Vale Azul Unit to Build US$1.4bn Port Terminal
09.03.2021 - NEWS

September 3, 2021 [bnamericas] – Brazil’s EBTE Engenharia’s Terminal Portuário de Macaé (Tepor) in Rio de Janeiro state’s Macaé port will demand 7.2bn reais (US$1.4bn) in investments, a source familiar with the subject told BNamericas.


The terminal will have annual handling capacity of 7.56Mm3 (million cubic meters) of gas bulk, 33.6Mm3 of liquid bulk and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), 24,000t of general cargo, 30,000TEUs, and about 1.84Mt of miscellaneous cargo used for oil and gas exploration and production.

With a total area of 6.6Mm2, Tepor will also operate with offshore support vessels and provide logistics services to E&P operations.

The project foresees the construction of an LNG and a floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to handle around 630Mm3/month of LNG. The regasified fuel will reach the national grid through an onshore pipeline.

Tepor will also have a multi-use 672m pier with two mooring berths to receive vessels transporting gasoline, diesel, ethanol, natural gasoline, biodiesel and bunker oil. It will be capable of handling 280Mm3/month of fuels, to be distributed to the north of Rio de Janeiro state, the south of Espírito Santo and east of Minas Gerais.

The offshore vessel pier will have eight mooring spots and one heavy lift berth for heavy cargo handling. The installation may receive all types of offshore support vessels, especially platform supply vessels of up to 500TPB (gross tonnage).

The project involves an additional terminal for handling oil transported by very large crude carriers (VLCCs). Considering simultaneous operations with two vessels, Tepor will be capable of handling 60Mb/d (million barrels per day) of oil.

The undertaking is planned to be deployed in 144 months, creating 4,000-5,360 jobs during peak construction in the 28th month.

Macaé is one of Brazil’s main oil and gas hubs, concentrating key terminals, such as Petrobras’ Imbetiba and Cabiúnas (Tecab), as well as a myriad of goods and service providers.

Next to Tecab will be the Marlim Azul thermoelectric power plant, the first to be fired by natural gas produced in pre-salt fields. The project is developed by the Pátria Group, Shell Gas and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America.

EBTE Engenharia is part of Grupo Vale Azul, with more than 68 years in the market. It is focused on infrastructure, urbanization, industrial construction, health infrastructure, and more.

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