Motherwell Bridge secures £4.5m Tata deal

A SUBSIDIARY of engineering group Motherwell Bridge has won more than £4.5 million in orders from India and Brazil.

Clayton Walker Gasholders will oversee construction of two new gasholders in India as part of the expansion of one of Tata Steel's plants.

One of the holders being constructed will be the largest of its type in the world and will extend the capacity of the Jamshedpur facility by three million tonnes per annum.

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Russell Ward, chief executive of Lanarkshire-based Motherwell Bridge, said: "We have had a presence in India for over 100 years and see it as a very important market. Securing a contract from a company of Tata Steel's stature not only helps strengthen our position in the country, but it will serve as a strong endorsement of our capabilities."

Wakefield-based Clayton Walker has also secured separate contracts to supply replacement gasholder seals and other ancillary equipment to two major steel plants in Brazil.

Ward said the overseas contracts came as the company saw a wider upturn in demand.

"Earlier this year, our bulk storage division secured a multi-million pound contract to design and build two storage tanks for Ineos, the world's third largest chemicals group."