Heerema in another Tyra win
Dutch Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) has secured another contract linked to Maersk Oil’s multi-billion dollar Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish North Sea.
Maersk Oil has now awarded an additional contract to HMC for extensive offshore lifting services in the Tyra East and West complexes related to the replacement of the wellhead and riser platform topsides.
The contract is HMC’s second at Tyra as Maersk earlier this year hired the company for the transportation and installation contract for the processing & accommodation platform to be carried out using Heerema’s giant Sleipnir semi-submersible crane vessel Sleipnir; due to come into service early 2019.
As part of the new contract, HMC will carry out the removal, transportation, and disposal of topsides, bridges and a jacket with a combined weight of around 17,000 mT.
It will also be responsible for the subsequent transportation and installation of various new topsides and bridges with a combined maximum weight of around 15,000 mT. The offshore operations are scheduled to be performed in 2020.
“The scope of work under this contract represents a critical phase of the Maersk Oil Tyra Redevelopment project and involves a number of delicate offshore lift operations. We appreciate the trust Maersk Oil has once again placed in HMC by awarding this work to us,” says Chief Commercial Officer Harke-Jan Meek.
As for the Sleipnir, it will be the world’s largest such vessel once completed.