Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd. announces the successful completion of Saudi Aramco’s audit to start up its pipe manufacturing facility.

Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd. announces the successful completion of Saudi Aramco’s audit to start up its pipe manufacturing facility.

Tenaris obtains quality certifications in record time to operate with Saudi Aramco
Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. August 23, 2010.

Tenaris has obtained all the qualifications necessary for its new Dammam premium threading facility to operate as a supplier of premium joints and accessories to Saudi Aramco in record time. These include: the quality certifications of the Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (ISO) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), as well as the TenarisHydril premium connections certification.

The first audit by Lloyd’s Register certification for ISO 9001:2008 took place in May, just three days after the first thread was produced. The second certification for the API 5CT/ISO 11960 monogram was obtained only two months after reviewing and implementing Tenaris quality management system documents and procedures. TenarisHydril premium connections certification is an essential achievement for the Dammam premium threading plant. Saudi Aramco also carried out a specific audit to qualify the facility prior to the start up.

All these are recognitions that Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd. meets the international quality management system standards.

Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd., located in the 2nd Industrial city of Dammam in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has the capability to produce OCTG pipes from 5 1/2″ to 13 3/8″ in accordance with API 5CT and Saudi Aramco’s standards. The plant will be dedicated to the manufacturing of the latest TenarisHydril premium connections technology and proprietary steel grades according to Saudi Aramco’s requirements.

Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd. is scheduled to have its official opening in September.

Tenaris Saudi Arabia Ltd. is a joint venture between General Technology and Systems Co. Ltd (GENTAS) and Tenaris Global Services Ltd.

Tenaris is a leading global supplier of steel tubes and related services for the world’s energy industry and certain other industrial applications.

For more information please visit www.tenaris.com

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