Part of the Shell US $ 700 million Macae project will be invested in the construction of the Marlim Azul Thermoelectric Power Plant.
The objective of the second largest offshore operator in the world is to create in Macaé the concept of integration between the oil and gas operation and the generation of electric energy. For the president of Shell in Brazil, André Araújo, today the municipality meets the necessary conditions to make the project feasible.
“More than ever, the integration of the oil and gas operation with the generation of electric power is a great market. Macaé has a vocation to expand this activity and for this reason we have developed this project that is pioneering for us,” said André.
As proof that the future of Macaé is in the gas, the project developed by Shell opens two important avenues for the city. By generating energy through the gas produced in reserves in the Campos Basin, the operator extends the offer of one of the main services that hamper the development of the city.
“With this project of Shell, Mitsubishi and Pátria, the city will be able to increase its participation in industrial expansion,” analyzes the president of the Commercial and Industrial Association of Macaé ( ACIM), Francisco Navega.
Another possibility is also d for the petrochemical industries, which use gas to power production lines, to start looking at Macaé as a point of expansion of their activities.
“The oil market has opened up, it looks for new opportunities in what is already the future of the global energy matrix. Once again, Macaé is emerging and will certainly become a global reference in this integration between gas and energy,” said executive secretary of the Brazilian Association of Petroleum Services Companies (ABESPetro), Gilson Coelho.