Tata Steel bags North Sea Line pipe orders

Tata Steel UK tells Kallanish that it has won three contracts to supply pipe to London-headquartered contracting company TechnipFMC for work in the UK North Sea.

The scope of work includes the provision of high frequency induction (HFI) line pipe for carrier applications and for both spool and pipe-in-pipe systems. The HFI line pipe will be manufactured in Tata Steel’s 20” pipe mill in Hartlepool, and will be installed by TechnipFMC. The value of the order has not been disclosed.

The three different projects span from the Northern North Sea to the Central North Sea. Two of the three will see Tata Steel provide more than 16km of 10” carrier pipes, with three-layer polypropylene coating for anti-corrosion and mechanical protection. These will include weld-on pads to allow fitting of sacrificial bracelet anodes. The third project requires several kilometres of 14” carrier pipes and 10” spool pipes, Tata Steel says.

Tata Steel has supplied more than one million tonnes of pipeline for oil and gas projects in the North Sea for more than 20 years, the steelmaker adds. This includes in excess of 500,000 metres of reel-installed pipe and more than £250 million ($326m) invested in subcontracts for North Sea projects.