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Enseada Shipbuilding

Enseada Shipbuilding operates to meet the needs of the deep-sea oil drilling industry, through the formation of new technological partnerships. It has a delivery portfolio valued at US$ 6.5 billion, including the conversion of the hulls of four oil rigs (FPSOs) for Petrobras, as well as the development of six drill rigs for Sete Brasil.

With over 4,400 members, the Business is investing in the construction and remodeling of shipyards in Brazil:

In Bahia, it is implementing the state-of-the-art Paraguaçu Unit (video) worth R$ 3.5 billion. This project, in turn, has given rise to actions for the development of the supply chain with the Federation of Industries of the State of Bahia and the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade. It represents the largest private investment in the state in the past 10 years;

In Rio de Janeiro, it operates the Inhaúma Unit (photo) in the Caju District, leased by Petrobras since 2010. The company has revitalized 97% of the facilities, as well as renovating and purchasing equipment, and has performed preliminary services on the P-75, P-76, and P-77 hulls;

The company's shareholders include Odebrecht, OAS, UTC, and Kawasaki. The latter maintains an ongoing technology transfer process with Enseada, offering professional training and consulting in several areas.

  • Paraguaçu Unit, Bahia

  • Paraguaçu Unit, Bahia

  • São Roque Unit, Bahia

  • Inhaúma Unit, Rio de Janeiro

Awards and Distinctions

The Brazilian Industrialized Concrete Construction Association granted Enseada Shipbuilding an Honorable Mention for its participation in the Construction Project of the Year Award. Enseada also received the Honorable Mention in the category of Innovation in Offshore Engineering as part of the Be Inspired Awards, promoted by the software maker Bentley, with the Rig Accommodations project.

The New Green Program won the 4th Naval Quality and Sustainability Award promoted by the trade union Sinaval, and the Odebrecht Foundation, working through the Tribute to the Future program, awarded the Paraguaçu Shipyard Consortium (CEP) - responsible for the shipyard installation work in Bahia. Enseada won the Brazilian Association of Corporate Communication (ABERJE) Award in two national categories and four regional ones. The award is considered Brazil's "Communication Oscars." With the blog "Navigating Together," it won the POP Award, promoted by the Brazilian Board of Public Relations Professionals. The OAS Productivity Award won in two categories, earning first and second place.


Years prior to the works done for the Paraguaçu Unit in Bahia, the offshore engineering teams from Odebrecht had already established a presence in the Maragojipe Region. In 2007, the Rio Paraguaçu Consortium (formed by Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial, Queiroz Galvão, and UTC Engenharia) began the construction of the P-59 and P-60 self-elevating oil platforms for Petrobras at the São Roque site. In 2011, the platforms were launched in Rio Paraguaçu from a floating vessel - a barge -, as part of an unprecedented and innovative operation.

Even during the construction of the platforms, and in light of the growing demands of the shipping industry and the challenges posed to Brazilian engineering beginning with the development of pre-salt oil and gas production, the Group participated in the formation of the Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu (EEP), in 2010. In partnership with OAS Investimentos and UTC Participações, Odebrecht intensified its activities in the construction, integration, and repair of offshore units, such as platforms, specialized ships, and drilling rigs, through a new Business. That same year, the EEP leased Petrobras´ Inhaúma Unit, located on the shores of Guanabara Bay (RJ), in order to revitalize the facilities and to convert four oil rigs.

In 2012, Kawasaki Heavy Industries joined the group as a shareholder and technological partner, and the new company set out with a solid business offering, a delivery portfolio valued at US $6.5 billion, and a distinctive project: the construction of the Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu, in Bahia.

In 2014, the Business started to go by the name Enseada Shipbuilding, operating with a new brand.