Mr. Danilo Baptista, who currently occupies the position of Executive Manager at OSX´s Açu Shipbuilding Unit (UCN Açu), has been nominated the new Shipyard Operations Officer replacing Mr. Eduardo Costa Vaz Musa. Mr. Baptista is one of the Company’s 52 engineers that have an average of 26 years of experience in naval construction.
Mr. Baptista has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and has a specialization degree in Equipment and Maintenance Engineering and Managerial development by the University of São Paulo. Mr. Baptista began his career in 1978 as an Equipment Engineer at Petrobras where he worked for 33 years in the engineering and international areas of the company. Within the scope of his international experience, he performed roles related to project implementation in South Korea where he spent 3 years at Hyundai´s shipyard. Mr. Baptista also worked in China, the United States of America and France. In October of 2010, Mr. Baptista joined OSX as Integration Executive Manager after retiring from Petrobras. Since August 2011, Mr. Baptista has been OSX´s Shipyard Executive Manager where he has been responsible for all activities related to the construction of the shipyard.
“We are very pleased to announce Danilo Baptista as our Shipyard Operations Officer. The construction of the Açu Shipbuilding Unit began in July 2011 and has been progressing according to schedule. The earthworks have been completed, 22% of the canal has been dredged and large portions of the supply of goods and services have been contracted and are in the mobilization phase. Additionally, a total of 3,100 people have been selected to be trained at the ITN - Institute of Naval Technology, with the aim of integrating the UCN workforce”, stated Luiz Carneiro, CEO of OSX BRASIL S.A. “We would like to thank Eduardo Musa for his dedication and cooperation during the course of the construction of the Açu Shipbuilding Unit, and we wish him every success in this new role at his new company, which is an EBX Group partner company”, added Mr. Carneiro.
The Açu Shipbuilding Unit, which will begin its operations in the first quarter of 2013, will be responsible for the construction of 16 of the 21 units destined for the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil, which comprise OSX´s order book for its clients OGX, Kingfish do Brasil and Sapura Navegação Marítima.