TMK´s OAO Seversky Tube Works, Russia, has ordered two new threading machines, including transport facilities to expand its production capacities for premium joints.

The threading machines from SMS Meer, Germany, are able to thread pipes in the diameter range 169 to 340mm, with wall thicknesses from 7.3 to 16.5mm, and lengths up to 13.5m. The threading machines will go into operation in Spring 2014.