Federal, provincial and municipal officials join Tenaris executives in marking investment milestone. PHOTO courtesy of Tenaris.
Federal, provincial, and municipal officials joined Tenaris executives, customers, and employees, to mark the culmination of $150M CAD in investments in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont,, to transform the company’s industrial footprint in Canada by centralizing its pipe manufacturing operations, seamless and ERW, under one roof.
The investments include a new premium threading line providing a full range of pipe connection threads, from API to premium, such as TenarisHydril Blue and Wedge series, expanded capacity for sour service steel grades and new pipe diameters. The new electric resistance weld (ERW) pipe manufacturing line extends Tenaris’s product offer of welded pipe products with new steel grades, extended sizes, and premium connections. Safety, automation, and digitalization improvements were also integrated into the existing operations.
“Canadian steel pipe producers are an incredibly important part of the global circular economy and are leaders in best-practices and environmental stewardship. By investing in this project with Tenaris we will help strengthen the competitiveness of the steel sector, advance sustainable technology, and expand production capabilities to maintain Canada’s position in the global market,” said the Honorable Mary Ng, International Trade Minister.
The company’s new pipe manufacturing hub, with a capacity to produce 220,000 tons of ERW and 400,000 tons of seamless OCTG, is supported by Tenaris’s threading facility in Nisku, AB, pipe service centres in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador, and served by its direct mill-to-customer rig logistics solutions known as Rig Direct.
“We have enhanced our portfolio of made-in-Canada solutions to better serve domestic customers, providing an unparalleled security of supply and product diversity with a robust industrial system that is strengthened by our global capabilities,” said Tenaris Chairman & CEO, Paolo Rocca.