TenarisBaogang, a joint venture between Tenaris and Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Union Co. Ltd., held today a groundbreaking ceremony for the premium connection threading facility in Baotou, China.
Baotou Municipal Party Secretary Meng Fanli and his management team attended the ceremony. They were joined by local authorities who were also invited to witness the milestone, marking the start of construction of the threading facility, which will be equipped with industry-leading technology and equipment.
Lucas Rocha, president of Tenaris’s Asia Pacific region, connected to the ceremony virtually from Singapore. In his speech, he said, “We will bring the same commitment and dedication to this facility with which we operate other Tenaris locations across the world. TenarisBaogang will share the same key objectives— to grow together with the communities where we work and live, provide opportunities for professional development to employees, minimize the environmental footprint, and be a reliable partner for our customers.”
Baogang Group Deputy General Manager and Chairman of Baotou Steel Liu Zhengang added his congratulations, saying, “With the founding of TenarisBaogang we will bring for the first time high-quality premium connections to the northwest region of China.”
The new plant will cover an area of approximately 30,000 square meters and have an initial annual capacity of 45,000 tons. It is expected to commence operations in December 2021.