1st equipment piece installed inside Tenaris

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   In a calculated and controlled operation Tuesday, Nov. 3, Tenaris crews hoisted into place the first piece of equipment inside TenarisBayCity’s main industrial building – an overhead crane weighing 86-metric tons.
   “Another important milestone for the project has been achieved,” said Giuseppe Randazzo, Operations Director, TenarisBayCity. 
   “The installation of the first crane will allow us to move equipment and material in the bay to support the start-up of the electromechanical installation.”
   Teams started preparing for the undertaking yesterday, mobilizing two 318 metric-ton mobile cranes, positioning a lifting frame, securing the entire structure and performing a dry-run of the operation to ensure a successful installation.
   Two additional main overhead cranes will be installed over the course of the week. In total, the mill will include 11 overhead cranes, which like the first crane mounted, the primary functions will be to help install and operate the pipe manufacturing equipment.
   TenarisBayCity is the company’s first greenfield project in more than 60 years. The $1.8 billion investment will manufacture seamless oil country tubular goods (OCTG) used for drilling oil and gas wells, and will be fully operational in 2017.   

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