Prumo, the company that has developed Açu Port, in Rio de Janeiro, announced today that the US company Edison Chouest Offshore opted to use the last two options in their area. The company also decided to add another 40 meters of quay, increasing its total area to 597,400 m². Edison Chouest is investing $ 950 million in the unit, which will be the largest offshore support base in the world and will be able to move more than 10 000 vessels a year.
Founded in Louisiana, in 1960, Edison Chouest is recognized today as the most diverse and dynamic supplier of offshore shipping solutions in the world. The company operates a fleet of over 230 ships, serving a global and expanding customer base. In Brazil, the company has 70 offshore marine support vessels and a shipyard in Navegantes, Santa Catarina, where it builds six vessels per year.
The president of Prumo, Eduardo Parente, said that the strong interest of the US company in the Açu Port proofs that the port will be the main hub for the Oil & Gas sector. With great depth, strategic location and efficient infrastructure, the port complex developed by Prumo appears as an important solution for the installation of companies in Oil & Gas industry in Brazil.