TORONTO Tata Steel Ltd. has been
awarded a contract to supply line pipe for a new crude oil
export pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Mumbai-based steelmaker said
Thursday it planned to deliver 48,000 tonnes of 42-inch
diameter steel pipe from its mill in Hartlepool, England, to
Houston-based Enterprise Product Partners LP for a deep
offshore project. The company said it would also supply 105
miles of 18-inch diameter line pipe, which is slated to be laid
at depths of up to 7,000 feet.
Although the exact value of the
contract was not disclosed, Tata said it was in the
eight-figure range, in U.S. dollars.
"This contract enhances our position as the global leader in
delivering line pipe for deepwater projects," Deirdre Fox, Tata
Steels director of sales and marketing, said in a