2,500 jobs will be generated at the peak of the work. Odebrecht has just signed the memorandum for the construction of the São Mateus Port Center
Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção and Petrocity Portos SA signed a memorandum of understanding for the development of engineering studies for the construction of the São Mateus Port Center (CPSM), a maritime terminal located in the municipality of São Mateus, in the north of Espírito Santo. With an investment of R$ 2.1 billion, the new Multimodal port will handle different types of cargo and is already considered a regional integration tool that will link the north and northwest of the state of Espírito Santo, in addition to the south of Bahia and the east and north of Minas Gerais. The port complex project will be funded by private resources.
With construction expected to start in the first quarter of 2019 and completion in the second half of 2021, the expectation is that the CPSM will generate 2,500 jobs at the peak of the work. During operation, the port terminal should employ around 2,000 people.
In an area of 1.5 million square meters, the new port will have four types of operation. A terminal to coordinate oil and gas activities; one dedicated to the ornamental stone sector; a third party to manage the movement of containers; and the fourth focused on moving wood and cellulose carcasses.
The port will be installed in an area where Sudene operates, despite being geographically located in the Southeast region, which will guarantee some tax benefits to the enterprise. The technical and economic feasibility study indicates a repressed demand for cargo in the region, such as ornamental rocks, cellulose and wood from the South of Bahia, coffee, liquid bulk, ship repairs, automobiles, agriculture and, mainly, containerized cargo from the South of Bahia, North and Northwest of Espírito Santo and Minas Gerais. “Relying on the international expertise of Odebrecht Engenharia e Construção will be essential to guarantee the execution of this complex, which will boost the economy of cities in the interior of these three states, in addition to guaranteeing the economic integration between them”, says José Roberto da Silva, director from Petrocity Portos SA
The CPSM architectural ensemble will have a new concept, will use the methodology of concrete coffins and will seek to ensure the application of sustainable practices in the installation and operation phases. “Our experience and technical capacity will guarantee the installation of one of the most beautiful and efficient ports in Brazil”, emphasizes Giorgio Bullaty, Odebrecht's Contract Manager responsible for the project's studies and one of those responsible for the construction of a container terminal in the port of Doraleh (photo), in Djibouti, a country located in Northeast Africa.
The document signed between the companies ensures that, in return for carrying out the engineering studies, the construction company will have exclusivity in the execution of the project's works.
Petrocity Portos SA carried out socio-economic studies carried out by a company incubated at the Federal University of Espírito Santo to measure the project's impact in the region and has maintained a permanent relationship with the main communities, in addition to participating in regular meetings.
The project should significantly increase the collection of ISS in the municipality. The forecast is that R$ 220 million will be in the third year of operation of the port. The São Mateus Port Center should prioritize the hiring of local labor and will also have the implementation of mariculture projects (cultivation of marine organisms in natural habitat), in addition to incentive programs to improve the quality of life of these communities. Odebrecht Source