• Superporto do Açu

    As a natural response to the significance of the Brazilian offshore oil and gas market’s subsea sector, we have established ourselves locally with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility situated at the new Porto do Açu (ACU) in São João da Barra some 300 km north of Rio de Janeiro.

    ACU is the largest industrial port in Latin America. Occupying a total of 90 km2, the port features a 3-km bridge to the cargo and tanker ship berths and has a projected import/export volume of 350 million tons per year. The associated industrial complex covers 2 million m2 and will be occupied by industries dedicated to supporting the Brazilian offshore industry.

    Ideal position
    Located right in front of the mature post-salt oil fields in the Campos Basin and in close proximity of the massive new pre-salt discoveries, the ACU factory is ideally placed to support the Brazilian offshore oil and gas sector with high quality flexible pipe systems for shallow, deep and ultra-deep water applications.

    Flexibles was the first to begin construction in the offshore complex of ACU. The factory occupies a total of 121,000 m2, of which some 45,000 m2 are under roof, and it employs over 500 people in full-fledged operation. A 10-m draft 210-m long quay and a 410-t crane at the quayside provide full loading flexibility. Based on a typical Brazilian sector mix of products, the annual flexible pipe manufacturing capacity is approx. 220 km corresponding to a theoretical capacity of 6” IDeq of not less than 250 km.

    The best of two worlds  
    The ACU factory and our sales office in Rio de Janeiro are both part of an organization where cultural intelligence has established a company culture merging the best from Denmark and the best from Brazil to create a company that always acts on its commitments and always cooperates with clients and other stakeholders as a partner in realizing the true value proposition of flexible pipe solutions. Flexibles is committed to continuously developing our Brazilian entity to be able to service the sector independently, thereby contributing to the constant evolution of the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil.

    The factory is certified according to ISO 9001OHSAS 18001Type Approval and 410T Crane


    Illustration description:


    • Superporto do Açu
    • Crane arriving on quay
    • First pipe on reel ready for load-out