Total begins dismantling efforts on Tyra facility

Oil company Total will decommission a plant in the Danish North Sea for the first time ever. The old Tyra platforms must go, so they can be replaced by new ones. "We're working with tolerances down to a few millimeters," says Morten Hesselager Pedersen, who heads the redevelopment.

The illustration shows the world's largest crane vessel, Sleipnir, which will perform 30 lifts during the decommissioning of Tyra, sited about 200 kilometers into the North Sea. | Photo: Total PR

Seven Eiffel Towers combined, or 38 offshore wind turbines of MHI Vestas' V164 8MW model, should give you an idea of the magnitude of the test to be passed when the Tyra field – with a combined weight corresponding to each of the aforementioned packages – is to be taken down in the North Sea.

This is done in connection with a large-scale redevelopment that's costing around DKK 21 billion (EUR 2.8 billion).

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