Tata Steel has signed a series of contracts, worth a total of £10 million, with Subsea 7, a leading offshore industry contractor.
The contracts – to supply undersea pipes to four separate North Sea projects – were signed over the past year and will mean that Tata Steel supplies in excess of 55km of pipe weighing more than 9kt.
In addition to the contracts signed, the two companies have signed a global framework agreement to formalise their long-standing partnership of 25 years, which has seen Tata Steel supply 83kt of piping for 37 global projects.
With the latest contracts, Tata Steel will supply around 28km of carrier pipe, more than 27km of sleeve pipe, girth welding and triple jointing and the application of Glass Flake Epoxy pipe coating. The pipes will be manufactured at Tata’s UK-based pipe mills in Hartlepool where they will be welded and coated at the company's offshore processing centre.
Tata has worked closely with Subsea 7, particularly in the North Sea oil and gas industry, which has become a major market for both companies.
Tata Steel is a leading supplier of products and services to the oil and gas industry. Under the contracts, the company will supply around 28km of carrier pipe, more than 27km of sleeve pipe, girth welding and triple jointing and the application of Glass Flake Epoxy pipe coating. The pipes will be manufactured at the company’s Hartlepool pipe mills in the UK, before being welded and coated at its offshore processing centre, also in Hartlepool.
Tata Steel forecasts high growth over the coming years in the subsea, umbilicals, risers and flowlines markets.