ArcelorMittal_Steel wires

French project management, engineering and construction company Technip has awarded a €200m contract to ArcelorMittal for the development of oil and gas offshore fields.

Under the five-year contract, the steel and mining company ArcelorMittal will supply high-performance steel wires to the French company.

Technip’s contract is expected to bolster ArcelorMittal’s wire activities in Bourg-en-Bresse, which will see an increase in its production to support the offshore exploitation market.

Technip Subsea executive vice president and chief operating officer Frédéric Delormel said the technological excellence of the projects which the company develops is one of its strategic priorities.

"Our know-how and solutions are a competitive advantage for our oil and gas clients," Delormel added.

ArcelorMittal’s site in Bourg-en-Bresse, in the Rhônes-Alpes region, France, is part of its Distribution Solutions division and will supply Technip’s manufacturing plants in France, Brazil and Malaysia.

The site will fabricate semi-manufactured rolled products, which will be used on flexible sheaths for the development of deeper oil and gas fields worldwide.

The wire activities of the site, which reinforced its production teams and technical capabilities, benefited from a €6m investment in the past three years.

"Steel and mining company ArcelorMittal will supply high-performance steel wires to the French company."

ArcelorMittal claims the agreement will strengthen its position as a supplier for the design of technological and new solutions for the offshore market.

As part of the agreement, new wire solutions will be developed to meet Technip’s needs.

ArcelorMittal Bourg-en-Bresse site managing director Patrick Laudamy said: "This contract is very important for our Bourg-en-Bresse site.

"It reinforces the industrial outlook of our site, which has managed, over the years, to become a benchmark in the high-end steel wire market thanks to the development of more and more efficient solutions."

Image: ArcelorMittal’s Bourg-en-Bresse site will fabricate semi-manufactured rolled products. Photo courtesy of Technip / Thierry Gonzales.

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