Açu Petróleo completed the 50th ship-to-ship operation at its terminal at Açu Port, in São João da Barra (RJ). The number represents a milestone for the company, which began operating in August 2016. Each operation moves, on average, one million barrels. “In just two years, we started the operation with VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) and advanced in the development process of the Oil Terminal. Today, T-OIL is the best alternative for Brazilian oil exports, “said Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, president of Açu Petróleo. In total, the terminal has already moved 50 million barrels to customers Shell and Petrogal.
Developed by Açu Petróleo (a partnership of Prumo Logística and Oiltanking), T-OIL is the only Brazilian private terminal with capacity to receive VLCC class vessels. This year the Terminal has already operated 4 VLCC-type ships, tankers that are among the largest in the world have storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil.
The operations with this type of ship became possible due to the investment of R $ 400 million, carried out last year, with the dredging works that took the nominal depth of the terminal to 25 meters.
In T-OIL, the transhipment operation is carried out in an area sheltered by breakwater, allowing a fast and safe operation, with efficiency and reduction in the final cost for the clients, which increases the competitiveness for the Brazilian oil. The operation counts on one ship docked and the other on board, both surrounded by containment barriers for spills in the sea. This type of operation allows greater safety in the transshipment during all the seasons of the year.
The Terminal, which is licensed to handle up to 1.2 million barrels of oil per day, also includes a licensed area for future investment in storage and treatment of crude oil. The future construction of the oil treatment unit with storage tanks will help attract other customers who also need this kind of service to consolidate their products before the sale.
Source: Portos e Navios Magazine