In tune with the increased demand in the naval sector and engaged in the increasing challenges of offshore oil exploration, Odebrecht participates in the Enseada do Paraguaçu Shipyard (EEP). The other partners are OAS, UTC and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), the latter, a strategic technological partner.
The shipyard will start operating in 2014 and will focus on the construction and integration of offshore units , such as platforms, specialized ships and drilling rigs.
With an investment of R $ 2 billion, the largest private capital contribution made in Bahia in the last decade, the EEP will be able to process up to 36 thousand tons of steel per year, when it is in full activity. During its construction, it will generate 3,000 direct job opportunities and, after the start of operations, 5,000 direct and 10,000 indirect opportunities.