Tata Steel: North Sea pipe milestone

Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer, has celebrated the supply of 1 million t of pipeline for oil and gas projects in the North Sea.

Henrik Adam, Chief Commercial Officer of Tata Steel in Europe, gave the opening address at a special event in Aberdeen, UK, in which he highlighted the company’s key achievements in the North Sea – including 88 projects completed in conjunction with 28 customers.

The event included presentations from Tata Steel representatives and guest speakers – including Subsea 7, Wood Group Kenny and Shell UK – who examined the challenges facing North Sea operators.

Richard Broughton, Commercial Manager of Tata Steel exploration and production, said: “Tata Steel has been providing solutions to the North Sea market for more than 21 years, culminating in 1 million tonnes and 4 million metres of welded pipe. In excess of half a million metres has been installed using reel-lay construction methods. Over this period we are also proud to have invested over a quarter of a billion pounds in subcontracts for North Sea projects.

“It was fantastic to celebrate these achievements with our valued customers and partners in Aberdeen and also introduce our latest welded Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (SURF) offering.”

The latest solution from Tata Steel offers superior dimensional control in comparison to traditional seamless pipe. The innovation also provides a number of key benefits including reduced structural integrity risk and faster installation time, which results in a more cost effective product.

Speakers from Subsea 7, Wood Group Kenny and Shell also took the opportunity to discuss how they have successfully collaborated with Tata Steel in the last 21 years. Clients emphasised the cost effective, and fit for purpose solutions that have been developed through long standing relationships with many companies working in the North Sea.

Mr Broughton added, “Tata Steel is continuously looking to improve our solutions in response to our clients needs, today has been all about our customers and finding out how we can continue to make their North Sea projects a success in the years to come.”

Edited from source by Elizabeth Corner

Published on 28/01/2015

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