Skanska to expand Brazil natural gas plant

Skanska has been contracted by Petrobras for engineering, procurement and construction to increase the capacity of the natural gas treatment and compression of the Cabiúnas Terminal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a joint venture with two local companies. The contract is valued at about BRL1.3 billion, of which Skanska’s 33% share is valued at BRL450 million.

Skanska will lead the group responsible for the detailed engineering and construction of the facilities which includes civil works and electromechanical installations. Skanska will also provide technical assistance for the commissioning and startup phases of the units within the plan and procure equipment and materials.

The project will involve the installation of seven new processing units, to be interconnected with the existing off-site units, which will increase the natural gas processing capacity of the Cabiúnas Terminal by more than 5million cubic meters per day. It will also use the natural gas produced by the “Pre-Salt” oil and gas fields explored by Petrobras.

The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2014, with work commencing immediately, with 3,000 workers employed on the project at its peak.
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