OSLO, Norway, Aug. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Energy Company ASA ("Noreco" or "the Company") is pleased to announce the successful and safe removal of the Tyra East and Tyra West integrated processing and accommodation platforms. In early August, Allseas' vessel Pioneering Spirit removed the 14,000-tonne and 7,780-tonne topsides at Tyra East and Tyra West as the final part of the redevelopment project's decommissioning campaign.
The offshore decommissioning campaign is an important milestone for Noreco and the Tyra Redevelopment project. In 2019, production and gas export from the Tyra field was temporarily shut-in. Since then, more than 750 people, primarily from local suppliers in Esbjerg, have prepared the platforms to be removed this summer. In July, Phase 1 of the Tyra decommissioning campaign was successfully completed in a safe manner and according to plan when the topsides, including wellhead and riser platforms, were removed by HMC's Sleipnir.
The second phase of the decommissioning campaign consisted of two main lifts of the two integrated accommodation and processing platforms at Tyra East and Tyra West. Both platforms were removed by Pioneering Spirit, the world's largest construction vessel. Advanced technology and precision allowed both topsides to be removed in single lifts, decreasing the offshore risk as the dismantling will be performed onshore instead of offshore. The upcoming installation of Jackets will complete the 2020 Offshore Campaign.
More than 95 percent of Tyra topsides to be recycled
The Tyra East and Tyra West topsides will be dismantled at the recycling yard M.A.R.S. (Modern American Recycling Services') in Frederikshavn, and more than 95 percent of the old platforms are expected to be recycled. The recycling of old Tyra is to date the largest offshore recycling project carried out in Denmark.
"Today marks an important milestone for Noreco and our partners in the DUC with the successful completion of the offshore decommissioning campaign. In the Tyra Redevelopment project the safety and health of the workers has been the highest priority. The operator of the DUC, Total, adapted quickly to the challenging market conditions and enabled the project to move forward, completing Phase 1 and Phase 2 based on the initial timeline," said Atle Sonesen, Chief Operating Officer for Noreco.
Cathrine Torgersen, EVP Investor Relations & Communication
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