November 10, 2017

By Davi de Souza (davi@petronoticias.com.br) –

With an investment of R $ 3 billion over the last few years, the Enseada shipyard already looks at its strategic planning to take important new steps. The company recently delivered the P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77 hulls, which are now being completed at its integrating shipyards. According to the director of operations of the shipyard, Mauricio de Almeida, the focus will now be on the FPSO market. “We presented studies, including the Enseada vision, that it is possible to make hulls, even if it is not totally in Brazil, but a slice here and another abroad, with engineering solutions to integrate these two parts,” he said. Almeida also defends the permanence of the local content policy as an incentive element for the development of the national market. “It’s common knowledge that when you scale projects, you end up improving productivity gradually. And this is what we need to do in Brazil. It is possible to do work with local content, “he concluded.

“We have a shipyard where we invested in a lot of technology. The facilities are ready and our staff has plenty of know-how and motivation. Although we are facing this crisis of lack of orders, we showed that it is possible to make ships, modules and complex projects in a Brazilian shipyard.”

“We already invested around R $ 3 billion in the Enseada shipyard. Today we stop with investments. The shipyard is over 92% complete. But we stop and suspend the conclusion. In fact, the yard was planned to run in phases. So we stop the last steps of the shipyard’s implementation until we have a slightly greater predictability of how the shipbuilding and offshore scenario will be here in Brazil.”

“I believe the outlook is very positive. And the bias is being quite optimistic of the industry as a whole. And we hope to be able to contribute with shipbuilding and offshore services using our facilities in Bahia.”

“We are a defender of local content, not as a form of protection of the national industry, but as a form of incentive, so that, with a scale of projects, it can seek levels of international competitiveness. It is common knowledge that when you have project scale, you end up improving productivity gradually. And this is what we need to do in Brazil. It is possible to do work with local content.”

“We made a VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) hull conversion in a FPSO with a lot of local content. We were building the drillships with local content above 50%. It is possible to do projects of high complexity in Brazil with local content. Technically speaking, it’s completely feasible.”

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