MarFlex and Estaleiro Rio Tietê signed an agreement to deliver the deepwell pumping systems for Transpetro’s Waterway Vessel Program.
Rio Tietê will deliver to Transpetro (a fully-owned subsidiary of Petrobras), over a period of 38 months, 20 barge convoys designed to transport ethanol on the Parana and Tietê rivers. The 20 pushers and 80 barges will be built at the new Rio Tietê Shipyard in Aracatuba, Brazil. All 80 barges will be self supporting and will be equipped with 4 MarFlex electric drive deepwell pumps and 4 MarFlex designed air drive draining pumps.
Following last months’ orders for 33 RST design (river)tankers, to be built in Russia and Turkey, MarFlex is further strengthening their market leader position as designer and producer of electric drive deepwell pumping systems.