RIO – The Porto Açu, in São João da Barra, in the north of the state of Rio, will build a heliport and become one of the workers embarkation bases for offshore oil production platforms on the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The works start at the beginning of next year, informed yesterday the president of Açu Port Operations, Tadeu Fraga. According to the executive, the project will be in partnership with the Aeropart group, which manages Cabo Frio airport, the value of the investment was not disclosed.
With the capacity to house up to 20 large helicopters and an airport-like structure, the heliport should be used to transport people and cargo to the activities of oil companies in the Campos Basin. According to Fraga, one of the advantages of Açu is being closer to the oil region. In relation to Macaé, main aerial support base, the distance is 50 kilometers smaller. Currently this type of service is also offered in Cabo Frio and Campos. For the pre-salt area, located more to the south, teams also embark in Jacarepaguá, in the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Source – O Globo