Petrobras plans to sign contracts Monday for the implementation of the Rio de Janeiro Petrochemical Complex (Comperj) in Itaborai (state of Rio de Janeiro), the company announced Friday. Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Minister for Cities Marcio Fortes de Almeida, and Petrobras Downstream Director Paulo Roberto Costa are slated to attend the event.
The agreements are for the construction of the complex's atmospheric vacuum distillation and catalytic hydrocracking units.
Additionally, a contractual amendment will be signed with Cadae (the state water utility) and a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Cities, the Ministry of Mines and Energy, the National Development Bank (BNDES), the Caixa Economica Federal (CEF), and Petrobras.
With the water utility, the contractual amendment is for the construction, by Petrobras, of a duct. In turn, and as a counterpart, Cadae will supply treated water to the Petrochemical Complex construction work.
The cooperation agreement, meanwhile, aims to make it feasible for there to be coordinated efforts among the participants in planning, detailing, and organizing actions and investments directed toward fostering urban and social, sanitation, transportation, education, and habitation projects.