FERMAT’s Seat at the Oil-Rich Feast of the Middle East

February 28, 2018  

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FERMAT recently installed two of its most popular table-type horizontal boring mills, WFT 13 CNC, in Doha, Qatar.  FERMAT’s customer, ITAG International Qatar, is part-and-parcel of The Arabian International Petroleum Corporation (AIPC) which bought ITAG Celle in 2001.  ITAG Celle was founded in 1912 by Hermann von Rautenkranz, and it quickly grew to be a major European company in the field of oil drilling and manufacturing oilfield equipment.  ITAG makes “everything from wellheads and valves to x-mas trees, fittings, pipeline accessories, tubulars and other oilfield equipment.”[1]

ITAG International Qatar

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According to its website:

ITAG International Qatar brings ITAG’s century of European engineering experience to the shores of Qatar. Operated to the same high standards that ITAG is renowned for around the world, the Qatari operations will bring a new dimension to the market by bringing unprecedented levels of quality, efficiency and economy to energy and industrial companies in the Gulf.

FERMAT’s WFT 13 table-type horizontal boring mills

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With a spindle diameter of 130 mm, spindle travel of 730 mm, and a CNC rotary table capable of holding workpieces weighing up to 20 metric tons, FERMAT’s favorite table-type horizontal boring mill, WFT 13 CNC, delivers the power and precision demanded by modern manufacturers such as ITAG.  Fabricating valves, wellheads, and x-mas trees is a demanding business requiring the absolute best quality and standards of oil and gas industries.  Even the smallest flaws in milling and machining these vital components can result in equipment or systems that lead to significant economic losses, fires or explosions.  Perfection is a must.

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Some of the products ITAG manufactures, a screenshot from its website.

Expanding in the Middle East

By installing these two WFT 13 CNCs, FERMAT has firmly planted its flag in the lucrative market of the Middle East, where commercial opportunities for its powerful and precise horizontal boring mills abound.  As long as there is a need for oil and natural gas, their extraction, processing, refining and shipping, there will be a need for top-quality machine tools and accessories.

Please visit, http://www.fermatmachinery.com/products, for information on the different FERMAT machine tools and accessories that can improve your manufacturing business. Also, try to Build Your Own machine using our on-line configurator found on our homepage, http://www.fermatmachinery.com/. Should you have any enquiries, please send us an e-mail: export@fermatmachinery.com, or for the U.S. market, e-mail Lucas Precision, a FERMAT Group company: sales@lucasprecision.com, or call toll-free: 1-800-336-1262, or telephone in the U.S.: (216) 451-5588, or send us a fax (216) 451-5174.

[1] http://www.itagqatar.com/index/index.php?id=18