Focus on Pernambuco – Brazil

Focus on Pernambuco

Focus on Pernambuco

A territory full of natural, cultural and economic wealth and friendly, welcoming people.  This is Pernambuco, in Brazil’s Northeast. The state has a privileged location. With two international airports, it has become a gateway both for incoming tourists and worldwide exports.

The 200km coastline has an infinite variety of natural beauty and wealth, and many opportunities. The Suape port and complex was set up to take advantage of this potential and is Pernambuco’s economic locomotive, with over 100 companies creating more than 25,000 direct jobs.

Recent surveys have confirmed Suape as the best public port in Brazil. It is one of the country’s most modern projects with the greatest growth prospects. With deep waters and strategic location on the main shipping routes, Suape is connected to more than 160 ports all over the world.

With an area of 13,500 hectares, the infrastructure includes railways and 43km of highways and roads in continuous development and modernization.  The port will be linked to all the industries of other states of Brazil by the Tansnordestina Railway.  There is also a plentiful supply of natural gas, electric power and both raw and treated water.

Major infrastructure projects are being carried out to serve the new enterprises that are arriving.  Over 600 million dollars have been invested in the construction of new quays and jetties, dredging and road building. The inner port has new berths.

The Container terminal is capable of handling 700 thousand TEU. Four new terminals will be built: for solid bulks, sugar, containers and grains, with an investment over 1 billion dollars by 2013.

From 2003 to 2011, the port’s overall freight handling tripled and will reach 11 million tones in 2011, 30 million in 2013 and jump to 50 million tones in 2016. This all shows how improvements in the operational conditions of the complex are providing the ideal environment for structural projects that will bring growth and job creation.

There are many jobs. The Abreu e Lima Refinery, with a budget of 13.5 billion dollars and a processing capacity of 230 thousand barrels per day, is the only refinery in Brazil designed to process heavy crude oil. Its operation will create 1,400 direct jobs as well as produce coke, naphtha, LPG and gas oil.  The refinery will meet most of Northeast Brazil’s demand for diesel.

The Atlántico Sul Shipyard, the result of over one billion dollars of investment, has created seven thousand direct jobs and 25,000 indirect jobs. It’s the largest and most modern shipyard in the south hemisphere, able to produce any type of vessels or offshore platforms. It symbolizes the renewal of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry.  New shipyards and other maritime industries are being set up in Suape, consolidating the complex as one of the country’s main clusters.

With investments of over two billion dollars, the Suape Petrochemical complex will create 1,800 direct jobs.  The PTA, PET and polyester yarn plants will boost Brazil’s Northeast textile industry.

The opening of the worlds largest PET resin plant, by the Italian company Mossi & Ghisolfi, initiated the PET reform plastics cluster.

Many other companies continue to arrive in Suape. Between 2007 and 2010 more than 50 companies began construction, reinforcing energy generation, liquid bulks, foodstuffs, wind energy and other industrial clusters.

Investments totaling more than 22 billion dollars are creating 15 thousand direct jobs and 40 thousand jobs in civil construction. Among the new arrivals are chemical plants, grain handling, metal mechanic and logistic companies.

In this context Suape Port and industrial complex is a strategic for any type of enterprise, uniting an efficient research and development program with a unique policy of tax incentives. Plus funding guaranteed by Federal Banks, BNDES, BNB, Banco Do Brasil e Caixa Economica Federal.

Suape is organized into 5 distinct zones: Port industrial zone, industrial zone, central services zone, environmental conservation zone and culture conservation zone.

To involve workers from Pernambuco in the range of production chains, a major training program is underway. Partnerships involving State Government, Suape, the eight towns within the strategic area, the National Industrial Training Service, the Industrial Federation, Petrobras, the Atlántico Sui Shipyard and other major enterprises are ensuring the continued growth.

The Suape global project is the state strategy to transform Pernambuco into a goods and services provider for the oil, gas, offshore and maritime industries. The focus is on innovative science and technology based industry, integrated into global markets and guaranteeing Suape’s sustainability for the next 50 years.

The discovery of a gigantic oil reserve in Brazilian waters will make the country one of the world’s top ten producers. The new ships, platforms, pipelines, refineries and petrochemical plants will a be built here in Brazil, the country the whole world is looking at.

Brazil is one of the countries with the greatest investment opportunities. A country with an increasingly robust economy and sustained growth. Pernambuco is Brazil’s most dynamic hub of development. For your company to advance and increase production come and see the strength of Pernambuco and the great potential of the Suape industrial and port complex.

Source: Suape Industrial Port and Complex

Sectors: Ports & Logistics
Countries: Brazil
Topics: Getting Started, Insights & Statistics, and Transport & Logistics
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