Petrobras and Açu Petróleo (a partnership of Prumo Logística and Oiltanking) have signed a contract to carry out ship-to-ship operations at the company’s Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL), located in the Açu Port Complex in northern Rio de Janeiro.
The contract lasts 24 months and provides for up to 48 operations with Suezmax and VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) vessels, which may be extended for the same period. Petrobras currently operates only at the terminals of Angra dos Reis (TEBIG) and São Sebastião (TEBAR) for oil exports.
“The signing of this agreement with Petrobras reinforces the importance of the differentials of our Terminal in the decision-making of the customers. We are the only private terminal in the country capable of receiving VLCC ships, besides providing predictability and safety in operations, which are carried out in a safe area, with efficiency, reliability, respect and care for the environment. These differentials have been increasingly shown as priority factors for our customers, such as Petrobras and Equinor, “said Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, president of Açu Petróleo.
Last week, Açu Petróleo also signed an agreement with Equinor to carry out ship to ship operations at the terminal. With a term of 36 months, the contract foresees to sell, from January 2020, mainly the oil produced in the field of Roncador.
“For this year, we expect to move twice as much as 2018, when we reached approximately 40 million barrels a year. In addition, we are advancing in the development of the onshore tank project which, in addition to providing a better optimization of the DP ship fleet for our customers, will offer new services such as warehousing, dewatering and blending, “said Bomfim.
In T-OIL, the oil-transhipment operation is performed by a world-class operator, Oiltanking, in an area sheltered by breakwaters, enabling reliable and safe operation, with efficiency and a reduction in final cost for customers. increases the competitiveness of Brazilian oil. The operation relies on the two ships docked at the breakwater, both surrounded by containment barriers, which minimizes the risk of impact to the environment.
With modern infrastructure, the terminal has capacity and is licensed to move up to 1.2 million barrels of oil / day.
With 25 meters of depth, T-OIL is the only Brazilian private terminal with capacity to receive ships of the VLCC class, which has storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil.
Source: Portal Naval