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Tata Steel Wins Line Pipe Contract for North Sea Field

Tata Steel has secured a multi-million-euro contract to provide high frequency induction (HFI) line pipe for a gas condensate field in the Central North Sea.

Under the scope of work, Tata Steel has been commissioned to provide more than 55km of 18” carrier pipe for a pipe in pipe system on the field. The line pipe will be manufactured at Tata Steel’s 20” Mill in Hartlepool.

Tata Steel has supplied more than one million tonnes of pipeline for oil and gas projects in the North Sea over 24 years, including in excess of 500,000 meters of reel installed pipe and more than £250 million invested in subcontracts for North Sea projects. The company has the experience, capabilities and innovative ambition required to continue to serve this important market.

Barry Rust, Marketing Manager, Energy & Sustainability, said: “We have secured eight projects in the North Sea in just over a year and the order book for 2019 is healthy too, which is indicative of the returning optimism in the region. We have also made a significant investment in our steel making capabilities. At our Hartlepool 20” Mill, our main line pipe mill, we have enhanced laser metrology to help our clients improve their offshore productivity as well as investments in less physical aspects such as data analytics, to drive both product capability and our understanding of performance.”