Ten companies submit proposals for Libra logistic support


Ten companies presented proposals to Petrobras’ bid to contract integrated logistic support services for Libra, in the Santos Basin pre-salt.

Among them are four shipping companies: CBO, Farol Apoio Marítimo, Oceanpact and Magallanes Navegação / Wilson Sons Ultratug, which is part of the Group Brasco, operator of port terminals in Rio de Janeiro.

Also there are the four helicopter operators: Aeróleo, CHC do Brasil, Leader Air Taxi and Omni Air Taxi.

The only port to bid was Sepetiba Tecon, a container terminal located in Itaguaí (RJ), which is managed by Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN).

PB-Log also submitted a proposal. The Petrobras subsidiary operates on three fronts contemplated on the bids, with vessels, infrastructure (port) and aircraft.

Another 20 invited companies did not bid. This was the case, for example, of Bram Offshore, the country’s largest shipping support company and a subsidiary of the North American group Edison Chouest, which operates a terminal at Açu Port (RJ).

Also in the list of decliners are Helivia Aero Taxi (airline), port operators Nitshore and Triunfo Logística, carriers Locar, Pronto Express Logística and Transuiça, as well as shipowners such as Fugro, Solstad and Up Offshore, among others.

The scope of the bidding provides for the provision of aerial personnel and contingency logistics services, airport operations, maritime cargo support, land / cargo logistic, warehousing and support services integration, programming, optimization and benchmarking.

Three contracting models are planned. The first, by air, is divided into two subtypes, one consisting of aircraft charter according to the demand for helicopters calculated by Petrobras, and the other according to the compony’s estimated passenger demand.

The second model aims to meet the demand for transport and storage of cargo by land and sea, port operations and the management of this entire chain, while the third model aggregates all the demand described for previous cases

Companies may choose to submit proposals only for the type that is of their interest and scope of action, and there are no restrictions so that the same group can submit proposals for all types.

Source: Brazil Energy

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