Tenaris to Scale up Industrial Activity at its Conroe Texas Plant
Tenaris is scaling up industrial activity at its Conroe Texas plant, adding about 140 employees on board to support the facility’s ramp up, which includes a
Tenaris is scaling up industrial activity at its Conroe Texas plant, adding about 140 employees on board to support the facility’s ramp up, which includes a USD 600,000 investment in IT and automation infrastructure. Tenaris is adding crews to operate the heat treatment and finishing areas of the facility. Pipes undergo heat treatment to obtain defined metallurgical properties and are then finished, which is the last part of the manufacturing process, consisting of threading, stencilling, inspections and final rounds of testing. Tenaris will be bringing its Bay City seamless mill to full capacity, and Conroe will support processing loads. A USD 600,000 investment is also underway to equip the Conroe plant with tracking and traceability capabilities which form part of Tenaris’s direct mill-to-rig commercial model, Rig Direct.
With the technology implemented, Conroe will have the capability to offer RunReady services, part of Tenaris’s Rig Direct offer. RunReady includes the full preparation of pipes at Tenaris mills, delivered ready to be run downhole with Tenaris managing the application of running compound, performing inspections and generating digital tallies via its proprietary PipeTracer technology. The latter is Tenaris’s tracking and traceability application that provides customers the complete manufacturing history of each pipe, technical specs, running guidelines and digital tallies accessible via a mobile device. Tenaris is working to ensure its manufacturing facilities in the States have the infrastructure to offer RunReady
Activity at the Conroe mill had scaled down in 2019 due to reduced drilling activity, subsequent low demand for tubular products and continued high level of imports of OCTG.