Porto do Açu: infrastructure and energy solutions for Brazil
Covering an area of 90 km² and strategically located in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Açu Port is approximately 150 km from the Campos Basin.
Currently operating, Porto has 17 km of dock and 23m of depth, with capacity to receive up to 47 vessels simultaneously, including large vessels such as Capesize and Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCCs), which carry up to 320 thousand tons of charge.
Within the most modern port-industry concepts, the Port of Açu has an Industrial District and a retro-area for storage and cargo handling.
Learn some facts about Açu Port
• The Açu Port Complex has been in operation since October 2014 and is already listed as the 7th private cargo handling terminal in the country (Antaq data). Throughout 2016, the Port Complex of Açu received a total of 966 commercial vessels. Only in January of this year were the accesses of 129 vessels registered;
• The Company's accumulated net revenue from January to September 2016 was R$ 319 million, representing an increase of 20% over revenues for the same period of the previous year (R$ 266 million). The net revenue includes the amount received with the rent of areas and with cargo handling;
• In the Açu Port Complex, more than R$ 12 billion (up to the third quarter of 2016) have already been invested in the infrastructure of the project and in the units of the companies that are operating in the area;
• Among the terminals in operation is the Petroleum Terminal (a joint venture between Prumo and Germany's Oiltanking), which has been engaged in oil transshipment for BG E & P Brasil Ltda., A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell since August 2016. Ferroport (a partnership between Prumo and Anglo) started the operation of the iron ore terminal in the port in October 2014, and in 2016 only 16 million tons of iron ore were moved in the project;
• The Açu Maritime Fuel Terminal (a joint venture between Prumo and BP) has been in operation since June 2016, which markets marine fuel for vessels that travel on the Brazilian coast. The Multicargas Terminal (T-MULT) is a terminal fully controlled by Prumo and, since 2015, it already moves bauxite, coal, coke and general loads (such as used trucks in mining, equipment for probes, among others);
• In addition, other companies already have their terminals in operation at the project. Among them are Technip - a company with a global presence and built in the complex its largest unit; Edison Chouest, with the largest offshore support base in the world; NOV and InterMoor;
• Currently, the Açu Port Complex employs around 4,500 people. Only Prumo directly and indirectly employs more than 1,200 people in the region. Since 2014, the Açu Port Complex has already counted more than 32 million man-hours worked;