Brazil Terminal Project Advances
Construction is slated to begin in 2020 on a new private terminal to serve Brazil’s offshore exploration and production industry, project developer Itaoca Terminal Maritimo S.A. (Itaoca Offshore) reported Tuesday.
Itaoca Offshore noted in written statement emailed to Rigzone that it has struck a partnership and consulting agreement with Peterson Offshore Group to develop the terminal facility at Itapemirim in Brazil’s southeastern Espirito Santo (ES) state. It noted the greenfield facility will boast a strategic location for offshore operators who have acquired or expanded their assets in the ES basins and in the northern portion of the Campos Basin.
“Peterson is an international port operator with extensive experience in the oil and gas industry and a vast portfolio of clients, making them the ideal partner for the preconstruction and construction phase of Itaoca Offshore,” commented Alvaro de Oliveira Jr., chief operating officer of Itaoco Offshore.
According to Itaoca Offshore, the terminal will feature:
- 10 mooring berths
- A 984-foot (300-meter) service pier
- More than 6,458,346 square feet (600,000 square meters) of continental storage
- Road access to the BR 101 South highway, located 14.3 miles (23 kilometers) south of the site.
Itaoca Offshore contends its collaboration with Peterson will support planning, design and commercialization of the initial port development phase. The firm added that Peterson will co-manage the port and logistics center; provide operational support for strategic planning, facilities and management and advise on commercializing and developing the operational layout.
“With Itaoca’s strategic location we have identified an opportunity for greater efficiency for transporting equipment and consumables to offshore platforms in Brazil,” stated Peterson Offshore Group CEO Erwin Kooij. “We will seek to replicate the model we have developed with great success in the North Sea and internationally. We are focusing on working as a port developer and developing a customer base.”
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