ENGEVIX has a successful history in the oil & gas segment, and its client portfolio includes Petrobras, Comgás, SULGAS, CEG, SHELL do Brasil, among others.
It is strategically positioned to conquer business opportunities and benefit from the growth of one of the largest investment sectors in Brazil.
The first contracts signed by Engevix in the oil & gas industry were of consortium type, in which Engevix mainly developed the projects and procurement tasks. This model was used in contracts for the refineries of Landulfo Alves, in Bahia (acid water method), in Manaus, in Paulínia (HDT unit) and in oil production platforms in the coast of Rio Grande do Norte e Ceará.
Later, taking responsibility for the entire project, Engevix introduced the coal fine injection system in the Açominas blast furnace , and completely refurbished the Acesita Blast Furnace no.3. Engevix also implemented a cement dosage unit in Macaé and a wood-chipping mill for pulp production at RIPASA.
This experience allowed the company to take a big leap forward in this sector, and in 2005 it signed a contract with Petrobras to implement Module II of the gas processing complex in Cacimbas.
The projects of infrastructure implementation in the Natural Gas Processing Plant of Cacimbas (UTGC) – in Linhares, state of Espírito Santo – that begun in 2005 illustrate de boldness of Engevix’s work, aiming at a prominent place in the construction business, taking charge of complete building jobs.
This determination to achieve excellence has been showcased in several ventures, completing the project scope from the early stages of verification and consistency of projects, through further stages like executive project design, equipment and materials provision, construction, electro mechanic assembly, conditioning/commissioning, technical assistance to pre-operation, operation, launch and assisted operation.
Within Cacimbas, Engevix was responsible for the following projects:
• Pero 2 – expansion of Phase 1 of Cacimbas Pólo, with production capacity of 5.5 million m3
• Phase II – a module composed by a Natural Gas Processing Unit (UPGN), a Condensed Natural Gas Processing Unit (UPCGN), on site and partly off-site, with production capacity for 3.5 million cubic meters;
• Phase III – two modules composed each by a UPGN and a UPCGN on site facilities – plus a completely new off site facility connecting the two models and all existing sectors of product receiving, processing and outflow (natural gas, LPG and c5+ products) in the gas processing complex of Cacimbas, integrating the whole monitoring and control system, with production capacity of 7 million cubic meters.
• 61.000 m3 of concrete
• 11.000 t of piping
• 1.900.000m of cables
• 402 pieces of equipment
Engevix celebrated in January 2010 a total of 21 million man-hours accumulated without business interruption by accidents during this venture, establishing a landmark for both Engevix and Petrobras.
The processing capacity of the complex will total 16 million m3 of gas and 15 thousand bbl/day of condensate (oil associated with gas), coming from both terrestrial fields in the North of Espírito Santo state and maritime fields like Pero, Cango, Golfinho, Canapu e Camapurim. In the future, with the construction of the South/North Capixaba pipeline, it will also be able to receive gas from Parque das Baleias, at the southern coast of the state.
The Cacimbas Complex is strategically connected to Gasene (Southeast-Northeast Pipeline) and supplies gas to the Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro markets since 2008. With the conclusion of the Cacimbas-Caju pipeline, the gas from Espírito Santo will meet most of the Northeastern demand. The complex will also produce Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG).
The investments made by Petrobras in the state of Espírito Santo will reach R$ 34.4 billion until 2013, of which R$ 6 billion in 2009. Approximately R$ 2.2 billion have been invested in the Cacimbas complex alone.