Fives, a French global industrial engineering company, has been contracted to provide cutting-edge solutions for a large-scale investment project in Russia.

Fives has expertise in welded tube production lines and finishing solutions and was contracted by a leading Russian tube maker to design and manufacture process and finishing equipment for a tube production facility.

The scope of supply includes three Bronx straighteners, two OTO accumulators for tube mills, and five Taylor-Wilson finishing products (a three-head hydro tester, a set of end-facers, a dual drifting machine, and two coupling leak testers for a pipe threading line).

The Taylor-Wilson three-headed hydro tester features a robust yet efficient design that maximises plant production, claims Fives.

According to Fives, the Bronx straightener is a rigidly constructed machine, enabling tube manufacturers to meet reliability and accuracy criteria. The OTO accumulator is a durable machine, allowing for high production capacity.

Fives has been active in the Russian tube and pipe market for more than 40 years, having supplied straighteners, hydro testers, leak testers, end facing machines, welded tube mill lines and cut-off systems.