New Tyra process module sets off on 8,700 nautical miles journey

TotalEnergies EP Denmark and its Danish Underground Consortium partners Noreco and Nordsøfonden are pleased to announce the successful sail away of the new Tyra II process module. 

Esbjerg, 1 September 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Denmark and its Danish Underground Consortium partners Noreco and Nordsøfonden are pleased to announce the successful sail away of the new Tyra II process module.  

Today at 10.15 local time, the 17,000 metric tons process module left McDermott’s fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia onboard the heavy transport vessel GPO Emerald. The complex module has been under construction since October 2018, and the teams have spent more than 18.8 million work hours to build it.  

The long journey from Asia to the Danish North Sea will take around 30 days and it will lead the module through the Suez Canal where the vessel needs to be ballasted down to pass under a bridge with less than two meters clearance.

Upon arrival at the Tyra field, the process module will be installed as the final of eight platforms completing Denmark’s new high-tech hub for natural gas production – Tyra II. Due to the enormous weight of module, only one crane vessel in the world – Heerema Marine Contractor’s Sleipnir – can execute this world record lift. 

With the sail-away on schedule, the final activities of the Tyra Redevelopment Project will be safely executed offshore at the Tyra field where work is ongoing to power up the installed platforms and to reconnect them to the existing North Sea infrastructure. 

Lars Bo Christiansen, Project Director Deputy for TotalEnergies EP Denmark A/S, said:

The sail-away of the new Tyra II process module is of key importance for the Tyra Redevelopment Project and European gas supplies as it marks the conclusion of onshore construction. With this the remaining work on Tyra II will take place in the Danish North Sea where the full support of the local and international offshore community will be required. The sheer size and magnitude of the process module is just incredible, and we look forward to uniting this final major component with the remaining platforms at the Tyra field during the next month.

Facts on the process module 

  • The processing module is 17,000 metric tons heavy, 47 meters tall and measures approximately 16,300 square meters – equivalent to size of more than two soccer fields. 
  • The module contains 19 rooms such as the air compressor room, several workshops, or the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) room. The cables connecting everything are 783 kilometers long when putting them together – equivalent to the distance from Esbjerg to Amsterdam. 
  • The process module is built with high-end materials, and there are sensors on all the critical equipment (e.g. compressors, pumps, heaters) which continuously collect data and will allow the control room operators to monitor the condition and performance of Tyra II around the clock. 
  • With the use of new technology and modernized working processes, TotalEnergies anticipates that Tyra’s operational efficiency will increase from its current average of around 80% to more than 90% after launching. Electrically driven equipment motors that are fed with power from the gas turbine generators are just one of the contributors to this. 
  • At peak, the process module will be able to process 300 million standard cubic feet gas per day which is coming from both Tyra and five unmanned satellite fields, namely Tyra Southeast, Harald, Valdemar, Svend and Roar. 


Facts on the Tyra Redevelopment 

  • TotalEnergies is the operator of the Tyra field on behalf of DUC – a partnership between TotalEnergies (43.2%), Noreco (36.8%) and Nordsøfonden (20%). 
  • Tyra is Denmark’s largest natural gas field and has been a center for processing and exporting more than 90% of the natural gas produced in the Danish North Sea before its redevelopment. 
  • A redevelopment of the Tyra field is necessary due to the field’s natural subsidence of the chalk reservoir after many years of production. 
  • The redevelopment of the Tyra field includes three main elements: decommissioning and recycling of the old Tyra platforms; recycling and extending the current platform legs on six of the platforms with 13 meters, which will have new topsides; a completely new process module and a new accommodation platform 
  • Once the modernized Tyra II is back on stream, it is expected to deliver 2.8 billion cubic meter gas per year which amounts to 80% of the forecasted Danish gas production. 
  • Tyra II will secure continued production of natural gas with 30% less CO2 emissions and contributing to energy security by reducing Denmark’s and EU’s dependency on Russian gas. 

TotalEnergies media contact:

Thorkild Diness Jensen / Head of External Communications for TotalEnergies Denmark / +45 20 20 42 36 / 

Supplementing material:

Please download relevant pictures and videos of the process module and its sail-away from Indonesia here. 

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