New topsides arrive at Denmark's Tyra field
The three Tyra East wellhead and riser platforms have arrived at the Tyra field in Denmark that is undergoing renovation, one of the project's partners Noreco reported on August 30.
The topsides were delivered from the Sembcorp Marine construction yard in Singapore on board the BigRoll Beaufort heavy transport vehicle, with the 16,000-km journey completed on schedule, Noreco said. The world's largest crane vessel, Sleipnir, is now in position to lift the three topsides onto the field's jackets, and installation will take place in September, it said.
Tyra formerly accounted for 90% of Danish gas production until it was shut down in September 2019 so that a three-year redevelopment programme could start. Over the years the North Sea field's platforms had been sinking, requiring its operator, the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), to install new, elevated topsides on its existing jackets.
TotalEnergies has a 43.2% interest in DUC, while as 36.8% and Denmark's Nordsofonden a further 20%. Noreco warned in November 2020 that the project's restart had been delayed from 2022 until the second quarter of 2023 because of the pandemic. The company noted on August 30 that work on the five remaining platforms continued on schedule to meet that revised target date for first gas.