LONDON—James Walker and Teadit have signed an agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to supply gasket requirements for all Shell and Shell JV sites in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Australia, Canada and South America.
The enterprise framework agreement covers an initial five-year period with an option to extend for another five, said a James Walker release.
James Walker and Teadit are to provide Shell with a secondary source of supply across the remaining areas of the globe. They will also meet sealing requirements for new projects throughout its upstream and downstream operations.
The two suppliers will also provide ancillary products, such as compression packing, expansion joints, pipe grips and flange management services on a global basis.
The James Walker and Teadit partnership, said the statement, provides complementary geographical manufacturing and support locations.
The contract “will be a considerable driving force within our business for the years ahead,” said Diederik Neeb, managing director of James Walker Sealing Products and Services Ltd.
Teadit is a manufacturer of Gaskets, mechanical packing, expansion joints, fabrics & tapes, thermal insultiaon plates & gaskets, subsea ring joints and PTFE Products, and has headquarters in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.
“This contract with Shell offers a unique chance to work alongside a recognized leader in material and product specifications for the oil and gas industry and hopefully take the opportunity to help drive towards future gains in sealing product safety and performance,” said Teadit President Chris Day.