Maurício Mendonça Godoy on Prestigious Oil Industry Award

Maurício Mendonça Godoy, President of EBR, a leader in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, recently announced that the company has been honored as Best Supplier by Petrobras, the Brazilian semi-public oil giant. According to Godoy, the award is a milestone for the growing firm and a source of pride. The executive added that EBR continues to improve its production facilities as well as further its commitment to recruiting the most talented team members. The announcement came on the heels of EBR’s completion of FPSO P-74 oil rig 80 days ahead of schedule, a testament to the company’s focus on excellence in project management.

In an interview with industry site, Maurício Mendonça Godoy explained that the platform has a capacity of 150 thousand barrels a day. The unit, which is currently operating in the Buzios oil field in the Santos basin, was built at EBR’s facility in in São José do Norte in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. In addition to heading up EBR, Maurício Mendonça Godoy serves on the Board of Directors of ABEMI, a trade group representing Brazilian industrial engineering firms. EBR is a joint venture of Japanese TOYO Engineering and Brazilian SETAL.

Godoy believes that the partnership has afforded EBR the benefits of TOYO’s engineering systems technology as well as resources and management know-how. EBR was previously chosen by Petrobras to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant in Uberaba, Minas Gerais. The deal was one of the company’s first contracts since the venture was founded in 2012. Maurício Mendonça Godoy is a graduate of Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Sao Paulo, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. He also attended Harvard Business School. Godoy served as COO and later CEO of Brazilian oil contractor SOG prior to the company’s teaming up with TOYO to form SETAL, which was later renamed EBR.

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