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Tata lands Gulf oil pipe contract

Keywords: Tags  Tata Steel Ltd., line pipe contract, steel pipe, pipeline project, Gulf of Mexico, Enterprise Product Partners, Dierdre Fox, Michael Cowden

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 Steel’s director of sales and marketing, said in a statement Thursday.

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