McDermott Begins Fabrication for Tyra Redevelopment Project
McDermott will fabricate and assemble two separate work packages for Total, comprising of seven topside structures, six connecting bridges and six jacket extensions weighing a total of 36,300 tons (33,000 metric tons).
McDermott’s President and Chief Executive Officer, David Dickson, and senior executives from Total, hosted the event to mark this milestone in Batam. According to Dickson, Tyra is important to McDermott because it marks our return to executing projects in the North Sea and it is also one of McDermott’s largest projects in the region.
“Like all of our projects throughout the world, we are applying the One McDermott Way to the Tyra project,” said Dickson. “This proven model helps us reduce costs, ensure certainty and drive execution excellence while maintaining our industry leading safety record. Our yard in Batam has one of the best safety records in the company, having achieved 46 million manhours without any lost time incidents. Let us continue this strong focus on safety and quality culture to make this project a success for our customer.”
McDermott’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian, Tareq Kawash, said, “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. We expect to meet the final timeline for the two work packages scheduled for delivery in early 2020 and 2021.”
McDermott was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and onshore commissioning contract in December 2017 by Maersk 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 redevelopment of the Tyra gas field in the North Sea is a strategic project for Total and for Denmark. Ensuring safe and reliable natural gas supplies to satisfy the country’s demand in decades to come is our commitment to the Danish state and our contribution to the transition of the energy system to a low-carbon future. We are pleased with the progress of the team and our partners in reaching this key milestone of our project," said Patrick Gilly, Managing Director for Total Exploration & Production in Denmark.
“We are happy with the progress of the project to date and equally excited to have taken a significant step in the Tyra Redevelopment project. The project now moves from many months of planning and engineering to the construction of the actual platforms,” said Morten Hesselager Pedersen, Total’s Head of the Tyra Redevelopment Project.
The new facilities will be located approximately 139 miles (225 kilometers) west of Esbjerg, Denmark in the North Sea. The Tyra gas field is processing 90 percent of Denmark’s gas production. The Tyra Redevelopment project is critical in ensuring the country’s energy supply and is the largest ever oil and gas investment in the Danish North Sea.
McDermott and Total developed a joint safety charter to achieve an incident-free project by applying the following values: trust and respect each other; care for each other; take time for change; and intervene positively.