EBR Shipyard Celebrates Safety Performance in FPSO Guanabara MV31 Project

The EBR celebrated 500,000 man-hours worked without a lost-time accident in the construction of modules for the FPSO Guanabara MV31, which the shipyard is building for the company MODEC Offshore Production Systems, from Singapore. The construction phase that began in April 2019 had no lost time accident. To celebrate this important milestone, the EBR held a ceremony, on November 25, with the presence of almost a thousand employees involved in the project. At the ceremony, a certificate was given to the workers in recognition of the performance of the work efficiently and safely.

To demonstrate the recognition of the team’s performance and signal the importance of the theme for the shipyard, the president of TSPI Holding, Koji Kojima; the CEO of EBR, Maurício Mendonça Godoy; and EBR general manager Daniela Guariglia.

Training and Awareness  

Modec Offshore Production Systems President and COO Tony Quinn came from Singapore to see the progress of the project and also participated in the celebration, along with Construction Manager Etsuo Fukasawa and Safety, Health & Environment manager Environment for Projects in Brazil, Mário Pérola. “Employee safety and health is our priority. For this, we have developed a series of training and awareness actions and we are strict in complying with safety, health and environmental standards”, says the Safety, Health and Environment manager, Leonardo Bullos.

According to him, the EBR has a prominent position in safety in the offshore construction sector, which involves risky activities. Among other initiatives, EBR continuously carries out safety campaigns focused on the use of personal protective equipment, hands, eyes, height and heat, in addition to specific training for employees to perform their work well prepared, equipped and aware. “We have full support from the company’s management regarding safety, so much so that a worker has the authority to stop a job if he does not have the ideal conditions for its execution”, explains Bullos.

The contract for the execution of the modules for the FPSO Guanabara MV31 was an important milestone for the beginning of the relationship between EBR and MODEC. The works are carried out at the company’s shipyard, in São José do Norte, in Rio Grande do Sul. 

The FPSO Guanabara MV31, currently under construction by MODEC, will be contracted by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) through a leasing and operation contract for the Mero field, where the FPSO unit will be installed. The field is currently being developed by the Libra Consortium, comprising Petrobras (Operator), Shell, TOTAL, CNPC and CNOOC. The Libra Production Sharing Contract is managed by Pre-Sal Petróleo S.A. (PPSA). When completed, the FPSO Guanabara MV31 will have the capacity to process up to 180,000 barrels of oil per day and 12 million cubic meters of gas per day.

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