First gas from Total’s politically important $3 billion redevelopment of the Tyra field in the Danish sector of the North Sea has been postponed by a year to the second quarter of 2023 after the Covid-19 pandemic took its toll on construction work, the operator has confirmed.

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused shutdowns at yards building the new Tyra facilities as well as affecting the supply chain delivering key components for the topsides.