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Works at the Nossa Senhora de Fatima Thermoelectric Plant in Macaé

Written by Paulo Nogueira
Published 12/06/2018 às 09:37


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We were at the Public Hearing for granting the Environmental License for the thermoelectric plant in Macaé, learn about the operating companies and the employability of the undertaking

Yesterday (11) in the city of Macaé, there was a public hearing for granting the environmental license, which will allow the installation of the long-awaited thermoelectric plant. Click Petróleo e Gás was at the event and covered the main points of the enterprise, such as hiring, collections for the municipality, companies that will work in the works before and after the finalized project. As we had previously informed about this public hearing in another article (check it out here), the population turned out to be en masse. We will cite some of the most important matters of the meeting in the course of the article:

  • employability
  • Companies Involved
  • Power generation
  • Environmental and Social Impacts
  • Collection for the Municipality

Short excerpt from the Public Hearing in the video below




All issues were important, but among them, the one of greatest interest in this period of unemployment and economic recession was the issue of jobs. The Project's Entrepreneur, Natural Energia, said that there will be a massive generation of jobs, with hiring in the civil, technical, engineering and environmental areas. Priority issues were not reported or whether only Macanese residents will be hired in greater volume.

Companies Involved

There will be many others involved in the venture to provide services in the most varied segments, but here are the main ones that will work on the Santa Tereza Thermoelectric works so far: Natural Energia, Siemens and CEG. Each linked to a specific stage of the structural and transmission works.

Power generation

The energy needed to make the thermoelectric plant work will come from the gas treated or not by the CABIÚNAS PETROCHEMICAL CENTER, the Campos Basin and the pre-salt layer of the Santos Basin, through the ROTA 2 gas pipeline, which passes through the city. Siemens will be responsible for installing the “combined-cycle” type turbines, with maximum utilization. The project will supply Macaé with millions of Gigawatts, and the surplus will be treated with the Furnas Substation.

Environmental and Social Impacts

Many representatives of settlements and residents of land under the administration of the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (INCRA) were concerned about the impacts of this work on their lives.

  1. The representatives of Ibama, Natural Energia and other bodies informed that, in principle, there will be no need to move the settlers, and if that happens, there will be relocation and indemnities.
  2. There will be a need for excavations of about 17 km from the Cabiúnas terminal to the thermoelectric site, passing through areas of environmental preservation, but there is a recovery plan for these areas post-works.
  3. The water needed to supply the plant will come from the Macaé River, Natural Energia informs that there will be no impact on the supply to the city, according to projections.

Collection for Macaé

An undertaking of this magnitude, in addition to generating many jobs, will also be a good source of revenue for the municipality of Macaé with the collection of ICMS and other taxes. For people who live, work and spend in the city, they will make the economy spin, further maximizing coffers.

The installation of the Nossa Senhora da Fátima Thermoelectric Power Plant in Macaé is a reality and there is no turning back, the date for the beginning of the works will be in 2019, until the first semester. Many investments are being made in the oil and gas production chain, in addition to other sectors of the economy, with large companies, many of them multinationals. Find out why they are so interested in the city here.

Paulo Nogueira

With a technical background, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.

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