Written by OE Staff Tuesday, 25 October 2016
GranEnergia and Prumo Logística have formed the joint venture, Dome, to offer integrated service solutions for the oil and gas industry.
Dome aims to contribute to increase efficiency, streamline costs and ensure the integrity of facilities, seeking sustainability for oil and gas operations and projects. Initially, the focus will be on integrity management services and modernization of vessels and equipment, including manufacturing spools, structures, modules and skids, in addition to logistics support services to the offshore industry and others set up in Açu Port, the two companies said.Dome will be centralized in Açu Port in Brazil, with operations scheduled to begin in November.
“GranEnergia and Prumo share the same values and their businesses are complementary. The partnership aims to offer integrated services such as support from state-of-the-art infrastructure. Dome is now here to enable the development of a complete, competitive and innovative service hub, and will bring solutions to the industry’s challenges,” said Miguel Gradin, CEO of GranEnergia.
Located on the left margin of the Onshore Terminal (Terminal 2) of Açu Port, Dome will initially occupy a total area of 47,000sq m, with 17,000sq m in facilities that are already built, such as administrative buildings, workshops, warehouses and others. This infrastructure relies on 460m of quayside ready for immediate use. Furthermore, to meet different market needs, the area initially occupied by Dome can be expanded.
Another Dome advantage is the possibility to use Açu Port’s infrastructure to serve clients, such as the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT) and the Naval Repair Terminal, which is being developed and will be located in the breakwater of Açu’s Onshore Terminal. Use of these terminals will give the company greater flexibility to serve its clients, offering superior infrastructure, with draft up to 14.5m.
“Dome will be a one-stop-shop and will offer services customized to the needs of each client. That means cost reductions, greater efficiency and elimination of bottlenecks,” said José Magela, CEO of Prumo Logística, the developer and operator of Açu Port.
Earlier in the year, GranEnergia and Prumo tested the potential benefits of this partnership, when the Olympia Unit for Maintenance and Service (UMS Cidade de Araruama), owned by GranEnergia, moored at T-MULT for an upgrade. Services were executed in half the time originally expected, due to the successful combination of GranEnergia’s competences in integrity management and logistics support with the advantages and infrastructure offered by Prumo, thus reducing costs and the unit’s stoppage period.
Among the first of Dome’s clients is GranEnergia, which now has an operational alternative in Açu Port. Synergy and complementarity between the companies are also reflected in their principles and values.
“Our partnership is a joint operation formed by a team focused on the development of innovative and integrated solutions, seeking to create value for our clients and partners, having Safety and Compliance as fundamental principles,” Gradin said.