Storm Babet Inflicts Damage on Tyra East Offshore Rig’s Scaffolding


The Tyra East offshore rig, operated by Total Energies, has suffered significant damage to its scaffolding in the aftermath of Storm Babet. 

Dramatic images sent to Scaffmag reveal the extent of the destruction caused by the heavy storm and towering waves, which reached heights of 14 to 16 meters. Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries as a result of the incident.

According to a source closely associated with the situation, the damage primarily targeted the rig’s scaffolding structure and equipment stored in the loading bays. This equipment, which included essential tools and machinery, was washed out by the relentless waves, adding to the logistical challenges facing the rig’s crew.

The images show under-deck scaffolding that appears twisted, bent, and in some cases, partially collapsed. It is evident that the force of the storm was enough to wreak havoc on this essential infrastructure of the offshore rig.

Tyra Field is the largest gas condensate field in the Danish Sector of the North Sea. The Tyra East platform plays a vital role in the production and processing of hydrocarbons from the region.