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Açu Petróleo signs contract with Equinor for ship to ship in Brazil

Staff Writer |
Açu Petróleo, a partnership of Prumo Logística and Oiltanking, and Equinor signed a contract for oil transshipment services at the Petroleum Terminal (T-OIL in the Complex of Port of Açu, in the north of the state of Rio de Janeiro.

The contract lasts 36 months, from January 2020, for the relief of Equinor’s oil production from the Roncador field. This agreement allows Equinor to operate, through class Suezmax and VLCC (very large crude carrier) vessels, most of its oil exports from Brazil through the Açu Petróleo terminal.

"Equinor is another customer who has chosen to use the modern and safety infrastructure of T-OIL. The addition of this important client will further strengthen our commitment to excellence and care for the environment in our operations”, said Victor Snabaitis Bomfim, Açu Petróleo’s CEO.

The terminal has the capacity to perform three oil transshipment operations simultaneously and is licensed to move up to 1.2 MMbopd.

With 82 ft (25 m) of depth, T-OIL is the only Brazilian private terminal with capacity to receive VLCC class ships. VLCC class oil tankers are among the largest in the world, with a storage capacity of up to 2 MMbopd.

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