Sembcorp Marine-built Tyra topsides set sail for Denmark
Singapore’s offshore builder Sembcorp Marine has completed the fabrication of two wellhead topsides, one riser topside, and two bridges for deployment to TotalEnergies’ redeveloped Tyra field located in the Danish North Sea.
Sembcorp Marine said that the topsides and bridges sailed away from its Admiralty Yard on Sunday, 25 July 2021. The voyage onboard BigRoll’s transport vessel will last around one month.
According to the company, they will replace Tyra’s ageing facilities to support TotalEnergies’ vision and pursuit of sustainable operations.
The redeveloped Tyra is envisioned to be a high-tech production and natural gas export centre over the next 25 years. It is designed to reduce the environmental footprint and optimise the energy efficiency of its operations.
Sembcorp Marine head of offshore platforms, Samuel Wong, said: “Amid the multitude of challenges brought on by Covid-19, Sembcorp Marine is proud to have completed the structures safely for our customer. The topsides are delivered building on our extensive track record in constructing topside modules and other facilities for the offshore, marine, and energy industries”.
Vice president and Head of the Tyra Redevelopment at TotalEnergies EP Denmark, Morten Hesselager Pedersen, added: “Today we celebrate the sailaway of the first new Tyra topsides towards the Danish North Sea. The sailaway is a result of the good collaboration between Sembcorp Marine, and our site team at the yard in Singapore.
“The Tyra Redevelopment project reaches a key milestone as the topsides are installed later this summer, and we will see the physical contours of Tyra II, which will be the new high-tech hub for Danish natural gas and reduce CO2 emissions by 30 per cent”.
It is worth reminding that Sembcorp Marine secured the subcontract to construct six topside modules and four bridges for the TotalEnergies EP Denmark’s Tyra Redevelopment project in late 2019. The remaining topside modules and bridges are projected to be delivered in January 2022.
The transportation vessel BigRoll Beaufort arrived at Sembcorp’s yard in Singapore and was ready to sail away with the first new Tyra platforms almost a month ago.
The Tyra project is operated by TotalEnergies with a 43.2 per cent interest with Noreco (36.8 per cent) and Nordsøfonden (20 per cent) as its partners.
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.