Semco Maritime wins Tyra contract

Source: press release, 21 March 2019

The Tyra redevelopment project (illustration: Total Denmark E&P)
The Tyra redevelopment project (illustration: Total E&P Denmark)

Offshore project and engineering company Semco Maritime has been awarded an EPCI contract with Total as part of the Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish North Sea.

The work scope includes preparatory engineering work followed by system installation on five unmanned satellite platforms at the Tyra complex. Initial planning work has begun, and the entire project – involving approximately 25 employees – must be completed by October.

During the installation period, two teams of Semco Maritime specialists accommodated on walk-to-work vessels will work in 14-day shifts in order to deliver in due time and quality.

The Tyra Complex consists of two central processing platforms, Tyra East and Tyra West, and five unmanned satellite production platforms. While the processing platforms are to be completely redeveloped, the five satellite platforms are put into idle mode during the redevelopment phase. The satellites must be able to perform minor operations and allow for maintenance, inspection and preservation of equipment.

Semco Maritime’s scope of work also includes installation of temporary diesel generators on several satellites, and isolation of process systems in order to provide a safe working environment at Tyra East and Tyra West.

“We are excited that Total has chosen Semco Maritime to take part in this epic redevelopment project with huge positive impact on Danish energy supply. It is a very challenging project involving numerous parties from around the world, making cooperation, quality and punctual delivery even more important,” says Claus Ross Eilersen, Director, Projects and Services, Semco Maritime.

In addition to the scope of work of this order, Semco Maritime also provides several types of services to Total, including preventive maintenance, fabric maintenance, EPCI-contracts and manpower.

“We know Semco Maritime as a reliable partner with the right safety mindset and the ability to deliver quality solutions,” says Morten Hesselager Pedersen, VP and Head of Tyra Redevelopment, Total E&P Denmark.

The Tyra field has been the most important gas field in Denmark for decades, processing 90% of national gas production. During the years, the platforms has subsided more than 5 metres. The complex now must be redeveloped to secure production for the next many years.