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James Walker and Teadit awarded Shell supply contract for sealing products

Sealing product engineering specialists James Walker and Teadit have signed an enterprise framework agreement with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. to supply the gasket requirements of all Shell and Shell joint venture sites in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, Australia, Canada and South America.

The contract covers an initial five-year period with an option to extend for another five. In addition to supplying gaskets for the nominated areas, James Walker and Teadit will provide Shell with a secondary source of supply across the remaining areas of the globe as well as meeting the sealing requirements for new projects throughout the company's upstream and downstream operations. In addition, the two suppliers will provide ancillary products such as compression packing, expansion joints, pipe grips and flange management services on a global basis.

Teadit president Chris Day says: 'Working together on a project such as this will bring significant benefits to both our companies in terms of sharing resources, materials knowledge, manufacturing best practices and expertise. This contract with Shell offers a unique chance to work alongside a recognised 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.'