Petrobras performs 1st transhipment operation at Açu Petróleo terminal - Porto do Açu


Petrobras performs 1st transhipment operation at Açu Petróleo terminal

Operation is the first performed by the oil company in a non-owned terminal

The Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL) of Açu Petróleo (a joint venture between Prumo Logística and Oiltanking), located in the Complex of Port of Açu, in north of Rio de Janeiro, held – on the 24th and 25th of May – the first Petrobras transhipment operation through a Suezmax vessel, with the mooring of the vessels Henrique Dias (exporter) and Brasil 2014 (reliever). The operation refers to the contract signed with the state company this year, on March, and has initial duration of 2 years.

“Until today, Petrobras has been operating in Brazil only at its own terminals, in Angra dos Reis (Rio de Janeiro) and São Sebastião (São Paulo), for oil exports. We are the first private terminal in the country to carry out operations for the oil company and this is a good reason to be proud of. Our differentials, such as the strategic location, close to Santos and Campos basins, capacity to receive VLCC vessels and transhipment in a sheltered area, were decisive in establishing this new and promising partnership, “said Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, CEO of Açu Petróleo.

T-OIL is the only private terminal in Brazil able to operate VLCC vessels, which storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil. The terminal has 25 meters depth and licensed capacity of 1.2 million barrels per day. In addition, the transhipment operation is performed by a world-class operator, Oiltanking, in an area sheltered by breakwaters, allowing a reliable and safe operation, with less risk of impact to the environment, efficiency and reduction in the final cost for the customers, which increases the competitiveness of Brazilian oil.