In operation since October 2014, Açu Port has special features, such as its excellent depth, strategic location of just 150 km from the main wells in Campos Basin and efficient infrastructure, which make it the primary solution for companies operating in Brazil’s offshore sector. Its proximity to the main production region of Brazil, accounting for 80% of oil produced, generates significant time savings and cuts fuel costs.
Leaders companies in their segments like NOV, Technip, Wartsila, BP and Edison Chouest are either operating at or building plants at Açu Port. ECO recently signed a contract with Petrobras for the operation of 6 offshore support berths, which are being built at the plant at Açu Port.
At the stand, visitors can browse an interactive tool which contains information about the venture, including operations carried out to date. A video will also be shown containing aerial images of Açu Port, showing the two terminals, plants built by clients and works in progress.
During the fair, Prumo CEO, Eduardo Parente, will participate in the Oil & Gas Brazil Meeting, taking place on day 4. Aimed at executives, the meeting will bring together some 350 representatives of national and foreign companies. The executive will give a presentation about Açu Port and will talk about the venture’s operational phase, including prospects for the years ahead.
About Açu Port
With 17 km of piers Açu Port is located in São João da Barra, in northern Rio de Janeiro. Occupying 90 km² the venture is comprised of Terminal 1 (T1 – offshore) and Terminal 2 (T2 – onshore). T1 is dedicated to handling iron ore and oil. Operational since October 2014, T1 has received 15 vessels so far. The terminal can receive vessels such as Panamax and Capesize and is being prepared to receive the larger Very Large Crude Carriers – VLCC.
T2 is located around a 6.5 km long, 300 meter wide approach channel with a depth of at least 10 meters along its entire extension, reaching 14.5 meters in its deepest section. T2 will handle project cargo, containers, rocks, bauxite, grains, vehicles, bulk liquids and solids, general cargo and oil. The terminal will also house a dedicated area for the oil and gas E&P support service industry. The first commercial operation occurred at the T2 channel in November 2014. Since then the Terminal has received 5 vessels.