The finished duct is 207 kilometers long, with 24 inches in diameter. The terminal, on the other hand, has a capacity for 50,000 liters of ethanol storage and consists of 18 docks for cargo unloading, one substation, pumping and fire systems, as well as instrumentation and automation packages.
Among management, coordination, supervision and technical tasks, 45 leaders of the construction company worked on this length, which had as much as 2,100 professionals at peak times. "This is the crowning of an important landmark for everyone involved: clients, shareholders, and partner companies. We reached the end of this first stage with the project delivered on time and within the estimated budget, therefore adding even more reliability to operational, managerial and corporate aspects", says Claudio Fragoso de Noronha Pereira, Project Manager of Ethanol Consortium.
According to Paulo Augusto Santos Silva, Chief Operational Officer for Oil and Gas at Construtora Camargo Corrêa, this system will contribute to the development of Brazil, as it will reduce the cost of road transport from the plant to the distributor base. Paulo Augusto highlights that this change is at national scale. "From a broader point of view, we acted as investors and builders a new logistics system that will bring competitiveness to the bioenergy sector by modifying the way ethanol is commercialized", he explains.
The Ethanol Pipeline will serve to the main production and consumption centers in the country. When finished, in 2016, the project will transport ethanol over 1,300 kilometers of pipelines, in the states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo, Goiás, and Mato Grosso.
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