Tenaris has started up a new manufacturing line for the production of its premium series of AlphaRod® at its industrial center in Veracruz, Mexico. The second line, an investment of US$ 5 million, brings additional capacity to serve the growing market in North America.
The flagship AlphaRod® series is designed to overcome more demanding fatigue and corrosion resistance requirements, manufactured for strength, durability, and high performance in artificial lift operations. Since its development, with eight years of trials and field installations in USA, Canada, Argentina and Romania, the product has shown an outstanding performance giving more resistance times than a conventional sucker rod steels, while showing an important improvement in terms of run time.
“The investment in this new production line reaffirms Tenaris's commitment to innovation, ensuring that its customers have access to cutting-edge products that drive development and efficiency in the oil production industry,” said Alejandro Levrino, Vice President for Sucker Rods division. “With AlphaRod® as a benchmark of quality and performance, Tenaris demonstrates its leadership in the sector, marking a significant milestone in premium rod production and its positive impact in the market”, concludes Levrino.
Tenaris’ sucker rods team collaborated closely with its supplier in the development of the advanced production line. Rigorous testing and plant validations have ensured that the machinery meets the highest standards, guaranteeing the quality and efficiency of the final product.
With the addition of the production line in Mexico, capable of manufacturing the premium rods formerly produced exclusively in Argentina, Tenaris is strengthening its capability to serve current markets and meet the growing demand for customers in the USA and Canada.