• Through this alliance, both companies will work together on commercial and R&D activities, combining their solid experience in pipe and welding technologies respectively.
  • The commercial agreement will bring together an integral package of tubular line pipe and welding technologies for the most complex offshore operations, reducing time, costs and risk for customers.
  • This agreement follows the one signed in early 2011 which includes research and development initiatives and the installation of a suite of state-of-the-art CRC-Evans welding technologies at the Tenaris R&D Center in Mexico.

Houston, Texas. January 23, 2012 - Tenaris and CRC-Evans® have entered into a commercial agreement to offer an integral package of tubular line pipe and welding technologies for offshore operations. The deal follows the technical cooperation agreement signed in early January 2011, which includes permanent R&D activities using CRC-Evans state-of-the-art welding solutions at the Tenaris R&D Center in Mexico. The cooperation agreement allows both companies to jointly develop specialized pipe metal compositions and properties along with welding development and qualifications for the full pipeline catalogue and for critical applications in the offshore pipeline market.

With this commercial alliance, customers will be able to reduce time, costs and risk, regardless of the conditions and location of their offshore projects. Customers will work with a reliable, leading worldwide supplier of line pipe together with an experienced major welding service provider covering the following spectrum: welding of seamless Heavy Wall line pipe, HP/HT, Sour Service, Enhanced Fatigue Flowlines and Risers as well as the welding of corrosion resistant alloys and Clad Pipes, amongst others.

"We are pleased to take our partnership with CRC-Evans a step further, in order to make our supply chain management more flexible for customers operating offshore," said Mariano Armengol, Tenaris Pipeline Services Director. "We trust that together we will be able to provide the best combination of line pipe and welding services available in the market."

CRC-Evans Offshore Managing Director Ben Mackay says, "Two market-leading companies are coming together to drive the future of material and welding development. This synergy will ensure that both Tenaris and CRC-Evans will continue to be at the forefront in providing innovative solutions to the industry."