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Petrobras will interconnect 36 offshore units with optical fiber

Paulo Nogueira
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29-01-2018 11:00:19
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The bidding will be opened in early February by Petrobras, this mega project will cost billions and will be one of the largest in the Brazilian telecommunications sector

[supsystic-social-sharing id='1′]A Petrobras will open at the beginning of next month a grandiose bid for a project that promises to make telecommunications companies around the world mobilize and fight like mad dogs to get this contract: A connection of 36 oil platforms via submarine fiber optics. The state-owned company released that the initial value for entry into the bidding will be between R$ 963 million and R$ 1.2 billion.

The project foresees a connection network through optical cables with more or less than 1,700 kilometers for a minimum contract of 20 years. It will be allowed to create consortia for exchanging expertise and machinery manufacturers. Specialists say that it is one of the biggest bids in the country promoted by Petrobras this year and one of the biggest in terms of complexity in the offshore segment.

At this given moment, companies from Germany, the United States, China, Japan and Brazilian companies such as Embratel, have already spoken out and show interest in the project, but surely as soon as this news spreads around the world, more companies will enter the “Hunger Games“.  That's where the good news comes in! THE NETWORK WILL LEAVE RIO DE JANEIRO AND WILL HAVE A SUPPORT POINT IN THE CITY OF MACAÉ-RJ. Check out the special publication in the newspaper below:

Macaé will have a fiber optic backup point

To reduce Petrobras' costs, the winning consortium will be allowed to lease its network to other companies that need an internet connection. You must be wondering: Who will rent internet data connection in the middle of the ocean? Exploration rigs, cruise ships, merchants and other professionals working on the high seas. Bearing in mind that the objective of this project is the rapid exchange of production data in the Campos and Santos basins, since by conventional means these statistics are quite costly. Those who work on board know how “Peão” suffers from the slow internet in offshore units, will we now be able to navigate without crashes?

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Paulo Nogueira
With technical training, I worked in the offshore oil and gas market for a few years. Today, my team and I are dedicated to bringing information from the Brazilian energy sector and the world, always with credible and up-to-date sources.