Massive steel contract for Hartlepool

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A STEEL giant has clinched a multi-million pound contract to supply pipes from its huge Hartlepool factory.

Tata Steel today announced winning a “high eight-figure US dollar contract” to supply pipe for a new crude oil export pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.

The deal has been signed with Enterprise Products Partners LP for the pipeline which will serve the 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.

Once the pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico has been completed, it will have the capacity to produce more than 80,000 barrels of oil a day.

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.

“This contract enhances our position as the global leader in delivering line pipe for deepwater projects.”

More details in tomorrow’s Hartlepool Mail.