A new house for Oceânica!

Since the beginning of 2014, Oceânica, as well as their partners HBR, Tegris and Ener, already occupy their new installations.
The building, located in R. Marco Giannini, 280. In São Paulo, is a reflection of the growth in the activities and the significant increase in the workforce.

With the engineering professionals of the 4 companies located on the same floor, it was possible to increase the integration of teams, which can act in more complex projects. Altogether there are 40 engineers, now grouped for collaborative projects.
Another new is the NAUTILUS- Nautical Simulation Center, which also went through a series of enhancements, and now also counts with an adequate infrastructure for offshore support vessels maneuvers.

For all our clients and friends, we’d like to leave the invitation to join us in this new house. Others news are coming! Stay Tuned!

Oceanica signs contract for load out project

Oceânica recently signed a contract for the preparation of the load out of 12 modules which will be distributed among 3 Petrobras replicant platforms.
The project, commissioned by the Consortium Tome Ferrostaal, will be divided into 6 trips with 2 modules of up to 1,200 tons (total) by barge. All units come out from Maceió and will be sent to 3 different ports: Rio Grande, Paranaguá and Rio de Janeiro, where they will be installed with the FPSOs units.
Among the activities to be developed by Oceânica, are:
- Barge structural verification
- Stability verification during operation and during the transportation to their final destinations
- Module verification concerning the structural strength for load out transport
- Load up equipment verification
- System design for the barge ballast
- Load up manuals and transport manuals preparation
- Approval together with MWS (marine warranty surveyor)
- Weighing modules
- Preparation and operation supervision: tide control, barge ballast quantity and module partial input in the barge to ensure that it is levelled with the yard during loading operation.

The project is already underway and the first operation is planned for mid-2014.

New home

Last week, HBR group, wich Oceânica is part of, officially announced to its employees the change of its headquarters (SP), currently in Barra Funda, to Butantã.

The change is more a reflection of the growth that the entire group (HBR, Oceânica, Tegris and Ener) has gained in recent years, both in number of projects sold as collaborators.

The new space features over 5,000 square meters and allow the facilities to be more comfortable for the team, comprising an industrial area with capacity for up to 100 tons skids plus an area specially designed for training and to receive the Nautilus – Center of Nautical Simulations that will be equipped with two rooms for simultaneous simulation maneuvers.

The day after the statement, the collaborators made a visit to the new building, which was followed by a celebratory lunch. Everyone was very excited with the modern structure and the ample space that will have to perform their activities. It is an achievement that certainly depended on the contribution of each.

Many preparations still need to be taken care before the official change, which will take some months, but all the customers and friends will be invited for a visit soon.

The new group headquarters is located at Rua Marco Geannini, 280, near mile 17 of Rod. Raposo Tavares.

Oceânica and Marin confirm their presences at INFRAPORTOS 2013

Oceânica, in partnership with Marin – Maritime Research Institute Netherlands, has just confirmed its presence at the INFRAPORTS 2013 – International Exhibition and Conference of Port Technology and Equipment – which will be held at Mendes Convention Center, in Santos.

The event will take place from 22nd to 24th of October 2013 and happens in a period of substantial economic growth and investment in the port sector.

Oceânica and Marin will be present at booth number D-75 and will bring to the event a simplified model of their real time maneuver simulator which is, at present, installed at the Nautical Simulation Center (Nautilus), in São Paulo. It will be an excellent opportunity for visitors to know more about this high-tech support tool related with port projects.

Invited by the organization, Oceânica’s Director, Mr. Marcos Cueva will participate as Chairman of the panel “New Technologies”, on the 22nd , during the collateral conference taking place at the same location.

More information about INFRAPORTOS Latin América can be found here.

Oceânica receives visit from Delf University of Technology Committee

Oceânica received last week, at its São Paulos` office, a committee composed by 30 Dutch master students from Delf University of Technology, in Rotterdam.
São Paulo, Santos, Rio de Janeiro, Parati and Angra dos Reis are cities on the route of those students and Oceânica was been chosen as a model of sector company. The Panamérica Study Trip also involved visits to the Institute of Technology Research of the São Paulo University (IPT), Santos Port and Petrobras, among other institutions. The study trip has started in Panamá where the students could explore more about peculiarities and technologies used on local naval projects.

Panamérica Committee

Panamérica Committee

Oceânica was the 1st company visited in Brazil and had the opportunity to present a little more about its work and discuss some important themes of Brazilian market such as the port growth stimulated by new sector policies.
Pictures from the event can be seen in Downloads.
More information about the Panamérica Study Trip can be found at http://panamerica.froude.nl/

Oceânica completed manouvering simulation for Barra do Riacho LNG terminal

At the request of Petrobras, Oceânica have completed many manouvering analysis for the new LNG terminal in Barra do Riacho (called TBR). The purpose was to evaluate if the planed dimensions for the channel and evolution area were appropriate to the features and flow of the vessel which will be handling the gas transportation in the area.

The New terminal will occupy 46 hectares and will be held together with Terminal Aquaviário de Barra do Riacho (called TABR), in Aracruz, ES.

Simulations took place at the Nautilus – Center of Ports and Oceanic Simulation and counted with port authorities members and captains from Espirito Santo Ports.

In total, more than 50 manouvers were performed on Full Mission Bridge Simulator, using fast time and real time tools, shared in 2 weekly campaigns.

The importance of this project, strengths even more the need of simulation as many situations as possible to warrant its viability: in total. Investments are estimated in 2,7 bi (Real) and natural gas daily production is estimated at about 14 million cubic meters .

Oceanic concludes agreement to supply Simulator CBO

Consolidating the experience of our project team and complementing the entries for CADFOR and ONIP, Oceanica is now enabled as a main supplier of Petrobras, the CRCC. Result of a work executed throughout 2011, the CRCC of Oceanica incorporates the following service specialties: Structural mobile steel projects, Shipbuilding projects, Technical-economic feasibility studies, Organization, Methods and Systems projects, Tankers ship Conversion projects in FPSO and FSO, Projects for Mobile Platforms-Semi Submersible, Installation analysis of subsea equipment, Anchor systems projects.
Along 2012, Oceanica the will include new specialties to increase the range of services provided to the largest oil company of Brazil.

Oceanica’s workshop about Simulation Solutions applied to Port Analysis and Maneuvers

With investment’s in Terminals and Ports increasing in Brazil, the need for specialized tools are necessary to analyze maneuver, to predict the ability to dock a given vessel in desired cradle. Oceanica already acts providing simulations in accelerated time, also called fast time, for major expansion projects and new terminals in the country, announced that it is working on improving your real time Simulator of maneuvers, so turns it on full mission Bridge configuration (Full Mission Bridge). 
Oceanica organized a seminar with companies about Simulation Solutions applied to Port Analysis and Maneuvers, strengthening contacts with customer and partners, held on 29 November in São Paulo, with the presence of Marin, Dutch laboratory partner in this project, and representatives of the VALE, the Navy of Brazil-CIAGA, HATCH, Wilson Sons and EMBRAPORT.

Oceânica holds its7th Training Week

Last week Oceânica held the 7th edition of its Training Week. In order to train and bring knowledge to the market professionals, the event exceeded expectations.

The company had participation of various people, including professionals from companies like Ausenco, Ideom/Braskem, DNV, InterMoor, Mendes Júnior, Odebrecht, Planave, Subsea 7, and others.

As the topics were definited through a poll conducted over the internet, there were presentations about hydrodynamics I and II, mooring in deep water, subsea equipment installation, maneuvering and docking in terminal and marine operations.

In the training evaluation, which kept the good result of the previous editions, being 99% good or excellent approval, participants highlighted the speakers knowledge on the subjects discussed, and also the distinctive style of presentation.

The event took place between August 08th and 10th in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, and it was opened to all interested parties.

7th Oceânica Training Week coming

Oceânica holds its 7th training to customers and partners.

The event, held for the seventh time, will have its edition in Rio de Janeiro and will be taught by Oceânica professionals. The objective of the event is bringing knowledge to the participants, besides the exchange of experiences.

It was opened a poll at Oceânica website to those interested vote in the topics of greatest interest. As the result was defined topics such as subsea equipment installation, introduction to hydrodynamics and hydrodynamics II, mooring in deep water, marine operations and maneuvering and docking in terminals.

The course will take place at Windsor Plaza Hotel in Copacabana and it will last three days,   from August 8th to 10th .

At the end of the event, we will draw for an Ipad 2 among those who will participate in the three days of training.

For accommodation visit Jaxtours.

For information about cost and the course, send an email to cursos@oceanicabr.com