19 April 2012
Corporate News
Tata Steel secures deepwater contract for Gulf of Mexico, USA

Tata Steel has been awarded a high eight-figure US dollar contract to supply pipe for Enterprise Products Partners L.P.’s new crude oil export pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico’s Keathley Canyon area.

The contract will see Tata Steel deliver more than 48,000 metric tonnes of steel pipe from its 42-inch mill in Hartlepool, England for the Lucius Development Project, which has the capacity to produce in excess of 80,000 barrels of oil per day.

Tata Steel will provide 105 miles (169 kilometres) of 18-inch diameter line pipe. The pipe will be laid at water depths of up to 7,000 feet (2,133 metres) and is designed to meet the required specification for deepwater conditions.

Deirdre Fox, director of sales and marketing at Tata Steel, said: “We have a long record of success with providing line pipe for deepwater projects. This is a significant contract for Tata Steel.

“We have excellent dimensional tolerance control within the 42-inch mill in Hartlepool, which enables us to offer deepwater anti-collapse properties and fast lay rates. This contract enhances our position as the global leader in delivering line pipe for deepwater projects.”

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For further information
Bob Jones on +44 (0)207 717 4532, or bob.jones@tatasteel.com

About Tata Steel in Europe
The European operations of Tata Steel comprise Europe's second largest steel producer. With main steelmaking operations in the UK and the Netherlands, they supply steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, lifting & excavating, energy & power, aerospace and other demanding markets worldwide. Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.

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