Tata Steel wins line pipe contract for North Sea Field

Source: press release, 2 September 2019

photo: Tata Steel
photo: Tata Steel

Tata Steel has secured a multimillion-pound 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 55 km of 18-inch carrier pipe for a pipe in pipe system on the field. The line pipe will be manufactured at Tata Steel’s 20-inch 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 metres of reel installed pipe and more than GBP 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, says, “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-inch 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.”

“While we provide a wide range of steel products and services, our HFI welded line pipes, available in diameters from two to 20 inches and strength grades up to API 5L X70, are answering the modern industry’s demands for a cost-effective solution to seamless pipe,” Rust adds.

Tata Steel will be exhibiting at Offshore Europe, Aberdeen from 3rd to 6th September on stand 1Q82.