PHOTO: Teekay’s new shuttle tanker for Canadian offshore oil

Teekay Offshore has taken delivery of the first Heritage Class shuttle tankers to be used to ship oil from Canada’s Atlantic Ocean offshore oil installations.

The vessel Beothuk Spirit will be followed by Norse Spirit tanker slated for delivery in the first half of November 2017, followed by Dorset Spirit in early-2018.

According to Teekay, the new shuttle tankers vessels will provide crude transportation services to the Hibernia, Terra Nova, White Rose and Hebron offshore oil fields located in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

They will replace two in-charters and one owned vessel vessel currently servicing this 15-year, plus extension options, contract with a group of companies that includes Chevron Canada, Exxon Mobil, Husky Energy, Mosbacher Operating Ltd., Murphy Oil, Nalcor Energy, Statoil and Suncor Energy.