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13.Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation builds world-class steel pipe hub
http://www.tj-summerdavos.cn 2014-09-08 19:49

After more than 10 years’ development, Tianjin Pipe (Group) Corporation (TPCO) has grown into the largest oil casing production base in China. Aiming to be world number one, they are gearing up to establish a world-class steel pipe manufacturing hub.

Known to Tianjin natives as Tianjin Big Seamless, TPCO was listed as the national key project with strategic significance in the national Eighth Five-Year Plan (1991-1995). It was established for facilitating the local production of oil casing, in order to meet the demand from the energy industry of China, especially from oil industry. Thus it can provide solid foundation for the energy industry to get further development in a stable way.

TPCO went on stream in 1996. At the early stage of its establishment, TPCO imported the latest facilities and techniques for steelmaking, rolled pipe production, pipe processing and reduced iron production. All of the efforts enable TPCO become the professional provider for oil pipe and related products with the most advanced technology in 1990s.

The secrets for their success in such a short time lie in effective integrated innovation, importation, digestive absorption of new technologies and recreation as well. The very first PQF high-precision 3-roll mill in the world was jointly developed by TPCO and SMS Meer, Germany, which represents the top level of seamless steel pipe production technology. Jointly working with Belarus, TPCO builds up the BMZ Seamless steel pipe project in Belarus, which was the historic leap from technology importation to exportation.

In order to meet the ambitious target of establishing the world-class steel pipe production hub, TPCO has been adopting the scientific outlook on development as the principle, continuously enhancing the ability of self-innovation to increase the overall competence of the enterprise. The pipe maker also actively participates in international competition and cooperation. TPCO owns the world-leading pipe R&D center, and pilot test lines with full flow and size.

At present, “Big Seamless” has already been equipped with the TP serial products, which is of the independent intellectual property right of TPCO. Product portfolio developed from originally 3 grades to 26 grades and thousands of specifications. Among them, more than 100 innovation projects fill up the gap in China, and TPCO enjoys 159 pieces of national patents and 89 authorizations.

With the thriving of “Big Seamless”, the number of imported oil casing pipes has declined from 90 percent in 1993 to less than 20 percent at time being. Seamless steel pipe thus became the famous brand among Chinese exported products, which is acknowledged by 50-odd international oil corporations. The products have been exported to 90 countries and regions. TPCO was entitled as the Chinese famous trademark.

TPCO incessantly undergoes the energy-saving reconstruction with the principle of sustainable development, which ensures a reliable environment management system. Thus, TPCO is certified as the credible enterprise in ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.

Working hard on improving its major steal pipe products, TPCO is also prudently following a multiple product portfolio and management strategy, which involves products and business including pipe, steel sheet, copper material, equipment manufacturing, international trade and logistics. TPCO is developing into a comprehensive giant。


Editor: Zhang Jialu
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