Aug 6, 2019
Modec inaugurated a new base of operations in the city of Macaé. The installation is a response from the company to the increased operational demand of its vessels in the Campos Basin and to business expansion projections for the coming years. Today, the company has 11 units in operation in the country, 10 FPSO and one FSO – five of them in the Campos Basin – and three more under construction.
Modec President and Global CEO Yuji Kozai and Modec Brazil President and CEO Takashi Nishino attended the opening of the base at an event aimed at customers, partners, industry institutions, suppliers and employees, where they reinforced the relevance of operations in the country for the company and the promising scenario of the oil and gas segment.
“Today, Brazil is at the center of the global offshore oil and gas market and has incredible potential for years to come. We have been here for over 15 years following the growth and we want to help Brazil strengthen its operations. Most of our fleet and our employees are in the country, ”commented Yuji Kozai.
The expansion in Macaé is strategic for Modec because of the city’s location and expanded capacity, which will help support local activities. In 2018, the company increased its operations in the region by starting the operation of the City of Campos dos Goytacazes FPSO, in the Tartaruga Verde and Tartaruga Mestiça wells.
“Macaé has a strategic position between the two main producing basins in the country, and is very relevant to our business. Investing in the new base demonstrates our commitment to providing even better support for offshore operations and satisfying our customers, ”noted Takashi Nishino.
Campos Basin History
Modec began operations in the Campos Basin and Brazil in 2003, when it signed a contract for the construction, operation and maintenance of FPSO Fluminense. Since then, the company has advanced in the region with the chartering of FPSO City of Rio de Janeiro City, FSO City of Macaé, FPSO City of Niterói and the FPSO City of Campos dos Goytacazes.
Source: Revista Portos e Navios