Alamo Tube To Open Texas-Based OCTG Pipe Mill

September 2014, Vol. 241, No. 9

Alamo Tube Company plans to build the country’s first, tubing specific OCTG pipe mill and finishing facility south of San Antonio to service growing U.S. oilfield tubing demand. The mill will be located in Alamo Junction Rail Park, a 400 acre development situated in Elmendorf.

The location allows the interchange with both the Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroads and allows the company to utilize competitive rail rates on both inbound and outbound shipments.

Abbey Fives Bronx has been selected to supply the state-of-the-art high speed pipe rolling mill. The plant will contain all equipment necessary to produce downhole tubing from 1.5-inch through 3.5-inch in all weights and grades starting with hot rolled coil and finishing with a completed API product. The $62.5 million facility will employ over 200 people and be capable of rolling 250,000 tons of oilfield tubing annually.