Massive order for steel mill

A MASSIVE order worth more than £100m has been won by a steel mill in Hartlepool.

But bosses at Tata Steel, which has a giant base in Brenda Road where 700 people currently work, say the order will not lead to any new jobs.

The company’s 42-inch mill in Hartlepool has won a major contract to provide pipe for the Discovery Producer Services LLC (Discovery) gas pipeline in the Keathley Canyon, in Gulf of Mexico.

It will see the plant make more than 200 miles of steel pipe, weighing more than 110,000 tonnes.

The contract is expected to be completed and ready to ship out by the second half of this year.

The new contract comes just days after the company announced it had secured an order to supply 48,000 tonnes of steel pipe for an oil pipeline for the Lucius Development Project, also in the Gulf of Mexico.

Andy Hill, manager of Tata Steel’s 42-inch pipe mill in Hartlepool, said: “These two major contracts confirm the leading position of Tata Steel’s Teesside pipemaking facilities as a supplier of technically demanding deepwater linepipe.”

For more details, see tomorrow’s Hartlepool Mail.