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Aker factory in Curitiba wins billionaire contract with Statoil

March 15, 2018 11:58 am to 11:58 am
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Of Norwegian origin, the companies Aker Solutions, the main supplier to the oil and gas sector in Paraná, and Statoil, one of the main oil producers in Brazil, officially signed three contracts for the exports of goods produced in Brazil to Norway. The ceremony took place this Tuesday (13) at Aker's headquarters in São José dos Pinhais, metropolitan region of Curitiba.

Of Norwegian origin, the companies Aker Solutions, the main supplier to the oil and gas sector in Paraná, and Statoil, one of the main oil producers in Brazil, officially signed three contracts for the exports of goods produced in Brazil to Norway. The ceremony took place this Tuesday (13) at Aker's headquarters in São José dos Pinhais, metropolitan region of Curitiba.

Anders Opedal, president of Statoil, believes that these projects show the importance of Brazilian suppliers, showing that it is possible to deliver large projects and collaborate across borders. “Local suppliers can be competitive in terms of quality, safety, cost and time. Our interest is to encourage them to develop,” he said.

Statoil's plans in Brazil are long-term, which, according to Opedal, makes it necessary to have a network of local suppliers. “In 2050, we will be here. We need these suppliers, otherwise we would have to import, which would not work for our plans,” he said. In 2017, Statoil invested R$ 1.24 billion in Brazil in purchasing goods and services from 800 Brazilian companies.

Aurélio Amaral, from the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), also highlighted the importance of stimulating the development of local industry, allowing for equal competition within the sector. “It is a pleasure to see that investments are staying in the country, encouraging the production of cutting-edge technology here”, he declared in his speech at the ceremony.

Asked if this new phase of Aker in Brazil should generate new jobs at the factory in São José dos Pinhais, the company's largest in the world, Peralta said that, at the moment, the picture is stable. “We have had a low in recent years all over the world. For this moment, we are doing well, we may have some specific skills hires, but these are not expressive numbers”, he added. Worldwide, Aker Solutions employs 14 thousand people in 20 countries. In Brazil, in addition to São José dos Pinhais, it is also in Rio de Janeiro and Rio das Ostras. In Paraná, the factory has been operating since the 1970s. Source: Gazeta o Povo


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