After a lot of work, UTC Engenharia finally gets its leniency agreement and gets off the Petrobras blacklist
Blacklist removal from Petrobras since the beginning of 2018 and recently released to the mainstream press, UTC Engineering finally comes out of the precautionary block for his involvement with the Lava Jato investigations. In an interview with journalists, Petrobras says that Odebrecht should also resume bidding with the company after the leniency agreements are completed later this year. The benevolence of the state-owned company is a sign that it wants to resume operational ties with former service providers.
At the beginning of Lava Jato in 2014, Petrobras ended up including 27 business groups on its blacklist due to their involvement in corruption schemes. From that time to the present, two others had already been removed from the list: Carioca Engenharia and Andrade Gutierrez, both also signed leniency agreements. The last case, which was from UTC, was resolved under penalty of payment of a fine amounting to R$ 574 million.
In July 2017, UTC Engenharia was forced to lay off a real legion of the company's workers, about 2000 at once. This happened due to accusations between the two companies for administrative improprieties and/or lack of payments, which resulted in a breach of contract for platform maintenance in the Campos Basin and that Consórcio Integrar ended up taking over UTC's operations. Read the full article we did at the time here.
We got Shandong Kerui's email
This company is in a consortium with Method Potencial for the construction of the UPGN for the Comperj works, but due to controversies there are still dates for hiring, method of receiving CVs and start of works. Click Petróleo e Gás decided to skip all this bureaucracy and go straight to the “mouth of the dragon” to ask. She ended up giving us her e-mail, the official recruitment contact for her operations, which you can check by accessing our article here..