steel pipe producer Borusan Mannesmann Boru and is the first Turkish owned plant in the United States.
Primetals Technologies supplied FCE – F&D Furnace Technologies quenching and tempering equipment, including a direct-fired, walking beam, austenitizing furnace; a high pressure, water spray quench system; a convective, walking beam, tempering furnace; all associated material handling equipment; all necessary instrumentation; and PLC control system. The services included engineering, delivering, installing, and commissioning for the heat treatment plant.
Borusan Mannesmann is among the leading steel pipe manufacturers in Europe and in the world with one million tons of production capacity, and now has a major facility in the U.S. It provides many products such as gas pipes, water pipes, general-purpose pipes, boiler pipes, construction pipes and profiles, industrial pipes and profiles, large diameter pipes used in infrastructure projects such as water, gas, and oil transmission lines, and also concrete pump pipes, oil pipes and sprinkler pipes. While supplying products for the fields of energy, construction, automotive, installation, white goods and furniture manufacturing, it also succeeds in various major national and international water, oil, and gas pipeline projects.