On July 9th, 2010 Estaleiro Promar S.A. signed 8 contracts to build LPG Carriers for Transpetro, the shipping arm of the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras. The contracts amounts MUSD 536, comprising the construction of two different types of LPG Carriers: fully pressurized with cargo capacity of 7.000 m3 (4 units) and 4.000 m3 (2 units) and semi-refrigerated with cargo capacity of 12.000 m3 (2 units).
These vessels are part of the PROMEF 2, the second phase of the ambitious Transpetro’s Fleet Modernization and Expansion Program and are scheduled to be delivered within Q3 2013 to Q4 2015.
STX Norway Offshore is developing the new shipyard in Brazil together with its Brazilian long-time partner PJMR Empreendimentos Ltda. STX Norway Offshore AS own 50.5% of Estaileiro Promar S.A.
Roy Reite, President of STX Europe’s Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, says: «Today’s order confirms our strong position in the Brazilian shipbuilding market. We have during the last 10 years developed a strong name together with our partners in PJMR and this is an important step in our further development and expansion in Brazil.
Estaleiro Promar and Transpetro are jointly applying to the FMM- Brazilian Merchant Marine Fund to finance the project.