EBR shipyard pre-qualified by Petrobras for FPSO bidding in the EPC modality

EBR Shipyard is one of the global epcists pre-qualified by Petrobras to participate in the next possible tenders by the state-owned company for the supply of its own FPSO in the EPC model (Engineering, Supplies and Construction), whose tender date has not yet been confirmed.

Pre-qualification is a new process, required by Law 13.303, known as the State-Owned Companies Law, which, in one of the contracting modalities, requires the prior approval of suppliers, through a pre-qualification process in which the participant must prove economic and technical capacity, in the criteria  established by Petrobras.

“This pre-qualification is very important for EBR, as it proves our ability to deliver satisfactory complete projects, based on our recent track record. It also proves our financial capacity to compete with large companies in the international market, in addition to attesting Petrobras’ satisfaction with our work, for which we were awarded for the anticipation of the FPSO P-74 oil”, highlights the commercial manager of the EBR, Luiz Felipe Camargo .

Full operation

According to Luiz Felipe, for pre-qualification, Petrobras required proof of delivery of an FPSO with a minimum production capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day and treatment of 2 million m³ of gas per day, carried out in the last ten years , in addition to demonstrating the healthy financial condition of the group.

In addition to meeting these requirements, the commercial manager points out as EBR’s differentials the fact that it has its own shipyard in Brazil in full operation, carrying out 2 simultaneous projects for private clients. “We are finalizing the discussions for another project, also for a private client, and we are actively participating in the preparation of proposals for new projects that are in competition”, he informs.

Still as a differential, in addition to the continuity of the shipyard’s activities, the commercial manager highlights that the EBR has a fixed, trained and qualified team, which has been working since the FPSO P-74 project. “We have international knowledge not only through EBR, but also because we are part of the Toyo Engineering group, which is present in several countries with its own engineering offices and extensive experience in EPC projects.”

The pre-qualification is valid for 12 months, during which the notice for hiring the FPSO must be released. “This project, when implemented, will mark Petrobras’ return to the model of contracting its own units.”

EBR has solid experience and qualification to execute projects in various modalities, from the construction of modules in its shipyard in São José do Norte (RS), to the execution of a full EPCI, which involves engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and integration, says Luiz Felipe.

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