For Prumo, the year 2018 was an important achievement. Prumo is a multi-business economic group responsible for the development of the Açu Complex, the largest port, industrial and energy complex in Brazil, located in São João da Barra, in the North of Brazil. Over the last year, Açu received 2,535 vessels, 6% more than in 2017. Since it began operating in 2014, the port has received more than 6,000 vessels.
One of the main highlights of the year was the start of construction of the first thermal of the company Gás Natural Açu (GNA), a partnership of Grupo Prumo, BP and Siemens. The company is developing in Açu the largest thermoelectric park in Latin America, with investments of R $ 8 billion in the installation of a regasification terminal and two gas-fired thermoelectric plants that, together, will generate 3GW of energy.
To give you an idea, this is enough to supply 14 million homes, which is equivalent to the residential consumption of the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, together. The 1st thermal, which began to be built in March 2018 and currently generates 1,800 jobs, should start the operation in 2021, and the second thermal, in 2023.
For the CEO of Prumo Logística, José Magela , the gas hub in the Açu can make it possible to sell the associated pre-salt gas production. “Making the oil and gas flow viable is essential for Brazil to reach the projected production figures. In this context, the Açu Complex represents a new alternative of energy security and supply for the country, giving options for gas and oil to reach the market, and generating energy, “he said.
Confident in the growth of the market, Açu Petróleo (a joint venture of Grupo Prumo and Oiltanking) has also announced new projects for the next five years. With the forecast of 70% growth in oil production over the next 10 years, efficient logistics will be required to support exports, which should more than double over the same period. In this scenario, Açu Petróleo will develop in the Açu Complex the first private tanking terminal in Brazil, offshore and onshore, which will have storage, treatment, blending and de-watering services.
In operation since 2016, Açu Petróleo carries out ship to ship operations at its terminal at Porto Açu. In 2018 alone, there were 40 operations of this type, representing a 235% increase when compared to the previous year’s result. With this, the company has totaled 61 operations since the beginning of its activities. Among the operations, 9 were carried out with VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) type vrssels, which have a storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil. In order to be able to operate with this type of vessels, the company invested R $ 400 million in dredging to deepen its terminal to 25 meters and started to have the only private terminal in the country (T-OIL) capable of receiving VLCC type ships.
In 2018, Dome also provided warm staking of Seadrill’s West Carina drill rig. This meant that the rig was moored at the terminal, but with all its operational functions and the crew aboard, so that it could be put into operation quickly – which happened in December last year. In addition to the mooring of the unit, Dome also provided integrated logistics, integrity, repair and maintenance of the unit.
In addition, the Açu Operations Port (a partnership between the Prumo Group and the Port of Antwerp) and the Aeropart – Participacoes Aeroportuárias Group, signed a contract for the installation of Açu Heliport. With a total area of 210,000 m² and specifically designed for the use of helicopters that will serve the offshore platforms in the region, including the Campos and Espírito Santo Basins, the Heliport will have 20 positions for aircraft parking.
Another highlight was the operation of the Multicargas Terminal (T-MULT), managed by Açu Operations Port and which, during the year, recorded several operational records. The terminal closed the year with 655 thousand tons of cargo, up 16% from the previous year and 12 times more than in 2016 when the terminal was inaugurated. Also during the last year, T-MULT received more than 22 thousand trucks and 22 ships, operating 7 different products for a total of 15 customers, double that of last year. In addition, the terminal reached international levels of productivity, with a record of unloading of around 22 thousand ton / day. In addition to the materials that the terminal already operates, such as bauxite, coke, coal, general cargo and equipments, in 2018 T-MULT moved unprecedented loads, such as wind turbines, gypsum and scrap. The terminal is still licensed to operate vehicles and is developing a project to create the infrastructure needed to move containers.
Source: TN Petroleo