The restart of the Tyra gas field, which lies in the Danish portion of the North Sea, is expected to be delayed by almost a year due to corona-related issues, according to S&P Global.

Total said in a statement, “Due to these impacts and as installation activities can only be carried out during the summer season in the North Sea, the installation of four new topsides have been rescheduled from 2021 to the 2022 installation window.” 

The original target of July 2022 is now expected to be pushed back to June 2023. The field was closed in September 2019 for redevelopment work due to seabed subsidence.

The aging Tyra field is integral to Denmark’s gas industry, with more than 90% of the country’s production processed through the field’s facilities.

Total is the main shareholder with a 43.2% stake in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), which operates Tyra, alongside Norway’s Noreco (36.8%) and the Danish state-owned Nordsofonden (20%).