Steelmaker Corus has secured a £200M order to supply pipes on an offshore development.

The order from Total E&P UK Ltd is for the Laggan-Tormore offshore gas field to the west of the Shetlands, About 150kt of pipeline - around 500km in length – will be produced at Corus’ Hartlepool site. The pipe to be supplied will be 18" and 30" in diameter and meets the for harsh offshore environments.

The pipe will be manufactured through 2010 and into 2011, securing existing and additional employment for the area.

Remco Blaauw, managing director of Corus Tubes said: “The order has been won against strong global competition based on our world leading pipe-making capability and our proven operational performance."