Primetals Technologies – a joint venture of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens – received the final acceptance certificate from Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. for a heat-treatment plant to be installed in the company’s new ERW (electric resistance welded) pipe mill in Baytown, Texas. The heat-treatment plant will be used to quench and temper OCTG (oil-country tubular goods) pipe. The Baytown facility is a subsidiary of the Turkish steel pipe producer Borusan Mannesmann Boru and is the first Turkish-owned plant in the U.S. It produces tube and pipe products for the oil and gas industry.

 U.K.-based 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 a PLC control system. The services included engineering, delivering, installing, and commissioning for the heat-treatment plant.