BRASIL: Açu Petróleo and Petrogal renew transhipment contract in port of Açu

Scheduled to operate in 2023, the renovation reinforces the operational excellence of the terminal


Rio de Janeiro, September 9, 2019 – Açu Petroleum (a joint venture between Prumo Logística and Oiltanking) and Petrogal reaffirmed their partnership and renewed by 2023 the oil transshipment contract at the Açu Port Terminal in São João da Barra (RJ ) With the new contract, the forecast is that the oil company, which has been a client of the terminal since 2017, will double the number of export operations carried out in the terminal.

For Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, CEO of Açu Petroleum, the renewal of the contract with Petrogal confirms the company’s differentials. “Continuing this partnership is very important for Açu Petroleum, as it encourages us more and more to maintain our commitment to operational excellence and non-negotiable respect for the environment. Petrogal was the first company to operate VLCC in our terminal. I am sure that this commitment, together with the predictability and security we offer in our operations, were key factors for this renewal. ”

“Petrogal is the third largest oil and gas producer in Brazil and one of the companies in the world with the fastest growing production,” said Miguel Pereira, CEO of the company. “Brazil is our main development base and this requires access to a reliable, technologically and environmentally sound infrastructure,” he added.

In operation since 2016, the Açu Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL) is 25 meters deep, has three berths and is licensed to handle up to 1.2 million barrels of oil per day. Since the beginning of its operation, the terminal has already performed more than 95 operations. T-OIL is the only private terminal in the country capable of receiving VLCC type ships, which has a storage capacity of up to 2 million barrels of crude oil. VLCC shipping operations already represent 40% of the total handled to date.

“For this year, we expect to move twice the volumes of 2018. In addition, we are advanced in the development of the on-ground tank project that, in addition to providing an optimization of oil management logistics for our customers, can offer new services like storage, drain and mixing, “Bomfim said.

In addition to Petrogal, the companies Petrobras, Shell and Equinor are also clients of Açu Petroleum.

At T-OIL, the oil transshipment operation is carried out by a world-class operator, Oiltanking, in a protected area of ​​breakwaters, allowing a reliable and safe operation, with efficiency and reduction in the final cost for customers. which increases the competitiveness of Brazilian oil. The operation has two ships docked at the breakwater, both surrounded by containment barriers, which minimizes the risk of impact on the environment.

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