Petrobras is honored for contributing to the shipping industry
Petrobras was honored on Monday afternoon (Dec 09) at the third edition of Naval Award for Quality and Sustainability (PNQS) for the contribution to the shipping industry in Brazil. The company was represented at the event by the advisor to the President for local content and Prominp (Mobilization Program for the National Oil and Natural Gas Industry), Paul Alonso. The award ceremony was held at the Jockey Club in Rio de Janeiro.
In his speech, the president of the National Union for the Construction and Offshore Shipbuilding and Repair Industry (Sinaval), Ariovaldo Rock, thanked Petrobras for their orders to the industry. Quality and sustainability are the watchwords of this company who practices and sends out these values in their activities," he said.
Sérgio Machado, president of Petrobras Transport (Transpetro), who was also honored, remembered that in 2003, when the decision was taken to revitalize the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, many people did not believe that this resurgence was possible, but today the segment employs 70,000 people. The shipbuilding industry is not going to stop anytime soon because we will be the most competent," he said.
The Director General of the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), Magda Chambriard also outlines a brief history of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry and spoke of the prospects in the sector: “Only in Libra, we have 8-12 billion barrels of (recoverable) oil and we estimate that we need 12-18 large platforms and 60-90 support vessels," she said. The Libra area, located in the pre-salt Santos Basin, was acquired in an auction held in October by a consortium formed by Petrobras (operator - 40%), Shell (20%), Total (20%), CNPC (10%) and CNOOC (10%).
Eduardo Musa, Director of Sete Brasil, the executive director of the Acúrcio Rodrigues de Oliveira Foundation (Aro), Marcos de Oliveira, and the wholesale superintendent of Banco do Brasil, Eduardo Krieck also attended the event among others.