Construction under way for Tyra redevelopment
McDermott International Inc. has held a first steel-cutting ceremony at its fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia, to mark the start of fabrication for the Tyra redevelopment project.
“As the project continues to progress with the completion of engineering, we are moving ahead with fabrication in full compliance with the stringent technical requirements for the North Sea in Denmark,” said Tareq Kawash, McDermott’s senior vice president for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian. “We expect to meet the final timeline for the two work packages scheduled for delivery in early 2020 and 2021.”
The company will fabricate and assemble two separate work packages for Total, comprising of seven topsides structures, six connecting bridges and six jacket extensions weighing a total of 36,300 tons (33,000 metric tons). This is said to be one of the largest combined projects for the company in the North Sea.
McDermott was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and onshore commissioning contract in December 2017 byMaersk Oil before that company’s acquisition by Total in March 2018. Engineering was performed by McDermott’s engineering hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Chennai, India. Project and supply chain management services are performed in Kuala Lumpur.
The new facilities will be located about 139 mi (225 km) west of Esbjerg, Denmark, in the North Sea. TheTyra gas field is the center of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure, processing 90% of the nation's gas production.
President and CEO David Dickson said: “Like all of our projects throughout the world, we are applying the One McDermott Way to the Tyra project. This proven model helps us reduce costs, ensure certainty and drive execution excellence while maintaining our industry leading safety record. In turn, this delivers quality and value for our customers.”