Sept 8, 2019
Saipem’s Offshore Construction and Technology Center (CTCO) in Brazil has received, at its manufacturing center, located in Guarujá-SP, some equipment from Petrobras for storage, under a five-year contract. Situated in Guarujá Naval Industrial Center, this center is strategically located at the entrance to the Santos Port canal. It was specifically designed to serve oil and gas industry projects, in particular the Santos Basin Pre-Salt.
CTCO has a combination of strategic features that set it apart from other construction sites in the country, such as the 350-ton crane, 330-meter main wharf, 12-meter draft and 172-meter secondary wharf, manufacturing warehouses with approximately 20,000 m2 and 8,000 m2 capacity, respectively, and an external area of 15 hectares for storage, supported by an infrastructure ready to host simultaneous oil and gas industry projects, with their logistical, storage, testing, manufacturing and assembly needs .
Saipem’s project aims at storing and maintaining equipment, which may vary from 50kg up to 150 tons. Among them the VCMs – Vertical Connection Modules. The activities foresee the receipt of equipment, maintenance support and internal movement activities and eventual maritime expedition. CTCO has already been used for mounting and supporting the installation of large structures and subsea equipment such as floating tanks, hybrid structures, steel lazy waze systems, rigid catenary risers. It has also provided logistical support to maritime operations in conjunction with 21 Saipem fleet support vessels and ships that are the most modern in the oil industry.
Source: O Petroleo