Tata Steel has been awarded a multimillion-pound contract by Siemens Wind Power to supply 25,000 tonnes of steel plate for wind towers.
It will deliver the steel plate between April and September this year.
The steel will be used to build about 150 onshore wind-turbine towers.
Tata has already supplied Siemens with 6,000 tonnes of steel plate for similar developments in the UK and Europe.
Phil Knowles, Tata Steel commercial manager for power generation, said: “Demand for steel in the renewable energy sector will continue to grow and we’re ideally placed to help our customers tap into this important opportunity.”
Steel plate will be manufactured at Tata’s Scunthorpe plate mills and Dalzell, at Motherwell, before being cut to size and edge-profiled at the company’s dedicated wind-tower hub at Scunthorpe.
The steel will then be delivered to a fabricator which will form the plate into round sections before they are welded together to form the turbine tower.