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Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Partners with Siemens for Its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Borusan Mannesmann Pipe Partners with Siemens for Its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

11:30 EDT Tuesday, June 04, 2013

ATLANTA (Business Wire) -- Borusan Mannesmann, a Turkish steel pipe manufacturer and leading player in the European market, turns to Siemens for the expansion of its operations to the United States. The company is building its new ERW (Electric Resistance Welded) pipe mill and accompanying heat treatment plant to quench and temper oil country tubular goods (OCTG) in Baytown, Texas. This will be the first Turkish owned plant in the United States.

The competitive landscape is very high in the OCTG market. Borusan needed to separate themselves from an ever-growing number of similar producers by providing the market with higher quality products. Siemens' offering of FCE – F&D Furnace Technologies quenching and tempering equipment enables Borusan to achieve this immediately. Siemens will supply 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 include engineering, delivering, installing, and commissioning for the heat treatment plant.

“Borusan was looking to differentiate itself as a new local player in this market. 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,” explains Buddy Brewer, CEO of Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. Borusan will have the capability to produce API N-80 through Q-125, as well as custom engineered grades, at this new facility. “Siemens presented us with proven, innovative technologies that met our needs to ensure success as a local OCTG supplier,” says Brewer.

The plant broke ground in April and its expected completion is third quarter of 2014.

For further information, please visit http://www.industry.usa.siemens.com/verticals/us/en/metals/processing/furnace-technologies/Pages/furnace.aspx?stc=usimt100004&sp_source=usimt100004

Siemens Industry Sector is the world's leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers' productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Metals Technologies Business Unit (Linz, Austria), part of the Siemens Industry Sector, is one of the world's leading life-cycle partners for the metallurgical industry. The Business Unit offers a comprehensive technology, modernization, product and service portfolio as well as integrated automation and environmental solutions covering the entire life cycle of plants. For more information, visit www.siemens.com/metals.

About Borusan Mannesmann

Borusan Mannesmann is among the leading steel pipe manufacturers in Europe and in the world with one million tons of production capacity. Borusan Mannesmann offers unique, innovative and high quality products to use securely in all aspects of life. In its wide production range, 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. http://www.borusanmannesmann.com/en/default.aspx

Contact for journalists:
Siemens Industry Sector Media Relations
Hollie Davis, 770-751-4882
Hollie.Davis@siemens.com

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