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Meet Abdias Nascimento: The metal giant launched by Transpetro on its way to the Campos Basin

20 from 2017 from September to 06: 44
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The oil tanker launched by Transpetro

This is the first of its kind and five more of these are already being built, Shell may also be in the mix!

[supsystic-social-sharing id='1′]O Atlântico Sul Shipyard (EAS), located in Pernambuco managed to deliver the ship Abdias Birth within the deadline stipulated to Transpetro last Thursday (September 14) and without wasting time, the Petrobras subsidiary has already started operations towards the Campos Basin, which demonstrates the urgency of the state-owned company to place the oil machine in the region to run once and for all. Here are some technical specifications regarding this unit:

The ship measures about 274 meters from one end to the other and is capable of carrying no less than 1 million barrels of oil on each trip, in addition to being able to operate in Brazil and in the most remote places around the globe. Abadias belongs to the Suezmax category, which now integrates and maximizes Transpetro's vessel portfolio. With this exponential increase in its fleet, its customers' needs are gradually being met with more operational quality, safety and respect for all international rules.

At the moment, five ships are being built at EAS, 3 of which are expected to be finished in 2018 and 2 more in 2019. All of them are from the Aframax line.

Approaching Shell and other multinationals

Aware that the contracts currently signed with Estaleiro Atlântico Sul will be finalized in 2019, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Fernando Bezerra Coelho Filho, undertook to bring together companies such as Shell and other large companies in the field to sign new ventures. He also wants to make local content rules more flexible to make shipbuilding more attractive for these companies. We know nowadays that the high tax values ​​in Brazil impede investments, reducing these taxes, the naval sector will be able to breathe with strength in 2018. Source Petrobras and Portos e Navios.

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