Tata Steel has announced a near £2 million investment programme to build a new generation of offshore products.
The company said the move emphasises its commitment to supporting North Sea oil and gas production. The investment will be made in its Hartlepool and Port Talbot plants.
Barry Rust, energy and sustainability manager at Tata Steel, said: "These important investments demonstrate Tata Steel's continued commitment to health and safety and improving and increasing our product range to the North Sea and the oil and gas industry around the world, to help it meet ever- increasing challenges.
"We've been involved in some of the largest projects in the UK Continental Shelf over the last 20 years and look forward to supporting the North Sea and the international industry for many years to come."