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Fluor Consortium delivers natural gas development project in Brazil

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Fluor Corp. has announced that its consortium has met substantial completion on the Gavião Branco facility in the state of Maranhão, Brazil, turning it over to Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN), Brazil’s leading private gas exploration and production company.

The consortium performed basic and detailed engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning and start-up of an 8.5 million m3/d gas gathering system in the Gavião Branco field, as well as a 70 km gas pipeline, under a demanding 12 month schedule. The consortium was comprised of:

  • Fluor
  • Construcap CCPS Engenharia e Comércio S.A. (Construcap)
  • CFPS Engenharia e Projetos S.A. (CFPS)

The consortium optimised the facility’s design to reduce capital investment costs. 

“The consortium leveraged the organisations’ strengths, such as Construcap’s experienced construction workforce in Brazil and Fluor’s flow assurance expertise, to deliver an optimized solution that was executed safely, on time and on budget,” said Jim Brittain, President of Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals Americas business line. “The successful start-up of this facility is a testament to the capital efficiency and schedule certainty that the Fluor and Construcap team brings to clients in Brazil.”

“Completion of this schedule-driven project is a milestone for Construcap in our relationship with Fluor,” said Roberto Capobianco, President of Construcap. “We are proud to have met all of our commitments to PGN, bringing value to their business and enabling them to meet their obligations to their customers, shareholders and regulatory authorities. We look forward to continuing to build this strategic relationship.”

Following the results of this project, PGN has retained the consortium to deliver master planning services for future developments in the Parnaíba Basin.

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