DNV GL nets Tyra verification deal with Maersk Oil

DNV GL, a certification body and classification society, has won a contract to provide independent verification services for the Maersk Oil redevelopment of the Tyra field, off Denmark.

The Tyra field in the Danish North Sea has been one of the centers of Denmark’s national energy infrastructure since 1984, providing 90 percent of the country’s gas production.

DNV GL said on Wednesday that the contract would be coordinated from Denmark, with teams of experts from multiple DNV GL offices supporting the construction in fabrication yards across the world over the next five years.

The scope of work includes independent verification and support services and ultimately the certification of all greenfield activities.

This work will take place during the engineering, procurement, construction, installation, hook-up, and commissioning phases for two new jackets and eight topsides. These consist of one central processing facility, one accommodation platform, four wellhead modules, and two riser modules.

DNV GL added that its independent third-party verification would help Maersk Oil ensure transparent package status and the real-time reporting of equipment-salient points, provide technical assurance, and enable Maersk Oil to manage project risks.

Liv Hovem, Senior VP of DNV GL – Oil & Gas, said: “We’re very proud to have won the verification contract for the Tyra redevelopment and look forward to furthering our collaborative relationship with Maersk Oil.

“Maersk Oil’s Tyra project is extremely complex, involves a wide range of technical disciplines and requires global support. Drawing on our global and local presence, we will utilize our worldwide network of technical experts to provide on-demand support.

“Having worked with Maersk Oil on successes such as Halfdan Phase 4, Tyra Southeast B, and Culzean, we’re pleased to further our business relationship.”

According to DNV GL, the major parts of the work included in the contract would only be executed given that Maersk Oil takes the final investment decision on the Tyra redevelopment project.

To remind, Maersk Oil reached an agreement with the Government of Denmark in March for the full redevelopment of the Tyra offshore facilities. A decision was made to invest in the project by the end of 2017. Prior to the agreement, Maersk said that Tyra would stop producing in late 2018 and that the facilities would be decommissioned.

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