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McDermott focusing on final piece of the puzzle for Tyra

Following the sail away of two bridges and a flare, the U.S. offshore engineering and construction player, McDermott, is now focusing on completing the construction of a final piece of the puzzle it was in charge of for TotalEnergies’ Tyra redevelopment project in the North Sea, with an expected sail away planned for next year.

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McDermott completed its first delivery for the Tyra project with sail away of two bridges and a flare on 24 August 2021. The work package for the Tyra Redevelopment is executed from McDermott’s fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia, and includes the Tyra East G (TEG) natural gas processing topside, two 328-foot bridges (100 meters), and a 449-foot flare (137 meters).

The construction firm was awarded a contract for the Tyra work back in December 2017 and the fabrication started in October 2018. This was one of the largest combined projects for McDermott in the North Sea.

In an update on Monday, McDermott said that, with the close-out of onshore commissioning on the two bridges and flare complete, the team is fully focused on construction close-out on the TEG module in preparation for the onshore commissioning and the sail away planned for next year.

Emphasising that this was one of the more complex projects McDermott has tackled, Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa, said: “Despite the logistical challenges of delivering projects during COVID-19, a collaborative approach with the certifying authority, Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and TotalEnergies, enabled us to achieve this important milestone while maintaining high quality and safety standards.”

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The Tyra field is the centre of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure, processing more than 90 per cent of the nation’s natural gas production. TotalEnergies EP Denmark operates the Tyra field on behalf of the Danish Underground Consortium—a partnership consisting of TotalEnergies EP Denmark (43.2 per cent), Noreco (36.8 per cent), and Nordsoefonden (20 per cent).

Morten Hesselager Pedersen, Vice President, Head of the Tyra Redevelopment, TotalEnergies EP Denmark, commented: “The first sail away of new facilities from our Batam yard was an important step towards rebuilding the Tyra field to support TotalEnergies’ vision and pursuit of sustainable operations. Tyra II will be the new high-tech hub for Denmark’s natural gas production and will reduce CO2 emissions by 30 per cent.”

Heerema Marine Contractors’ giant crane vessel Sleipnir installed the first new Tyra topside for the TotalEnergies-operated gas project in late August 2021.

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Once redeveloped and at peak production, the completion of the Tyra project will enable the supply of around 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, i.e. total production of 200 million barrels over the next 25 years.