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Petrobras hires Swedish company to expand gas capacity

03rd April 2012

Scandanavian construction company contracted to install seven new processing units in Petrobras Rio plant

Petrobras seeks to increase its natural gas capacity

Brazilian oil giant, Petrobras, has commissioned Swedish energy company Skanska to help increase the capacity of a natural gas treatment and compression terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract is worth BRL 1.3bn, of which Skanska’s share is 33 per cent, amounting to a total of BRL 450m.

Skanska will increase the natural gas processing capacity of the Cabiúnas Terminal (TECAB) in more than 5m cubic meters/day by installing seven new processing units and their respective interconnections with the existing, off-site, units.

It will also take the advantage of using the natural gas produced by the pre-salt oil and gas fields explored by Petrobras.
Work is due to commence immediately and the project is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014. About 3,000 workers will be involved when the project reaches its peak.
Skanska Latin America is one of the region’s leading contractors. Operations focus primarily on engineering, construction, operation and maintenance services for the international oil and gas, energy and mining industry.

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