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no. 306 • may 2013

THE RETURN OF

MARACANÃ

Pernambuco Arena in the Final Stretch for the First Test Event

Winners of the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development - Angola

Organization Projects Receive Global Distinction


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THE EMOTIONS SURROUNDING MARACANÃ

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The Member Francimar was at the celebration with his family and remembered what he experienced at Maracanã. “I learned a lot at the construction project. It is touching to think that I participated in this story.”

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n April 27, Rio de Janeiro got some of its shine back.After remodeling work that lasted two years and eight months, Maracanã Stadium reopened its doors for the first test event, designed especially for the 8,000 workers who helped to rebuild this Brazilian soccer temple, together with their families.The goal was to check all of the infrastructure to ensure that the stadium will be fully operational on the day of the official inauguration. Among the workers, their families and guests, Maracanã was filled to 30% of its total capacity during an event that hardly resembled a test.For assembler José Alexandre dos Santos, it was “wonderful” to participate in the first event at the stadium that he helped to remodel.“I learned a lot and I’m leaving this better than I was before,” said Santos.“I’m thrilled.”The Member had already worked at another five Odebrecht projects, including at Complexo do Alemão – the Rio Melhor Consortium – as well as Itaguaí Port – ICN (ItaguaíConstruçõesNavais).Now, he is moving on to the Maravilha Port revitalization work, but states that having worked at Maracanã was different than anything he had ever experienced.“I never thought I would be part of the history of Brazil’s largest stadium,” he said.

ounding Maracanã

Click to access the video thanking the team of Members who remodeled Maracanã.

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Singers Neguinho da Beija-Flor, Preta Gil, Martinho da Vila and Naldo. In the back on percussion, the cultural group AfroReggae. Neguinho da BeijaFlor opened up the sequence of shows with the song Domingo, Eu Vou Ao Maracanã (“Sunday, I’m Going to Maracanã”)

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SHOW TIME The reopening of Maracanã was marked, among other attractions, by the game between the teams Amigos do Bebeto (“Friends of Bebeto”) and Amigos do Ronaldo (“Friends of Ronaldo”) – international champion players who made Brazilian soccer history – and also included the presence of Brazilian President, DilmaRousseff, former President Lula, State Governor, Sérgio Cabral, Vice Governor Luiz Pezão and Mayor Eduardo Paes.“It is a rejuvenated sixty-year-old with new services that leaves nothing to desire compared to any other worldwide,” said State Governor Sérgio Cabral. To kick off the festivities, participants

watched performances by singers Neguinho da Beija-Flor, Naldo, Preta Gil and Martinho da Vila.While the flag was hoisted, the Brazilian National Anthem was sung by Sandra de Sá, Fernanda Abreu, Ivan Lins and Eduardo Dusek. After that, television host Luciano Huck, from the Globo Television Network, got out on the field to both announce the start of the game and also award the worker Mumu da Mangueira as part of the “Home Sweet Home” segment included in his program, Caldeirão do Huck. During the presentation, Huck thanked the different spheres of governments and Odebrecht for making the dream of remodeling Maracanã come true.


GET THE BALL ROLLING With their teams out on the field, Bebeto and Ronaldo began the game after the first kickoff by worker Antônio Pereira, Welding Supervisor at the project.’’I began working at Maracanã on August 23, 2010. I started by knocking down the grandstand and I could only think that it needed to be remodeled to make it as beautiful as it was,” he said.“Now, this is exactly what I felt:that I did it.”The Member added:“I never thought I would have the chance to do the first kickoff, and much less so to Ronaldo himself.I lived the dream of all those who like Maracanã.It made me incredibly happy,” he said. Under the command of the coaches Espinosa – Amigos do Ronaldo – and Zagallo – Amigos do Bebeto –, the game began.

Bebeto and Ronaldo were present for the first kickoff at the “New Maracanã,” given by worker Antônio Pereira

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During the event, the Maracanã Rio 2014 Consortium (formed by Odebrecht Infraestrutura and Andrade Gutierrez) held a drawing for 50 motorcycles for the workers who helped reconstruct the stadium.

Click here to find out more about the progress of the “New Maracanã.”

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Sixteen minutes into it, Washington, former player for the team Fluminense and known as “Brave Heart,” made the first goal in the “New Maracanã” – as it is being called – for Bebeto’s team.When the last whistle was blown, the scoreboard showed 8 to 5 with Amigos do Ronaldo the winning team.Washington, Giovanni, Edílson, Djalminha, Pedrinho, Roger, Mattheus, Ronaldo and Bebeto made the goals during the game. THE “NEW MARACANÔ Inaugurated in June 1950, Maracanã is undergoing changes that will offer more comfort and safety to fans, while preserving the original stadium design. One of the important new features is the roof, which allowed Maracanã to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental

Design (LEED) Certification from the Green Building Council Brazil, since it collects rainwater for reuse in the bathrooms. The stadium is also being prepared to become a reference in sustainability.In addition to collecting rainwater, the field irrigation water will be collected for reuse with the same purpose.The goal is to reduce water consumption by 30%.Photovoltaic panels are also being installed, designed to produce clean energy and prevent the release of some 5,000 tons of CO2. Of the 10,000 workers who have already contributed to the project, the Maracanã Rio 2014 Consortium currently has 6,500 working to ensure the stadium’s inauguration on June 2 with the non-official game between Brazil and England.


The “New Maracanã” features innovation in a range of different items: „„ The project designed to improve the visibility from the grandstands brings the field within only 14 meters of the first row of seats and eliminates the so-called “blind spots.” „„ The Skyboxes changed places and currently consist of 110 spaces that extend an average of 50 square meters each. „„ The types and number of accesses also increased. The total evacuation time is from eight to 12 minutes (as established by FIFA standards), and besides this, each ticket will include directions to the numbered seat. „„ There are 78,838 seats that are approximately 50 centimeters wide and retractable. „„ The parking capacity increased

135%. Today, there are 328 places. „„ Part of the original stadium structure was preserved and recovered. „„ The lighting includes 110 variations of color, allowing fans to identify their teams on the field. „„ In order to ensure everyone’s safety, a control center was set up using a complete video projection system installed inside the stadium. „„ The game field is 105 meters long by 68 meters wide. „„ The drainage system installed is equipped with moisture sensors and each sprinkler is activated by individual commands.The stadium is the first in Brazil to use this system.

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Approximately 27,000 people participated in the first Maracan達 test event

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Maracan達 in Numbers

240,000

square meters of built up area

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169

access turnstiles

328

meters of roof extension

parking places

78,838

396

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23,500

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Skyboxes

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high-definition big screens/scorebo ards measuring 100 square meters each

speakers in the grandstands and on the field

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television monitors

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speakers in the indoor areas

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n order to mark the transition between the civil construction and preparation phases for the operation of the Pernambuco Arena, a ceremony was held on April 14 to initiate the delivery of the equipment. At the event, which was restricted to authorities and the accredited press, a guided visit

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was held for the first time in certain areas, such as the mixed zone, locker rooms and Premium space of the multi-use stadium – to serve as stage to three Confederations Cups games and five 2014 World Cup games. The visit included the presence of the State Governor, Eduardo Campos; Vice


A new entertainment complex, the Pernambuco Arena will host some major performances

the Final Stretch Governor, João Lyra; CEO of the Local Cup Organizing Committee (COL), Ricardo Trade; Special Secretary to the Cup, Ricardo Leitão; Managing Director of Odebrecht Infraestrutura, João Pacífico; Contract Director at Odebrecht Infraestrutura, Bruno Dourado; and President of the Pernambuco Arena, Sinval Andrade.

Taking advantage of this new phase of the arena, the Special Department for the 2014 World Cup, Pernambuco State Government (SECOPA-PE) is promoting a series of guided visits in the stadium, located in São Lourenço da Mata, Metropolitan Region of Recife. The visits will be available until May 19.

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THE BALL WILL ROLL With 97.4% of the work completed, the Pernambuco Arena is beginning a phase of tests. The initial verifications will include items such as the electrical and hydraulic installations, ticketing system, food services and security. The first test event will take place on May 20: a soccer game played between project Members, involving the presence of family members and guests. The second test event, to be held on May 23, will be open to the

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public, which will get a chance to watch a non-official game between the soccer team Clube Nรกutico Capibaribe and an adversary that is yet to be announced. Then, the arena will be delivered to FIFA, which will then begin the preparations to hold the Confederations Cup in June of this year. After the competition in July, the stadium will be operated by Odebrecht for a 30-year period.


A LOOK INSIDE THE ARENA The Pernambuco Arena will offer a range of different spaces for different groups and also favor interaction between people. In the Premium space, the furniture decoration was designed to create a cozy, bold and ample environment to allow for integration between fans. In the lounges and restaurants and VIP area, which will be used after the Confederations Cup exclusively by members of the Arena Prime Club

(those who purchase the Skybox and premium seats), the public will have indoor air conditioned environments that are integrated through nine elevators and 13 escalators. With the capacity to receive 46,000 people, the arena became a milestone in Pernambuco’s development: it represents the beginning of a new urban centrality, helping contribute toward the expansion of the Recife Metropolitan Region into the West Zone over the next 15 years.

The press conference included the presence of the following individuals (starting from the left): João Pacífico, Ricardo Leitão, João Lyra, Eduardo Campos, Ricardo Trade, Bruno Dourado and Sinval Andrade

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The first scheduled events include the games played by the team Clube Náutico Capibaribe, which will hold all of its games in the arena

THE ARENA IN FIGURES: ƒ ƒ 6 floors ƒ ƒ 46,000 seats ƒ ƒ 106 Skyboxes ƒ ƒ 4,600 Premium seats ƒ ƒ 4,700 parking places, 800 of which are covered

STAY TUNED! Follow in the future editions of Odebrecht News, the complete coverage of the first test event at the Pernambuco Arena.

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The Beginning of a New History in Guatemala On May 5, the Odebrecht Organization began building its first project in Guatemala – the first engineering contract by a Brazilian company in the country. Odebrecht Infrastructure will recover and expand the country’s main road, the West CA-02 – which extends 140 kilometers and has existed for the past 60 years –, and through which 65% of Guatemala’s GDP is transported. With an established duration of 36 months, the construction work involves the recovery of two lanes of the road, as well as the installation of two new lanes. The contract also includes the construction of 76 The Central American bridges along its entire stretch. country borders Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El The investment will total US$ 400 million – 70% of which Salvador will be financed by the Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) and with 30% financed by the Central American Economic Integration Bank (BCIE). It is the first BNDES financing for the export of infrastructure goods and services to Guatemala.

The event that marked the beginning of the construction work included the presence of the President of the Guatemalan Republic, Otto Perez Molina (discoursing); Minister of Infrastructure, Alejandro Sinibaldi; Ambassador of Brazil in the country, José Roberto de Almeida Pinto; Entrepreneurial Leader of Odebrecht Infrastructure - Latin America, Luiz Mameri; Managing Director in Guatemala, Marcos Machado; and Contract Director, Carlos Eduardo Rosa

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14th New Odebrecht TransPort Asset The VLT Carioca Consortium – made up of the companies Odebrecht Trans Port , Invepar, CCR, Riopar, the French company RATP and the Argentinean company BRt (Benito Roggio Transporte) – was announced winner of the bidding process to construct and operate the Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) system. The network will connect Rio de Janeiro’s Port Zone to its financial center and to the Santos Dumont Airport. The four leading companies hold 24.4375% of the stake each, while BRt holds 2 % and RATP, 0.25%. This is the 14 th Odebrecht Trans Port asset and the fourth in the Urban Mobility area, which also includes Super Via , Via Quatro and Otima. The installation of the LRV is part of the strategy put into place by the Rio de Janeiro state and municipal governments to benefit the population that uses the state’ s public transport network, while also guaranteeing adequate transport infrastructure for holding the 2016 Olympic Games. The LRV will be connected to Super Via , the subway, ferries, BRT ( Bus Rapid Transit) network, conventional bus network and the

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Santos Dumont Airport, helping consolidate the concept of the integrated transport network. Th e p ro j e c t wi l l b e i m p l e m e nte d t h ro ugh a p u b l i cp rivate p a rt n e rs h i p ( P P P ) : Th e VLT Ca ri o ca Co n s o rt i u m wi l l b e re s p o n s i b l e fo r t h e i n s ta l l at i o n wo rk, p u rc h a s e o f t h e t ra i n s a n d sys te m s a n d o p e rat i o n a n d m a i nte n a n ce fo r a 25 -ye a r p e ri o d . Th e ave rage d e m a n d fo r t h e LRV i s e s t i m ate d at 25 0 , 0 0 0 p a ss e nge rs p e r d ay. Ea c h t ra i n wi l l h ave t h e c a p a c i ty to t ra n s p o rt u p to 41 5 p a ss e nge rs a n d t h e i nte rva l m ay va ry b e twe e n t h re e a n d 1 5 m i n u te s , d e p e n d i ng o n t h e l i n e . Th e co n s t ru c t i o n wo rk i s s e t to b egi n d u ri ng t h e s e co n d h a l f o f 2 01 3 a n d wi l l b e d ivi d e d i nto two p h a s e s . Th e fi rs t wi l l b e t h e i n s ta l l at i o n o f t h e Vi l a d e M í d i a - Sa nto C ri s to - P ra ç a M a u á C i n e l â n d i a s t re tc h , wh i c h s h o u l d b e co n c l u d e d d u ri ng t h e s e co n d h a l f o f 2 01 5 . Th e s e co n d p h a s e i n c l u d e s t h e Ce nt ra l - B a rc a s , Sa nto C ri s to -A m é ri c a - Ce nt ra l Ca n d e l á ri a , A m é ri c a -Vi l a d e M í d i a a n d B a rc a s - Sa nto s D u m o nt s t re tc h e s , to b e fi n a l i ze d d u ri ng t h e fi rs t h a l f o f 2 01 6 .


Professionals who will work on the new piping installation leave personal messages on the pipes: a total of 6.5 kilometers of sewage collection network will be installed in the city

Foz: More Investments for Rio Claro As part of a symbolic act, Members of Foz in Rio Claro, located in São Paulo’s rural region, met with Municipal Government employees and other partners to sign the first pipe that will be installed as part of the city’s main sanitation project. The goal is for the municipality to have 100% of the sewage treated by 2014. The initiative took place at the Tigre ADS plant, where the pipes are produced. “It is a project undertaken by the Rio Claro workers, with the technology and quality of Rio Claro,” emphasized Mayor Du Altimari, also present at the event. Altimari recalled that with the cleanup of the stream that runs under avenues Tancredo Neves and Visconde de Rio Claro, the site will be free of the unpleasant smell. Olga Salomão, Vice Mayor and Municipal Secretary of Planning, Development and Environment, observed that “the environmental result

justifies its implementation, one marked by a commitment to future generations,” she said. Paula Violante, Foz Operations Director in the municipality, pointed out: “We are creating an increasingly more sustainable Rio Claro, especially in the area of basic sanitation.” She also pointed out the importance of the work that has been undertaken by the company since 2007. “The advances are continuous: we achieved 55% of sewage treatment in the city and the operation is making the municipality a reference in the country,” said Violante. The pipes used in the construction work will be produced from resins supplied by Braskem. “The choice of the pipe made from corrugated PEAD was based on the fact that it is a lightweight and resistant material, guaranteeing efficient installation and the capacity to support heavier loads,” said Gabriel Soares, the engineer responsible for the project.

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How a Tunnel is Born At the Olmos Irrigation Project, developed by Odebrecht no Peru, April 22 was marked by the start of the tunnel drilling work that will allow for the passage of water to irrigate 38 hectares of lands located in Vale dos Olmos, in the region of Lambayeque, located 900 kilometers from Lima. On the date on which Earth Day is also celebrated, an operation with 10 small explosions was completed in order to open up the tunnel – which will extend 2,167 meters long. “The Olmos tunnel will be opened using drilling and detonation methods and with locomotion equipment,” explained César Olano, the Engineering Manager for the project. In one month, a similar operation should be completed on the other side of the tunnel. According to Celmo

The Olmos Irrigation Project will carry the water that springs from the East region of the Andes Mountain Range to the West region through the mountains until reaching the Pacific Ocean

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Reis, Production Manager, the meeting between the two excavation fronts is scheduled for the 1,117-meter mark. According to Reis, the project is 20% complete on the seven work fronts along the 100 kilometers of Vale dos Olmos, from Bocatoma La Juliana to Bocatoma Miraflores (Olmos River bed), including 12 kilometers of trapezoidal channel, a tunnel, regulation reservoir and 50 kilometers of piping in the new lands zone, whose installation process is progressing along the South and North stretches. “We hope to have the construction work completed in September 2014,” said Francisco Gayoso, Olmos Tinajones Special Project (PETO) Manager, who accompanied the opening of the tunnel with the Regional Vice President, Juan Pablo Horna.


The structures from the East side are ready to receive the synthetic cover and the grass will begin to be planted in June of this year

Advanced Construction The construction work for the Corinthians Arena, which falls under the responsibility of Odebrecht Infrastructure in SĂŁo Paulo, have advanced 75.24%, in April of this year. There are currently 1,420 Members working on the project. One of the highlights is the assembly of the metal structures for the West Building roof, to be completed next week with the installation of the tenth module. In the game field area, the assembly work for the grass drainage and cooling system are moving forward quickly. The services are being completed in a range of different indoor and outdoor areas at the arena, including the bathrooms, spaces for stores, snack bars and restaurants, floors, walls and Skyboxes. Workers are also

focusing on assembling the metal structures of the glass walls for the West and East facades, as well as the assembly of the indoor air conditioning, electrical, electronic, water and sewage system installations. On April 18, the soccer team Esporte Clube Corinthians, together with Odebrecht and the company Osram, responsible for the technology aspect, tested the arena’s large LED screen for the first time, located on the outer facade of the East building. A total of 170 meters wide by 20 meters high, the big screen is one of the major attractions at the stadium. Conducted at dusk, the tests received a positive evaluation by the technicians and engineers responsible for installing the system.

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At the Teles Pires HPP Construction On April 17, at the construction site for the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Power Plant – being built by Odebrecht Infrastructure –, the first pressure tunnel hoop ring (metal piping that conducts water under pressure to the turbines of a plant) was launched from the assembly yard to its final destination: Generation Unit 1 (GU1). The metal rings, which when joined form the pressure tunnel, measure 12 meters in diameter, weigh approximately 38 tons and have a flow of 783 m³/s. In order to optimize and facilitate the work, two hoop rings were welded together to form a single piece. The preassembly took place in the electromechanical yard using internal metal struts that lock the rings, preventing deformities. The parts will be partially paved and the struts removed so that the water can pass through and reach the turbines. The Teles Pires HPP, currently being built between the States of Mato Grosso and Pará, will have a capacity of 1,820 MW.

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In all, 151 hoop rings will form the five pressure tunnels at the Teles Pires HPP Generator Units


Debating the Electrical Sector From April 8-11, Odebrecht Infrastructure participated in the 29th National Large Dam Seminar, held in Porto de Galinhas, located in the State of Pernambuco. The event was designed to debate topics related to environmental studies, projects and constructions of dams based on a sustainable development policy, while also promoting the exchange of technologies, presenting service provider companies and product suppliers and prospecting new businesses. On April 10, Augusto Roque, Managing Director, presented the theme Odebrecht Infraestrutura in the Electrical Sector as part of the programming of the technical lectures. In the 18-square meter stand installed in the Exhibit Hall, the public can learn more about the company’s projects, exchange knowledge and obtain information about the Continued Professional Qualification Program Believe.

At the event, Odebrecht was awarded for developing the largest study on the topic of Design and Construction, with an article about bypassing the Madeira River at the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant

Members José Roberto Brandão, Augusto Roque and Luiz Augusto Nogueira at the Odebrecht stand

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On Track with the Future Subway On April 23, the President of the Peruvian Republic, Ollanta Humala, visited the construction work for Stretch 2 of the Lima Subway Line 1. Accompanied by the country’s Minister of Transport, Carlos Paredes; Managing Director of Odebrecht no Peru, Ricardo Boleira; Executive Director of Odebrecht Latinvest, Jorge Barata; President of CESEL Ingenieros, Raúl Delgado; Contract Director of the Metro de Lima Consortium, Carlos Nostre, and consortium managers, Ollanta Humala began his visit at the maneuvering yard and the precast plant, located in San Juan de Lurigancho. After a brief presentation about the

Peruvian President, Ollanta Humala (in the orange vest), visited the construction work for the first Lima subway line, together with leaders from the Odebrecht Organization

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progress of the construction work, the group headed to the Santa Rosa Station by train where they were welcomed by young participants of the LIDERART Social Responsibility program. After that, the group continued on to the main avenue Avenida Próceres de la Independencia onboard a panoramic bus to see the work on the different service fronts. The visit ended in the Bridge sector, Stretch 0, with a press conference. Ollanta Humala emphasized the progress made by the project on all work fronts and reiterated the commitment to deliver the completed project to the population within the established period.


A Look Inside the Maravilha Port Construction Work

Eduardo Paes (in the center) during a visit to Saúde Tunnel, which will be open to traffic during the second half of this year

On April 22, Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes participated in the opening of th e th i rd Sa ú d e Tu n n e l ga l l e ry : th e fi rst ma j o r p ro j e c t fo r th e Ma ravi l ha Po rt roa d syste m b e i ng co m p l e te d by O d e b re c ht I nfra e stru c tu re . Eighty m e te rs l o ng, th e tu n n e l wi l l co n n e c t th e two fa r e n d s of th e c i ty’ s p o rt regi o n , co n n e c ti ng th e ave n u e Ave n i da B ra s i l to th e Ri o- N i te ró i Bri dge. “Th e tu n n e l i s a n a l te rnative fo r th e Pe ri m e tra l Ove rpa ss, s i n ce i t wi l l p rovi d e a cce ss to th e ve h i c l e s that pa ss th ro ugh th e re, ” exp la i n e d Ed ua rd o Pa e s. “Fu rth e rm o re, th e Light Ra i l Ve h i c l e ( LRV ) wi l l pa ss a l o ng i ts la n e s, ” sa i d Pa e s. Acco rd i ng to Ri ca rd o Bu e n o, Co ntra c t D i re c to r, th e c ha l l e nge wa s

th e excavati o n of a l te re d mate ria l a n d th e l ow ove rla p p i ng of th e tu n n e l . “We n e e d e d to d ivi d e u p th e excavati o n s a n d ve ry ca re fu l ly m o n i to r th e i n stru m e nt re a d i ngs i n th e b u i l d i ngs b e n e ath, ” sa i d Po nte. Th e wo rke rs a dva n ce d a p p roxi mate ly two m e te rs p e r day. Th e n ext p ha se wi l l b e to b egi n excavati ng th e i nfra stru c tu re n e two rks b e twe e n th e tu n n e l a n d th e stre e t Rua Si lvi n o M o nte n egro. Th e m o d e rn izati o n of th e Ri o d e Ja n e i ro p o rt regi o n roa d syste m i nvo lve s th re e p ro j e c ts : th e d e m o l i ti o n of th e Pe ri m e tra l Ove rpa ss, th e tra n sfo rmati o n of th e ave n u e Ave n i da Ro d rigu e s Alve s i nto a n exp re ssway a n d th e co n stru c ti o n of a new route, the Port Binary Road.

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Exchanging Experiences On April 19, the President of the Association of Diplomats from the Brazilian College of Military Studies (ADESG) and Federal Police Chief, Pedro Berwanger, together with the group accompanying them were welcomed by Norberto Odebrecht, Chair of the Odebrecht Foundation Board of Trustees, at the Organization’s head office in Salvador, Bahia.

the contribution made by PDCIS to Brazilian society. “This is a model program that can be adapted to any other place in Brazil,” said Berwanger. “Just as it has been successful here, it can also work in other regions and change the lives of millions of Brazilians,” said the President of ADESG. Mauricio Medeiros, Executive Chair of the Odebrecht Foundation,

During the meeting, Norberto Odebrecht shared his life experiences and the main challenges faced by the Bahia Southern Lowlands Environmental Protection Area Mosaic Program for Development and Growth Integrated with Sustainability (PDCIS), supported by the Odebrecht Foundation and public and private partners. At the end of the conversation, Pedro Berwanger paid tribute to the founder of the Organization with a plaque recognizing

was also honored. After the meeting, the group continued on to the Bahia Southern Lowlands, where it interacted with youth and met the members of the cooperatives that are part of PDCIS. The visit ended on April 20 and allowed Pedro Berwanger to visit the head offices of the Pratigi EPA Guardian Association and the Land Conservation Organization, institutions that are also part of the program and develop socialenvironmental projects.

Pedro Berwanger delivers the tribute to Norberto Odebrecht

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Actions in Images

The initiatives promoted by the Casa Jovem State High School, located in Igrapiúna, in the Bahia Southern Lowlands, were highlighted in the video produced by the State Mass Communications Department (SECOM). The technical course in Agroecology and sports, cultural and professional activities are some of the options available to the 381 students of the teaching unit, which offers classes the entire day.

On April 2, SECOM was at the high school – part of the Bahia Southern Lowlands Environmental Protection Area Mosaic Program for Development and Growth Integrated with Sustainability (PDCIS), supported by the Odebrecht Foundation and public and private partners – to produce the video news story. The article was published in Bahia’s Official Gazette on April 18.

Practical classes geared toward the rural reality are part of the routine of the students at the Casa Jovem State High School

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More than One Decade Without Accidents In April, the Braskem PP 11 unit, located in Wesseling, Germany, completed 11 years without accidents. The achievement is the result of the culture of prevention and extreme discipline by all Members when fulfilling guidelines and procedures.

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The Safety, Health and Environment management system and the constant perception of risks were considered crucial factors for the period without accidents. Since the plant construction phase over a decade ago, this preventive attitude has been helping to avoid accidents.

The PP 11 unit in Wesseling produces 225,000 tons of polypropylene each year


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n April 24, the winners of the third edition of the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development - Angola were announced. The award is directed at the country’s university students and is designed to promote the generation of knowledge on topics related to how engineering contributes toward sustainable development to then disseminate this knowledge among members of the Angolan academic community and society in general. The event, held in Luanda, included the presence of the Minister of the Environment, Fátima Jardim; Minister of Higher Education, Adão Gaspar Ferreira do Nascimento; Minister of Energy and Waters, João Baptista Borges; Minister of Construction, Fernando da Fonseca, Director of the Ministry of Higher Education’s National Board for Technological Development and Innovation, Gabriel Luís Miguel; General Director of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science and Technology’s National Technological Center, Rufino Sambanje; the

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Students, advisor professors and deans from the winning universities celebrate winning the 2012 edition

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Participants of the roundtable debate Sustainability (starting from the left): Armindo Pedro da Conceição Mussungo, Fátima Jardim, Felipe Cruz, Luís Teles and Miguel Cordeiro

representative of the Brazilian Embassy in the country, Djalma Mariano da Silva, as well as other government officials, students, faculty members and deans of Angolan universities, leaders and Members of Odebrecht and members of the press. The radio show host Jorge Gomes served as Master of Ceremonies.

Click to check out the video of the third edition of the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development - Angola.

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YOUTH AWARDED In 2012, over 120 workers were entered and 24 were delivered. The projects were initially submitted to an Odebrecht internal commission and dez reached the final phase, when they were evaluated by an external commission. The three winners were the projects Water Disinfection through Solar Radiation by the students Francisco Barbosa, Anicete Cristóvão and Álvaro Marques, from the Methodist University of Angola, oriented by Professor Márcio Ngolo;


Renewable Energies for Angolan Sustainable Development by student Sílvio Serrão, from the Tundavala Superior Polytechnic Institute, with advisory by Amândio Luís Sanches; and Compensation of the Power Factor in Electric Energy Distribution Networks - An Investment for Angolan Sustainable Development by student Gildo Cabenda from Agostinho Neto University and oriented by Anacleto Cristóvão. Each group received US$ 22,500 – distributed into three equal parts (US$ 7,500) for students, advisors

and the university. All of the awarded students will have the opportunity to serve in an internship at Odebrecht in Angola.

EVENING OF CELEBRATION During the speech to open the award ceremony, Ernesto Baiardi, Entrepreneurial Leader at Odebrecht Infrastructure - África, Emirados Árabes Unidos e Portugal, thanked the participants and those present at the event. “The topic of Sustainability is a growing one in society,” said Baiardi. “For

Sílvio Serrão, from the Tundavala Superior Polytechnic Institute, was one of the winners with the study Renewable Energies for Angolan Sustainable Development

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Francisco Barbosa, Anicete Cristóvão and Álvaro Marques, from the Angola Methodist University, won with the project Water Disinfection through Solar Radiation

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Odebrecht, attention to the matter means attention to Entrepreneurial Development with a focus on ensuring the Organization’s perpetuity, encouraging technological research and improving the quality of life of the communities. The award, currently present in 10 countries, is a model initiative for future generations,” he said. After that, there was a roundtable focused on the perspectives of different agents of society on the topic, mediated by Felipe Cruz, responsible for Sustainability at Odebrecht para África, Emirados Árabes Unidos e Portugal. Participating in the debate were the minister Fátima Jardim, Armindo Pedro da Conceição Mussungo,

representative from the Ministry of Energy and Waters, Luís Teles, responsible for investments in Sustainability at Standard Bank, and Miguel Cordeiro, responsible for Community Relations at Esso in Angola. Fátima Jardim stated that the country has yet to reach maturity on the topic, but that the environmental performance is solid, and she encouraged those companies present to take part in sustainable actions. “We are a growing country and we need partners,” said Jardim. “Private initiative should invest more and promote, for example, the recycling and management of waste,” she said. She further emphasized: “I


congratulate Odebrecht, which constructed all of this with those who will build tomorrow: the youth.” Armindo Mussungo spoke about the country’s energy matrix and the important projects to be developed by the Ministry of Energy and Waters; Luís Teles addressed Sustainability at financial institutions and the investments in the area; and Miguel Cordeiro spoke about the Social Responsibility policy and strategies practiced by ESSO in Angola, the strengthening of the workers and the use of high technology. “Sustainability is a responsibility shared by all actors of society, and not just the government or companies,” said Felipe Cruz at the end of the debate. “If each company promotes the well being around it, we can reach the entire country.” Minister Fátima Jardim closed the ceremony, citing the progress made by Angola in the areas of Education, Health and Environment and alerting as to social problems. “We are together to think about how we can balance the world,” said Jardim. “Odebrecht’s initiative makes us transforming agents and increases our knowledge, interaction and cooperation, producing positive results for youth and institutions, as well as for the country,” she said.

Gildo Cabenda, from Agostinho Neto University, won with the work Compensation of the Power Factor in Electric Energy Distribution Network An Investment for Angolan Sustainable Development.”

THE INITIATIVE Launched in the country in 2010, the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development – Angola has awakened the interest of public and private universities, which view it as a way to promote research and sustainable development. Learn more at the website: www.premioodebrecht.com/angola

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Strengthening Bonds Responsible for building eight units for the Abreu e Lima Refinery in Pernambuco, the CONEST Consortium (Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial and OAS) is investing in the training of youth ages 18 to 23 who live in the Metropolitan Region of Recife. The idea is to offer them the conditions to compete in the job market, promoting training and helping improve the quality of

CONEST has been receiving the Young Apprentices since March. The first 18 completed the theoretical classes under the Office Assistant module at the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI) facility and earned professional experience at the refinery installations. “It has been a unique experience for me, and having my first job makes me

life of the participants and their families. Based on the Odebrecht Entrepreneurial Technology (TEO), one of the premises of the Young Apprentice Program is to encourage the selection of Members’ children and relatives, adding value to the family unit and leaving a legacy of sustainability in the region. “We want to transform the lives of the youth and their families,” said Fernanda Sampaio, responsible for People and Organization.

very happy,” said Rayane Monique. “My mom helped me achieve this and it is wonderful to work with her at the Organization. I want to keep looking for new opportunities,” said Monique. Another 64 youth – 46 for the Office Assistant course and 18 for the Industrial Piping Installer course – signed the contract and will begin their theoretical classes in March. Another 35 will also arrive this month.

The Young Apprentices were received by the CONEST leaders who will monitor them over the next four months

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To Encourage Agents of their Own Destiny On April 11 , Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias, Odebrecht Oil and Gas, Odebrecht Infrastructure and Foz took part in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ( UFRJ ) Engineering Flow Week, organized by the Junior University Engineering Course Company. Approximately 1 ,400 students participated in the meetings. The event is designed to bring the students knowledge that extends beyond that acquired through academic life and also promote reflections on life planning. In this way, it seeks to complement the youth’ s education, increasing their knowledge and prompting them to cause an impact on society based on the theme of this year: Awaken, Question, Transform. The Organization’s companies promoted a talk show called “You Are the Agent of Your Own Destiny. ” Salim Khouri, from the People and Organization area at Odebrecht Realizações

Imobiliárias in Rio de Janeiro, mediated the debate that included the participation of Members Victor Borba, the Rig Management Assistant at Odebrecht Oil and Gas; Leonardo Menna Barreto Laranja Gonçalves, responsible for the Commercial Management of Macaé Water and Sewage at Foz; Pedro Moreira de Souza e Silva, Contract Director of TransOlímpica at Odebrecht Infrastructure Brasil ; and Eduardo Patricio de Toledo Camargo, Athletes’ Village Production Manager at Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias. Members shared the main challenges they face and lessons learned with some 150 students. According to Salim Khouri, there was also discussion of the challenges that the Organization can offer the youth. “Our focus was to motivate the students to go after their dreams, showing that life is a constant phase of learning and choices,” he said.

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Transforming Priorities into Results Working in partnership with consultant Ricardo Guterrez, the Odebrecht E&C Shared Service Center (SSC) developed the 2013 Action Plan (AP) Seminar, involving a range of different activities focused on the reflection, study and discussion of strategic aspects for the SSC structure and for the Organization.

helping to generate results and ensure the sustainability of the businesses. It was also possible to support and encourage among the leaders attitudes and practices geared toward the development of their team members, based on Pedagogy of Presence and aligned with the experience of the AP as

All of the Members helped elaborate the AP for the SSC as well as their respective APs during the months of January and February of this year. After the consolidation was completed, the AP Seminar began, lasting two days and involving the participation of 40 people. Scenarios and approaches were discussed as future proposals for serving users in a responsible and active way,

an instrument for planning, delegation, monitoring, evaluation and judgment. “Through the seminar, we hope to strengthen the relationship between the Leader and Team Member, supplying tools for a more complete analysis of the scenario and actions of the SSC so that the business can reach an increasingly satisfactory result,” said Lenilton Jordão, responsible for People and Organization.

Leaders from the Odebrecht E&C SSC gather after the training in front of the Panamerica Park Condominium in São Paulo

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Foz against Dengue Dengue fever is a disease with a major impact on Brazilian public health and controlling it involves the efforts of different sectors of society, governments, communities and companies. With aims of disseminating information about preventing and fighting dengue, Foz is promoting actions in the regions in which it operates, raising the awareness of Members, communities and clients. In order to support the Brazilian Ministry of Health’s campaign, the operations in the country’s South, Southeast, North and Northeast mobilized efforts for several different initiatives. At the Mauá unit (São Paulo), the supplier is applying chlorine at the interceptor installation work site in the entry and exit wells. In Cachoeiro do Itapemirim (Espírito Santo), a photo contest is being promoted for those images that demonstrate actions

against dengue. Everyone Against Dengue is designed to develop among participants the practice of separating and storing domestic waste and protecting environments where the mosquito can breed. In Rio de Janeiro, Foz Águas 5 conducted an inspection visit at the Sewage Treatment Plant to identify possible mosquito breeding sites. In Tocantins, SANEATINS is participating in meetings of the Dengue Committee and Contingency Plan promoted by the Departments of Health, and is also planning some preventive and corrective actions as part of the campaign. In Jaguaribe, Salvador, a partnership was established with the neighborhood’s Health District and there was the elaboration of a traditional Cordel story about dengue, which was then distributed for the participants of the ProYouth course and to local municipal, state and private schools.

The initiatives include training and lectures for Members, training for assistants and readers who have direct contact with the community and the distribution of the educational materials at the health centers

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The expansion in its services led the Expressways team to choose a new name for the space: Humanized Outpatient Care in Occupational Health

The Expressways Project adjusted its outpatient installations to contribute toward the good occupational health of the Odebrecht in Angola Members. The physical remodeling and acquisition of new equipment allow for improved assistance for professionals and partners. It will also make it easier for users to schedule procedures and reduce the time for completing exams and the related costs. “Before, we had a hard time completing a hearing test, for example, due to a shortage in the offer of the service,” explained Bruno Bitencourt, the Administrative and Financial Manager for Expressways. “Because the project is located in a central zone of

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Luana, near other Odebrecht contracts, we are able to offer high quality services at a lower cost than the rest of the market,” said Bitencourt. Eujason Murça, General Supervisor of the PRP Project, talks about the positive points of the new outpatient clinic and the location near to the project in which he works. “The assistance is very good and differentiated,” he said. Nursing Technician from the Cambambe Project, Valdemiro Luz, added: “The waiting time for completing the exams and delivering the results is faster. The Expressways project deserves congratulations for the partnership and for the work,” said Luz.


Pact for Workplace Safety In April, the Construtor Santo Antônio Consortium (CCSA) signed the Always Safe Program Safety Pact at the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) construction site. The pact consists, among other actions, of 10 commitments focused on Workplace Safety with a focus on preventing accidents, constructed based on Members’

CCSA Contract Director, Délio Galvão, emphasized that Workplace Safety is an absolute top priority in the development. “This program is grandiose, vivacious and dynamic,” said Galvão. “It is an important step for us to achieve excellence in Workplace Safety results,” he said. The following Contract Directors were present on the occasion: Leonardo

contributions. Established by the Always Safe Program, the pact consists of the daily practice of preventive attitudes. “It has been gratifying to work at a company that is concerned with the safety of its Members,” said General Supervisor Samuel Dias da Silva. During the celebration event, held at the auditorium located along the left bank of the Madeira River, the

Borgatti and Miguel Figueiredo, in addition to the managers, administrators and those responsible for the programs, Young Partners and General Supervisors from the Santo Antônio Civil Consortium (CSAC) and Odebrecht Montagem. Besides signing the pact, Members listened to a lecture on the topic, administered by the Workplace Safety Engineer from Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brasil, Adalto Milanez.

The pact was signed by all those present, who received the written commitment in a brochure that also included rules for safety and safe behavior at the construction site

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Award

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Starting from the left: Ronny Loor, Vinicio Fonseca, Arthur Piotto (Member of the CCR in the Via Quatro Consortium) and Sami Farah Júnior. The award ceremony took place on April 18 at the World Bank head office in Washington D.C.

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n April, three contracts involving Odebrecht’s participation – Via Quatro Consortium (São Paulo), North IIRSA Concessionaire (Peru) and Maravilha Port Urban Operation (Rio de Janeiro) – were awarded by the International

Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank, as well as by Infrastructure Journal (traditional specialized English publication), as one of the top four Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Latin America and the Caribbean, considering financial


Distinction Structuring Financing at Odebrecht Infrastructure - Latin America, Sami Farah Júnior, Financial Director of the Via Quatro Consortium, Ronny Loor, Investment Director at Odebrecht Latinvest, and Rafael

and technological innovations, a vision of development and the capacity for replication in new projects. The award Emerging Partnerships - Top 40 PPPs in Emerging Markets was received by Vinicio Fonseca, responsible for support for

Daltro, Contract and Institutional Relations Director at the Porto Novo Concessionaire, the company responsible for the Maravilha Port Urban Operation. Vinicio Fonseca explained that the three developments displayed a strong component of innovation, development vision and positive social-economic impact in the local communities. About Porto Novo, Rafael Daltro explained that the project meets the award requirements since it brings development to a degraded area – the Rio de Janeiro port region – and has proven that it can be applied at other sites. “This project is designed to improve the lives of more than 28,000 people who live in this region, which has been abandoned for more than 100 years,” said Daltro. Among the different points shared by the projects, fundraising through securities was a main component for both Maravilha Port

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Rafael Daltro and Vinicio Fonseca: “Each distinction is proof that the project has reached its objectives and is attracting new investors from Brazil and the rest of the world,” said Daltro.

and IIRSA. Ronny Loor explained that one of the primary benefits of this model is that resources can be obtained without the need to wait for the Client’s payment calendar. “Furthermore, the intervention of the state allows us to obtain better financing rates, minimizing investors’ risks,” he said.

BENEFITS IN BRAZIL AND THE REST OF THE WORLD Financially speaking, Latin American governments have innovated by using payment certificates for construction, operation and maintenance, which attracts investors even more. In Brazil, the Porto Novo Concessionaire is compensated through the sale of the

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Additional Construction Potential Certifications (CEPACs), issued by the Rio de Janeiro City Government. For Rafael Daltro, the use of the securities to finance the operation was crucial for making the project feasible. “The financial engineering was set up well and is now being copied by other municipalities, such as São Paulo, Campinas, Salvador and Niterói,” explained Daltro. “The combination of the investment in urban infrastructure with real estate development and more efficient and innovative urban services in the region generates a virtuous cycle that benefits the entire population,” he explained. In Peru, in order to make the IIRSA feasible, the solution found


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Maravilha Port Urban Operation (Rio de Janeiro)

was the unprecedented issuing of the Annual Construction Project Payment Recognition Certificate (CRPAO). Odebrecht’s work was crucial for the financial structuring that made the developments possible, since it adds credibility to the PPP through its 69 years of experience in the field of engineering and construction and with the financial structuring of projects. “This title adds the Organization’s credibility with its Clients together with the development of new PPPs,” said Vinicio Fonseca. She added that “partnership” is the most important item of a PPP. For Ronny Loor, this award is a unique distinction, coming from the financial sector of the World Bank, IFC. “The award emphasizes our Organization’s innovation and good practices,” said Loor.

AWARDS FOR PPPS The IFC analyzed 250 contracts from the PPP model in the emerging markets of Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe from 2007 to 2012. In the end, 40 projects were selected in Benin, Bhutan, Brazil, Egypt, India, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Ruanda and Zambia to improve people’s quality

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of life through the supply of new infrastructure services. The scarcity of public resources and need for infrastructure make the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) an alternative for ensuring the feasibility of infrastructure projects in the different countries. In Latin America, for example, 2% of the GDP is applied to infrastructure, when the minimum according to World Bank studies is considered to be 5%. As a way to change this situation, over recent decades these countries began to use the PPP model, which allows for a partnership between companies and governments in order to make the construction work possible.


“This model presents the benefit of specialized knowledge and innovation from the private sector to improve the quality and efficiency of infrastructure and public services,� said Laurence Carter, Advisory Service Director at IFC. According to Carter, infrastructure is crucial for the growth of developing countries, and the PPs are opening up the path to achieve this development.

North IIRSA Concessionaire (Peru)

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On April 24, the North American magazine ENR (Engineering NewsRecord) – a weekly publication about the construction market worldwide – announced the winners of “ENR’s Best Projects,” which recognizes the top projects from the sector during the year. In

The judges also chose one or two Projects of the Yea, among the winners from the different categories. Odebrecht received the Best Project award in the category of Airports/Ports for the Miami International Airport (MIA) North

2013, the award was held for the first time globally. The Odebrecht Organization was recognized in the categories of Airports/Ports, Environment, Rails and Bridges/ Tunnels for its projects in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Professionals from the industry with international experience analyzed 66 projects in the categories of Airports/ Ports; Bridges/Tunnels; Culture; Education/Research; Environment; Government Buildings; ‘Green’ Projects; Health; Office; Energy/ Industry; Rails; Residential/ Hotel; Retail/Miscellaneous Developments; Roads/Highways; and Sports/Entertainment. The selected projects are examples of the challenges, risks and benefits found in construction projects in different countries and the winners demonstrate this diversity.

Terminal Development Program. The Organization also received Awards of Merit in three categories for projects in the United States and Dominican Republic: LPV 3.2B North of I-10 West Return Floodwall – projects designed to contain floods – in New Orleans in the Environment category; MIA AirportLink Metrorail & MIA Mover, in Miami in the Rails category; and the Del Coral Expressway – Chavon River Bridge, in La Romana, Dominican Republic in the Bridges/ Tunnels category. The award ceremony for the ENR’s Best Projects will be held on June 6 and 7 in New York during the ENR 2013 Global Construction Summit, an event which gathers professionals from the global construction market to explore opportunities for growth and analyze solutions for international challenges.


Believe: International Award The Continued Professional Qualification Program – Believe, an Odebrecht Energia initiative designed to train and include new professionals in the job market, earned one of its creators, Antonio Cardilli, the international award “ENR Award of Excellence,” granted to personalities who stood out as members of innovative projects in the construction sector. Created in 2008, Believe guaranteed that 80% of the 20,000 workers involved at the peak of work for the Santo Antônio

Hydroelectric Power Plant in Porto Velho, Rondônia, were residents of the region, contributing toward local socialeconomic development and reducing possible impacts caused by migratory movements. Replicated at other Organization developments in over 10 states in Brazil and 11 countries, the program has already trained more than 74, 000 people, 43 , 500 of which were contracted to work on the Odebrecht projects.

Click and watch the vídeo of Saberes Project, with Antonio Cardilli.

Antonio Cardilli has been a member of the Odebrecht Organization since 1979

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ith aims of aligning strategies in order to increase engagement at a municipal level and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Bahia, the State held the 1 st Participative Governance Forum and 5th Program Workshop: the Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP) and the Millennium Goals, both under the

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coordination of the Bahia State Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP-BA). The target publics of the discussions held on April 18 and 19 were prosecutors and representatives from local institutions and the government. The event also included lectures by specialists on the topic. Ieva Lazareviciute, Program Analyst for the United Nations Development


eve in Bahia Program (UNDP) Strategic Planning and Capacity Development Unit in Brazil, pointed out that “the MDG are tools that help develop and formalize the agenda of fundamental demands, as well as their implementation and monitoring.” Wagner Caetano, Brazilian National Secretary of Political-Social Relations for

the Presidency of the Republic, promoted a reflection on the priorities of the cities and residents. “We have to engage the municipalities in debates of this nature so that people have the conditions to maintain dialogue with members of government, strengthening their sense of citizenship,” said Caetano.

Public Prosecutors and representatives from local institutions and the government took part in the event, held in the Papuã Center auditorium in the municipality of Ibirapitanga

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Ieva Lazareviciute stated that the Millennium Development Goals are important tools for promoting the growth of communities

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The programming also featured a lecture by the Executive Chair of the Odebrecht Foundation, Mauricio Medeiros, who talked about the experiences of the Bahia Southern Lowlands Environmental Protection Area Mosaic Program for Development and Growth Integrated with Sustainability (PDCIS) – an initiative focused on and oriented toward meeting the eight goals in the region. “We encourage the organization of the family units into cooperatives, train the new generation to find work and income, add value to the farmers’ crops and seek partnerships to help sell the products,” said Medeiros. “This is the logic of the PDCIS,” he said. Clodoaldo da Anunciação, Public Prosecutor and creator of the program The Public Prosecutor’s Office (MP)

and Millennium Development Goals, described the challenges of the MP: “As a priority, we want to offer what is basic and considered the population’s right,” said Medeiros. Romualdo Santos, from the Office of the Controller General (CGU), Saulo Mattos, Public Prosecutor, and the government workers from the Bahia Public Prosecutor’s Office, Nanci Sakaki and Rita Andrade, completed the forum panels. In order to close the event, a letter of intent was elaborated, designed to propose an agenda that would make it possible to meet the MDGs in the State of Bahia, primarily in the Southern Lowlands. Prioritizing actions focused on quality public education and health and maintaining close, qualified communication between institutions


are some of the topics highlighted in the document. Present at the event were representatives from the General Department of the Presidency of the Republic, UNDP, CGU, Odebrecht Foundation, Association of Bahia Southern Lowlands Municipalities (AMUBS), Intermunicipal Consortium of the Pratigi Environmental Protection Area (CIAPRA), National Commercial Learning Service (Bahia branch), Santa Cruz State University, National Movement for Citizenship and Solidarity and the bank Banco Nacional do Nordeste.

COOPERATION AGREEMENT The Odebrecht Foundation and MP-BA signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement and defined an agenda of events to be promoted during the year 2013. The 1st Participative Governance Forum was a joint action by the institutions. The proposal is to strengthen the relationship between the Public Prosecutor’s Office and Odebrecht Foundation with the society of the Bahia Southern Lowlands by discovering the problems in the areas of cooperation and answering the population’s questions about their basic given rights.

Wagner Caetano emphasized the municipal reach of the debate about the Millennium Development Goals

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Braskem is incorporating the Safe Printing Project, an intelligent paper printing system, at its Brazilian plants and offices. With the initiative, the company was able to save 4 million sheets of paper and reduce R $ 1 .2 million in costs in 2012 . Before the project, Braskem had approximately 1 ,000 printers distributed throughout its

points at each site to reduce the number of machines to 685 . The pages sent for printing are stored on a server, which keeps all of the requests recorded for 24 hours. Accordingly, after the identification of the user through the badge barcode or using a login and password entered into the machine, the Member has access to his or her

units in the country. In order to install the new system, there was a mapping of the strategic

list of requested printouts and can decide what he or she really wants to print.

With the new printing system installed in Brazil, Braskem is reducing the inappropriate use of paper and related environmental impacts


‘Green’ Formula Th e B ra s ke m ‘ G re e n’ P l a s t i c w i l l s e rve a s t h e raw m a te r i a l fo r t h e Fo r m u l a ty p e ve h i c l e p a n e l co n s t ru c te d by t h e U n i ve rs i ty o f Q u e b e c Tro i s - R i v i e re s fo r t h e i n te r n a t i o n a l co m p e t i t i o n o f t h e S o c i e ty o f Au to m o t i ve Engi n e e rs , to b e h e l d i n M ay i n t h e U n i te d Sta te s . In the competition, students from more than

120 different universities have the challenge of building the fastest car with the least possible cost involved. The idea to use renewable materials came from a Brazilian, who was part of the Ecological Material Research Institute at the Canadian educational institution. Alencar Bravo is a Mechanical Engineer and currently completing his degree in Eco-Materials.

Prototype of the Formula type vehicle produced by students from the University of Quebec - TroisRivieres: the panel will be made from ‘green’ plastic

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