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Corus bags 14,000 tonne Singapore deal

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MORE than 14,000 tonnes of British steel is to be used during the construction of a communication and research centre in Singapore.

Producer Corus is shipping 12,000 tonnes of structural sections and 2,000 tonnes of steel plate to the south-east Asian city-state for use in the 24-storey Fusionopolis development.

Corus's Teesside, Scunthorpe and Motherwell mills will produce the steel for the centre, being built by main contractor Shimizu.

It will use steel columns to build the central core and cantilevered plated steel beams to form the f loor grid in an effort to speed construction.

The building will be linked with another 22-storey steel structure and is due to be completed by July 2007.