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  • Corus Wins Prestigious Order

    23 Mar 2010

    Corus has secured a letter of award for a prestigious pipeline order from Total E&P UK Ltd worth nearly £200 million.

    The order, for the Laggan-Tormore offshore gas field development in the region West of the Shetlands, will see over 150,000 tonnes of pipeline, around 500km in length, being produced at Corus’ Hartlepool site. The pipe to be supplied will be 18" and 30" in diameter and will meet an arduous specification required for such harsh offshore environments.

    Remco Blaauw, Managing Director of Corus Tubes said: “Corus is delighted to have been awarded this prestigious pipeline order. The pipe will be manufactured at the company's Hartlepool site through 2010 and into 2011, securing both existing and additional employment for the area.

    “The order has been won against strong global competition based on our world leading pipe-making capability and our proven operational performance.  We look forward to working with Total on this landmark project and we are committed to delivering a world-class pipeline solution.”

    Congratulating Corus Tubes, Corus CEO Kirby Adams said: "I am delighted that Corus' world-class large-diameter Hartlepool pipe facility has been recognised through the awarding of this order. The securing of jobs and the creation of new ones at Hartlepool are particularly welcome."

    Total and Corus signed the letter of award today at the BIS offices in London in the presence of Lord Mandelson. He said: “This is excellent news for the Corus workforce at Hartlepool. Through their hard work they have won a prestigious contract to supply pipes for Total’s development of gas fields in Shetland.”

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    Rachel Cox, Regional media and communities manager, Corus Long Products
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    NOTE TO EDITORS:
    This order will secure more than 350 jobs at Corus' site in Hartlepool, including approximately 100 new positions for the duration of the contract. First deliveries are required in March 2011. After the steel pipe has been manufactured, an anti corrosion coating and concrete weight coating will be applied elsewhere in the UK before delivery to Total.

    Information about Corus and Corus Tubes
    Corus Tubes is a business unit of Corus.  It manufactures steel tubes in the UK and Netherlands for many different applications such as construction, energy, automotive, mechanical engineering and building services.  Corus Tubes employs 1750 people at its locations throughout the UK and the Netherlands.

    Corus is Europe's second largest steel producer.  With main steel making operations primarily in the UK and the Netherlands, Corus supplies steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, mechanical engineering and other markets worldwide.  Corus is a subsidiary of Tata Steel, one of the world’s top ten steel producers.  Following the acquisition of Corus in 2007, the combined enterprise has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.