GALLERY: Teekay names shuttle tanker trio in South Korea

Teekay on Friday, August 25 held a triple naming ceremony for its three new shuttle tankers at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. 

Teekay’s newest shuttle tankers, Beothuk SpiritNorse Spirit and Dorset Spirit, were officially christened and named in honor of the people who first inhabited the area around Newfoundland, the company said in a statement on Friday.

Once delivered, the shuttle tankers will be operating at Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron offshore oil fields located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Adrienne Peacock was the godmother for Beothuck Spirit, Birgitta Asplund was the godmother for Norse Spirit and Jeehuyn Park was the godmother for Dorset Spirit.

The keel laying ceremony for the first shuttle tanker was held in February this year. These three vessels, which have a total cost of approximately $375 million, are scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2017 and the first half of 2018.

The contract for crude transfer from the four fields is for 15 years and was signed in June 2015 between Teekay Offshore Partners and Canada Hibernia Holding Corporation (CHHS), Chevron Canada, ExxonMobil Canada, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd, Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil, and Suncor Energy.

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