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Tata Steel inks key Iraq pipe contract

World Pipelines,


Tata Steel, Europe’s second largest steel producer, has announced a multi-million pound contract with KOGAS (Korea Gas Corporation) for the manufacture and supply of pipe in the Middle East.

The deal between KOGAS and Tata Steel’s Energy and Power division has seen the company manufacture 110 km of pipeline and coatings for the Kirkuk to Baiji Dry Gas Project in Iraq.

A total of 10 000 t of pipeline was manufactured and coated at the company’s 42 in. mill in Hartlepool, and has now been shipped to Iraq for installation. The pipe, which measures 16 in. dia. is designed and manufactured specifically for the transportation of dry gas.

Increased activity

Carol Hughes, Business Development Manager, Energy and Power for Tata Steel said, “The contract with KOGAS is our largest ever in Iraq and indicates the current opportunities that are in the marketplace. Large-scale oil and gas projects, particularly brownfield, are beginning to receive significant investment in the country and our large presence in the region means we are well placed to capitalise on the increased activity.”

Strong growth in the Middle East

The project comes on the back of strong growth for Tata Steel in the Middle East. The company has been involved in several large projects and view ongoing activity in the region as crucial going forward.

Hughes added, “The Middle East offers many opportunities for Tata Steel and our customers. Recent growth and investment in the region has made it an attractive place to develop and do business, with many of our customers starting to increase activity in the region.

Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton

Read the article online at: https://www.worldpipelines.com/business-news/11112013/tata_steel_inks_key_iraq_pipe_contract/

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