Company in the shipbuilding and offshore segments, focused on providing solutions for the construction, integration and repair of drillships and oilrigs, steered by a vision grounded on global competitiveness, operating excellence, social accountability and environmental responsibility, creating value for its clients, shareholders, employees, vendors and communities where it operates.


Who we are


Enseada is formed by the union of four companies that operate globally: Odebrecht, OAS, UTC and Kawasaki. Focused on building and integrating offshore units, Enseada has a sound business proposal, a backlog of US$ 6.5 billion and a project that sets it apart from others: the construction of its shipyard in the state of Bahia, called Paraguaçu Unit.In Rio de Janeiro, Enseada operates at the Inhaúma Unit, leased by Petrobras since 2010.

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Organizational structure

Enseada is committed to creating value for its clients, shareholders, employees and communities where it operates and other stakeholders, based on operational excellence as a factor of competitiveness and profitability. To encourage permanent and direct contact with our clients and, consequently, have a clear perception of their needs, we work with a decentralized structure that reflects a process of planned delegation, based on trust and partnership between our leaders and those that are led. Our employees are our greatest assets. We are committed to ensuring their well-being and professional growth through a process of education while working.


Enseada uses the latest technology and modern procedures of the shipbuilding industry, to ensure the best conditions and deadlines for delivery of highly complex naval equipment. The industrial plant ta Paraguaçu Unit was created following the standards of quality, productivity and technology of the best shipyards in the world, targeting maximum efficiency and minimum waste in all operational stages.

To ensure such a high standard of quality and productivity, Enseada maintains a consistent process of technology transfer with its shareholder and strategic partner, Kawasaki. This process involves training dozens of professionals at the company’s industrial plants and technology and training centers, besides providing advice in various areas of shipbuilding.



Enseada has three Business Units. Inhaúma Unit, in Rio de Janeiro and São Roque and Paraguaçu Units, in Bahia.

Paraguaçu Unit - Bahia

With a technological apparatus and sustainability concept that differentiates it, Paraguaçu Unit occupies an area of ​​1.6 million square meters in the municipality of Maragojipe in Bahia. The shipyard was conceived to develop complex marine engineering projects and process up to 36,000 tons of steel a year, working on single shift, allowing a wide margin to increase production. Resulting from a private investment of R$ 2.6 billion, it will generate close to 5 thousand direct and 10 thousand indirect jobs, starting a new business cycle in the Reconcavo Baiano region, stimulating the development of a comprehensive supply chain and promoting a responsible policy for developing and hiring local labor.

R$ 2.6 billion invested and 15 thousand direct and indirect jobs

São Roque Unit - Bahia

Built by Petrobras in 1977 to make platforms for exploration in Campos Basin, São Roque Unit is separated from Paraguaçu Unit by the Baetantã River. The unit has ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSA 18001 certification; an industrial area of ​​400,000 square meters; a workers' village for 1,200 people with complete administrative area (cafeteria, outpatient clinic and heliport); and installed potential to build jackets for fixed platforms, modules for Drilling Rig Top Sides, production platforms, FPSO and jackets; and maintenance, repair and renovation of platforms and vessels.

Inhaúma Unit - Rio de Janeiro

In Rio de Janeiro, Enseada operates at Estaleiro Inhaúma, leased by Petrobras and located in Caju neighborhood on the shores of Guanabara Bay. Besides revitalizing its facilities, Enseada is converting four oil tankers into hulls for the future platforms P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77 for Petrobras. At the peak of operations, Enseada activities at Estaleiro Inhaúma will generate close to five thousand direct jobs.

5 thousand direct jobs at the peak of operations

The platforms will be used in the areas of Cessão Onerosa, in the pre-salt deposits in Santos Basin, and have a capacity to produce up to 150 barrels of oil and compress seven million cubic meters per day of natural gas.



70% Enseada Indústria Naval Participações S.A.

50% Odebrecht

Odebrecht is an organization of Brazilian origin operating in the sectors of infrastructure, energy, sanitation, chemical & petrochemical, transportation, agro-industrial, real estate, defense and technology. It is Brazil’s largest exporter of services, contributing towards the local and social development of the countries where it operates.

25% OAS

One of the largest engineering companies in Brazil, OAS is present in over 20 countries. The company operates in the construction of roads, dams, hydroelectric power plants, ports and airports, besides investing in sectors such as infrastructure, environmental sanitation, real-estate incorporation, energy and public service concessions – such as urban roads, highways, subways and airports.

25% UTC

With global operations, UTC is one of the largest Brazilian industrial engineering companies. Standing out for its large-scale works in the segments of oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy, steel, pulp and paper, mining and industrial maintenance.

30% Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Founded as a shipyard in 1878 in Japan, the company expanded its activities to segments such as construction and transportation, also known worldwide for its motorcycles, trains, airplanes, industrial plants, robots for industrial use and aerospace equipment. The company has been present in Brazil since 1973.

Quality, health, safety and security

Corporate Management

Enseada is up to date with the latest market practices that prioritize continuous improvement of its products, services, safety of operations and health of its employees.

All our actions are based on a solid Code of Conduct, which reinforces Enseada’s ethical commitment towards its internal and external public.


Enseada’s Quality Policy is committed to meet its clients’ expectations, providing quality products and services. By ensuring correct quality management, the company also promotes a process to perpetuate its business.

Shareholders’ principles and criteria are the basis for the company's quality practices.

Moreover, Enseada conforms to the following standards:

  • Standards in compliance:

  • ISO 9001:2008 – Quality Management Systems – Requirements;
  • ISO 9000:2005 – Quality Management Systems – Grounds and Vocabulary;
  • ISO 19011:2012 – Quality Management Systems – Audit Guidelines.

Health and safety

For Enseada, maximum quality and productivity involve commitment to the health and safety of its employees, to protect the environment and the integrity of its equipment. Its culture focused on continuous improvement, with a solidary and preventive approach, combined with strict risk control, equips Enseada to fully comply with the current legislation and to achieve high level performance in search of its main safety goal: zero accidents.

Safety goal: zero accidents

Vessels and services


Construction of offshore drillships, mainly for deepwater exploration activities, including oil in the pre-salt reserve areas.

Production units

Construction and conversion of fixed oilrigs and floating platforms in addition to the construction and integration of their modules.

Specialized vessels

Construction of offshore support boats, such as Pipe Laying Support Vessels (PLSVs) that lay subsea lines linking platforms to oil production systems), and Multi-Purpose Service Vessels, (MPSVs) that provide maintenance services for production activities, cargo transportation and anchor handling, as well as Construction Support Vessels (CSVs), that are generally used in complex deepwater operations.

Ship repairs

Focused on servicing the same types of vessels as the construction program: oilrigs, production units, specialized vessels and military ships.




Brazil’s largest enterprise, ranking fifth worldwide in the energy sector, Petrobras operates in 28 countries along almost the entire oil chain, as well as in the following fields: biofuels, windfarms, and hydropower plants.

A benchmark for deepwater operations, it played a leading role in oil and gas discoveries in Brazil’s pre-salt region, where it plans to extract five billion barrels of oil and natural gas. To do so, by 2016 it will invest, US$ 131.6 billion specifically in Exploration & Production projects, in parallel to strengthening this industry in Brazil.

EEP is working for Petrobras through the conversion of four oil tankers, whose hulls will be used for the future P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77 platforms.

Sete Brasil

Specializing in asset management, Sete Brasil is a leading partner in ultra-deepwater oil and gas well drilling in Brazil. With thirty drillships on order and a receivables portfolio topping US$ 81 billion over the next fifteen years, it ranks first worldwide for charter parties, with the largest private fleet of vessels in its segment.

With capital that 100% Brazilian, it is the first company to build this type of vessel in Brazil, designed to work the pre-salt reserves, developing and retaining technology in its homeland.

Commissioned by Sete Brasil, EEP is constructing six drillships that will be used for operations in the pre-salt reserves. Four drillships will be operated by Odebrecht Óleo e Gás (OOG) and two by Etesco/OAS, which are partners of Sete Brasil in ventures working these pre-salt reserves.

Projects under way


Paraguaçu Unit is building six drillrigs for Sete Brasil. The equipment will operate in the exploration of the pre-salt deposits, at a depth of three thousand meters. Four of these ships - Ondina, Pituba, Boipeba and Interlagos - are being built in partnership with Odebrecht Óleo e Gás. The other two - Itapema and Comandatuba - involve another partnership: Etesco/OAS. The total value of the contract is of around US$ 4.8 billion.

Follow the progress of the construction works at Paraguaçu Unit, where the drillrigs will be built, watching the time-lapse videos:

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February 2014

January 2014

November - December 2013

October - November 2013

September - October 2013

August - September 2013

July - August 2013

June 2013


Inhaúma Unitis working on the conversion of four VLCC (Very Large Crude Carrier) ships into FPSO (Floating Production, Storage and Offloading) of the future Platforms P-74, P-75, P-76 and P-77. Intended for the Cessão Onerosa areas, in the pre-salt deposits of Santos Basin, the platforms will produce up to 150 thousand barrels of oil and compress up to 7 million cubic meters of natural gas a day.



People first

To promote the dynamic balance of environmental, social and economic aspects of the activities and their impacts is the guiding principle of Enseada’s sustainability policy. By adopting a concept of local integrated development, we promote activities that qualify our relationship with the communities, stimulating their sustainable development focused on the economy, natural resources and people.

To preserve and value the natural, historical, cultural and social wealth of the regions where it operates is part of Enseada’s sustainability policy. The company’s primary focus is on people and their interaction with the enterprise, the physical environment, culture, beliefs and traditions.

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With a performance strategy based on strictly meeting the current licenses and consents - going beyond them where possible - Enseada is committed to leaving a lasting legacy for the regions where it develops its activities. To do so, it invests in dialogue with the communities located in its areas of influence, encouraging their active participation and developing a relationship of trust and transparency with all stakeholders. This relationship is based on the sustainable management of the shipyards and integrated development of the surrounding areas.

Enseada performs environmental, social and cultural studies in the regions of its projects, seeking to map and develop activities that generate positive social and environmental impacts, fostering the local economy and consolidating the long-term commitment towards these populations.

Enseada also establishes a permanent channel of communication with the local society to collectively build proposals aimed at minimizing the problems identified. The social-environmental diversity and strength of the African roots culture in the Reconcavo Baiano region inspired a differentiated sustainability policy integrated to the activities developed in Maragojipe.

In Rio de Janeiro, besides meeting the scope of activities listed in the contract with Petrobras and the conditions set out in the environmental license, the sustainability actions developed at Estaleiro Inhaúma seek to prevent and mitigate any kind of environmental impact that its activities may cause, investing in the management of residues and wastewater treatment.

Social - Environmental Programs


To prevent and mitigate any environmental impacts caused by its activities, Enseada develops technical studies with renowned experts in advanced environmental monitoring, conducting reforestation, social research and cultural surveys. Estaleiro Enseada is licensed by IBAMA and monitored by the Instituto do Meio Ambiente (IMA), by the Instituto Chico Mendes de Conservação da Biodiversidade (ICMBio), by the Fundação Cultural Palmares and by the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (Iphan).

In parallel, Enseada participates in public hearings and community meetings to present the enterprise, fostering debates and signing agreements with the local communities. The implementation schedule of the activities of each environmental program obeys the provisions set forth in the agreements signed and the Basic Environmental Plan approved by IBAMA.


At Estaleiro Inhaúma, Enseada adopts preventive measures to mitigate potential impacts to the environment and the community. The main programs and plans developed by Enseada to deal with potential crises are: Wastewater Residue Management Program (PGRE); Solid Waste Management Program (PGRS); Emergency Response Plan (PAE) for Accidents with Oil, and Individual Emergency Plan (PEI).

Enseada invests in periodic training to prepare its employees to properly deal with waste handling, hazardous or not. These procedures are done for correct recycling, packaging and final disposal of waste. Additionally, Enseada controls the gas emissions of the installed machinery and of the vehicles that circulate in the shipyard’s site, in order to reduce these emissions to environmentally safe levels.

Social Commitment

Enseada strives for the impacts of its activities to be positive. The company has a strong social commitment towards the people living in the surroundings of its projects and seeks to maximize the use of local labor. To do so, it develops projects that prioritize the vocation of the communities as potential strategic partners so that these relationships are deep-rooted following a concept of local integrated development. Thus, Enseada provides the transfer of knowledge required to generate jobs and income for the population and promotes the self-sufficiency of its projects.


After the shipyard’s operation starts, another 15 thousand direct and indirect jobs will be generated. Training and hiring local labor, especially from the regions of Maragojipe and other neighboring cities is a priority. To this end, partnerships were signed with well-established initiatives in the segment, such as the Prominp, Petrobras, Federal Government, energy regulatory agency - MME and Odebrecht’s Acreditar program. The goal is to implement professional qualification programs in civil construction and shipbuilding in the region.

  • Enseada’s Social programs in Bahia:

  • Environmental Education and Social Communication Program with the local communities;
  • Quilombola Culture Appreciation Program;
  • 1st National Inventory of Cultural References of the Cities Surrounding Enseada Shipyard (INRC);
  • Maintenance of the Casa do Samba de Santo Amaro;
  • Recovery and restoration of preserved monuments and buildings in the surroundings of Estaleiro Enseada;
  • Revitalization of Enseada do Paraguaçu community;
  • Local entrepreneurship with vocational workshops in partnership with Setre and Sebrae;
  • Socioeconomic diagnostic of Baía do Iguape fishing communities;
  • Review of Municipal Master Plans for Maragojipe, Salinas das Margaridas and Saubara;
  • Continued qualification for Baía do Iguape fishermen.


Enseada invests in social-environmental initiatives addressing the internal public and communities surrounding Estaleiro Inhaúma, located in Caju neighborhood. The social responsibility practices adopted reflect a sustainable approach to work. At the peak of the activities developed by Enseada at the shipyard, close to five thousand direct and indirect jobs will be created.

  • Enseada's social programs in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Environmental education for workers, school communities and social leaders;
  • Integration with the Rede Socioassistencial do Caju, to discuss with the community the problems affecting the region;
  • Strengthening of the communication channels with the community seeking solutions to their problems;
  • Support to community events aimed at promoting citizenship, strengthening sports and cultural activities;
  • Articulation processes with the public authorities to invest in infrastructure in the Caju region, aimed at solving issues related to traffic and circulation of vehicles.
  • A permanent channel of communication available to the community allows developing collective proposals to mitigate problems.

Boletins Informativos


Code of Conduct

The ethical conduct that guides Enseada’s business actions helps to maintain its image as a solid and reliable entity to all its Members, Suppliers and Partners.

This practice is described in its Code of Conduct, which defines the ethical principles and concepts that should be used to guide the internal and external relationships of all Team Members.

Click here to access Enseada’s Code of Conduct

Any violation of the Code of Conduct can be reported by Team Members, Third Parties, Suppliers, Clients and other Partners on Enseada’s Ethics Line.

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Our offices:

Estaleiro Enseada do Paraguaçu

Rua A, Fazenda Boa Vista do Gurjão e Dendê, Anexo 2
Enseada do Paraguaçu
Maragojipe – BA
CEP: 44420-000
Tel. (+55 75) 3527-6800

Estaleiro São Roque

Rua Santa Cruz - Quadra 19 - Lote 01
Distrito São Roque do Paraguaçu
Maragojipe – BA
CEP: 44428-000
Tel. (+55 75) 3527-6800

Estaleiro Inhaúma

Rua General Gurjão
n°2 - Parte
Caju - Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP: 20931-900
Tel. (+55 21) 3178-7900

Bahia Office

Avenida Tancredo Neves, n° 2.227
Cond. Salvador Prime – 11º e 15º andares
Caminho das Árvores
Salvador – BA
CEP: 41820-021
Tel. (+55 71) 3417-8031 / 8030

RJ Office

Av. República do Chile
nº 230, 6º andar - Centro
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
CEP: 20031-919
Tel. (+55 21) 3299-7300
Tel. (+55 21) 2134-4000
Fax. (+55 21) 3299-7400

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In a ceremony held on July 23 in Brasilia, the Federal Government, through the Special Department for Ports (SEP) together with Enseada Indústria Naval, signed a contract that authorizes the creation of a port facility in the Private Use Terminal (TUP) mode for the shipyard in Bahia, which is being implemented in Maragojipe, in the Reconcavo Baiano.

To execute the agreement, the Minister for Ports César Borges, Enseada's President Fernando Barbosa, and Enseada's Director for Institutional Relations and Sustainability Humberto Rangel, participated in the event.

The Private Use Terminal will have an area of 17 thousand m², where R$ 85 million will be invested by Enseada. The TUP is intended to handle cargo for shipbuilding, such as equipment, steel sheets, profiles, consumables and paint, among others. The terminal will have an annual handling capacity of 15 tons and installed capacity of 20 thousand tons per year.

According to Humberto Rangel, the installation of a TUP will allow increasing the shipyard's productivity and will relieve the surrounding road system. "We have been pleading to establish a Private Use Terminal at our facilities for over a year. With this authorization, the arrival by sea will increase our production capacity," explains Rangel.

Enseada expects the terminal to start operations later this year, after the TLO (Operation Release Term) is issued by ANTAQ (National Agency for Waterway Transportation). The authorization will be valid for 25 years from the date when the contract is signed and may be extended thereafter.

Published on July 24, 2014



Enseada Indústria Naval completed the installation of the first outfitting supports of the mega-blocks for drillship Ondina. Carried-out at São Roque Unit, this milestone activity comprises the installation of the supports for the installation of electric trays, HVAX ducts (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and pipes.

For engineer Denilson Romão, from the area responsible for the installations, this activity is a milestone in the implementation of Kawasaki technology at São Roque Unit. "With the technology and productivity levels refined especially by the Japanese, we installed the outfittings more safely, in less time and without having to mount any scaffoldings," he defined.

Kawasaki's construction methodology learnt through the TTA (Technology Transfer Agreement), allows assembling the outfittings in the blocks phase, increasing productivity, avoiding under-head welds, reducing the risk of accidents and increasing the quality of the final product.

According to Romão, the mega-blocks are built in the "upside-down" position, i.e., with the roof inverted downwards, to afford greater safety. The mega-blocks are only inverted and placed in the correct position after the service is done. After the outfittings are installed, the mega-blocks go to the inspection, edification and testing phase.

The importance of the megablock

The construction of a ship begins by cutting the sheets and mounting the panels that form the blocks, which once united, form the mega-blocks. Once each megablock is completed, the construction proceeds like a mounting game. The mega-blocks are erected and aligned with cranes and are welded together and equipped with the outfittings.

Published on July 21, 2014



"As long as God gives me life, I will be participating in the Barquinha. I have even been invited to do this year's tradition." The enthusiastic statement was made by Benedita de Sousa, 75 years old, better known as D. Ditinha, during the launching ceremony of the Barquinha video and delivery of the "Boi Janeiro" made by Enseada Indústria Naval representatives.

The barquinha is a traditional event at Enseada do Paraguaçu, held for over 100 years on New Year's Eve, when the community thanks and renews its requests to the Sea Queen and Nossa Senhora do Rosário. The video exhibition occurred on Thursday (10), at the Association of Enseada do Paraguaçu Residents, when 500 DVD copies were distributed.

Several people who live in the region, as Valdete dos Santos, 80 years old, attended the gathering. "The community and we sambadeiras feel very happy. I am root of this floor. I participate and approve whatever is for the good of our tradition," she affirmed.

With eyes full of emotion, the residents watched the video and approved the the company's initiative. "This was a gift from God. With this work, we gain more visibility to get support for our initiatives," declared Alexsandra Rosária, former treasurer of the Barquinha, who has already been in charge of raising funds to perform this cultural tradition present at Enseada do Paraguaçu for over 100 years.

Sandra Costa, Social Responsibility coordinator of the enterprise, highlighted the company's commitment to help build the future, while dedicating special attention to the preservation of the region's cultural and intangible wealth. "What's happening here is another milestone of the respectful relationship that exists between the Shipyard and the community."

The occasion was one of celebration, gratitude and pride. The Boi Janeiro, another tradition using the image of a Bull, made in two weeks by Rodrigo Siqueira from the company Brasil com Artes, was delivered to residents. Soon after, backed by Tom Barreto's music, the samba-de-roda and roots, shown by the group "Filhos de Enseada", invaded the silence of this typical maroon site on the banks of Paraguaçu river, bringing joy to the celebration.

Published on July 16, 2014.


Paraguaçu unit concludes works on Pier 1

Enseada Indústria Naval (Enseada Shipbuilding) completed an important step in the process of building the Paraguaçu Unit. After a year and nine months, the civil works of Pier 1 were completed, bringing a new scenario for the enterprise, enabling it to receive ships. With a total area of 5.2 thousand square meters, the pier has capacity to dock vessels up to 210 meters long.

The first construction phase, namely the infrastructure, comprised thrusting staves, excavation, wall plate making and concreting. The second phase, namely the superstructure, consisted of on-site assembly of pre-casts, wall plates and concreting. To enable the performance of these two cycles, 320 employees worked in these activities.

For Silvio Zen, Shipyard Construction Director at Paraguaçu Unit, the construction of Pier 1 was a challenge achieved with the help of the entire team. "All were very committed, allowing us to anticipate the completion of the works by 20 days. We hope to achieve similar results with Piers 2 and 3, expected to be finalized in October and November this year, respectively", said the executive.

Having the first pier ready enables receiving ships with equipment for unloading, thereby lowering costs and transportation time.

Investment and operation phase

The works at Paraguçu Unit are 50% complete, expected to be inaugurated in March 2015. However, it is already in operation phase, building the drilling rigs to explore the pre-salt deposits.

Enseada is formed by Odebrecht, OAS, UTC and KHI (Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.) with investments of around R$ 2.6 billion in the Reconcavo Baiano. Its contract portfolio includes, in Bahia, manufacturing six drilling rigs for Sete Brasil, and in Rio de Janeiro, the conversion of four VLCCs ship hulls into FPSOs for Petrobras.

Enseada's headquarters are located in the municipality of Maragojipe (BA), with an area of 1.6 million square meters, 400,000 of which are intended for environmental preservation. When operating at full capacity, Enseada will be capable of processing up to 36,000 tons of steel a year working on a single-shift, thus providing a broad production margin, building highly specialized ships that can be manufactured simultaneously.

Published on 13/02/2014


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FPSO é a sigla em inglês para Unidades Flutuantes de Produção, Armazenamento e Descarga. Ou seja, FPSO é o navio utilizado para produção, armazenamento e escoamento de petróleo e/ou gás natural em locais distantes da costa, onde é inviável a ligação por oleodutos ou gasodutos.



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