Petrobras renews emergency response


Petrobras is expected to hire two new companies to provide emergency response services related to oil and oil spills in the country for the next four years. In a bid promoted by Petronect, only Navemestra Navegation Services and Suatrans Emergência had classified proposals.

Navemestra was the only one classified in lots 1 and 3, which cover, respectively, the South and Northeast regions (BA, PE and SE). In the first case, the offer was R $ 34.7 million and, in the second, R $ 36.5 million. In lot 2, referring to the states of Ceará, Maranhão and Rio Grande do Norte, Suatrans proposed the provision of services for R $ 45.4 million.

The scope provides for the use of resources from Petrobras’ Environmental Defense Centers (CDAs), which were created in 2001 as part of the Pegaso Program of Excellence in Environmental Management and Operational Safety.

The initiative came in the wake of the leakage of 1.3 million liters of oil from a Petrobras pipeline in Guanabara Bay in January 2000, which eventually affected mangroves in the region.

Currently, Petrobras has 12 CDAs. They are located in Itajaí (SC), Guarulhos (SP), Goiânia (GO), Duque de Caxias (RJ), Macaé (RJ), Vitória (ES), Camaçari (BA), Fortaleza (CE), Abreu e Lima (PE), São Luís (MA), Manaus (AM) and Guamaré (RN).

“Located at strategic points of the company’s areas of operation, the centers are prepared for operational and logistical support, complementing the Emergency Response Plans existing in the terminals, refineries, platforms and vessels in the service of Petrobras,” informed the oil company via Press office.

In the public basis of Petrobras contracts, there are currently 15 active contracts for the operation and maintenance of CDAs, all with Albriggs Defesa Ambiental. Due in June this year, they total R $ 143 million.

Source: Brazil Energy Magazine

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