Tata Steel Wins Structural Pipe Contract for EA1

Tata Steel has secured an order to supply 4,400 tons of structural pipes for the East Anglia ONE wind turbine foundations.

The company will manufacture the structural pipes at its SAW Mills in Hartlepool, the same town JDR will produce the 66kV inter-array cables for the project.

UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said: “This commitment to sourcing UK products and supporting Hartlepool’s industrial supply chain companies is exactly what this Government wants to see more of, as we build on the UK’s strengths and capitalise on the opportunities that lay ahead.”

Andy Hill, Works Manager at Tata Steel’s SAW Mills, said: “The growth of the offshore wind market in the UK is a real success story and at Tata Steel in Hartlepool we have developed the products and expertise to successfully deliver into this complex supply chain and help build local content supporting local jobs. We look forward to working with Scottish Power and the wider sector on delivering further projects of this kind into the future.”

East Anglia ONE will consist of 102 Siemens 7MW turbines. Navantia and Windar will produce 42 jacket foundations for the project, while 60 jackets will be built by Lamprell.