no. 309 • june 2013
Special for World Environment Day: Everyone’s Concern
Equipment Community: Adding and Sharing Knowledge
The Largest Sewage Treatment Plant in Brazil’s Northern Region
Equipment Community: Adding and Sharing Knowledge
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contents no. 309 • june 2013
THE LARGEST SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT IN BRAZIL’S NORTHERN REGION
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The Largest Sewage Treatment Plant in Brazil’s Northern Region
Foz|Saneatins is responsible for the water and sewage service in Tocantins State, serving 80% of the population and investing in 47 municipalities
n June 5 – World Environment Day – in partnership with the Tocantins State Government and Palmas City Government, Foz|Saneatins inaugurated ETE Norte, the largest sewage treatment plant in Brazil’s Northeastern region. The event was held with the presence of approximately 400 guests, including political and religious authorities, community leaders, the press and students.
The new equipment has state-ofthe-art technology and the capacity to serve up to 215,000 inhabitants, treating 770,000 liters of sewage per second. “This is an important step for guaranteeing that the majority of the Palmas population is assisted over the next four years, improving quality of life, health and respect for the environment in the capital,” explained Mário Amaro, President and CEO of Foz|Saneatins. For Mayor Carlos Amastha, ETE Norte
stands out for its treatment efficiency. “With these new technologies, we produced an extremely high quality effluent that does not impact the water quality of Palmas Lake,” explained Amastha. Also present at the inauguration ceremony was the Secretary of Institutional Relations, Eduardo Siqueira, who reinforced the importance of the company’s actions and the partnership model between the government and private initiative.
With an investment of R$ 25 million, ETE Norte was built two and a half years ago and is equipped with the latest treatment technologies: all of its operation is automated and controlled in remote rooms. This improves Members’ safety, together with the process quality through real time monitoring. The model is also considered one of the today’s most complete and efficient, with primary, secondary and
“Foz|Saneatins is one of the daughter companies of this state, and a source of pride for us,” said Siqueira. “More than 10 years ago, the government made a smart move when it decided to make its initial public offer, and recently repeated this success by allowing Foz to enter as the private controlling partner for the company,” he said.
tertiary treatment during the impurity removal process. The third phase eliminates the nitrogen and phosphorus, released during secondary treatment, and which in large quantities can harm the balance of ecosystems. At the end of this cycle, the result is an effluent with a high level of purity.
Mário Amaro; Eduardo Siqueira Campos; João Oliveira, Vice Governor of Palmas; and Alan Barbiero, State Environmental Secretary, symbolically push the button to begin operations at ETE Norte
Special World Environment Day
he Stockholm Conference, held in 1972, marked the first discussion about the relationship between Man and the Environment. Promoted by the United Nations Organization (UNO), the debate gave origin to World Environment Day. The date is celebrated all over the world, and this year, the United Nations has alerted about the risk of global food waste. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, pointed out through a message the importance of seeking out solutions for the enormous loss of food. For him, the waste is “an offense for those who are hungry and represents an enormous cost for the environment in terms of energy, land and water.”
‘WATER PLANET’ The United Nations elected 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation, as a way of allowing for reflection on the importance of this natural resource. In the Bahia Southern Lowlands, farmer Valdete
do Nascimento also shares this concern. “I began reforestation on my property, primarily around two water sources I have here,” said Nascimento, a resident of the Mata do Sossego Settlement, located in the municipality of Igrapiúna. “The sources may dry up, and in order to prevent this from happening, I decided to help them.” “Dona Dete,” as she is known, is one of the participants of the Payment for Environmental Services Program (PSA). PSA is coordinated by the Land Conservation Organization (OCT), an institution that is 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. The initiative makes it possible to plant native Atlantic Forest species in the Permanent Preservation Areas and maintain these for the 24-month period, without any cost for the landowners. On the lands of Antônio Brito
Jeovan Nascimento plants the native species around the water source on his property: â€œMy children and grandchildren need to know what a forest is,â€? he said
By performing the reforestation, Antônio Brito is considered a model farmer in his region
(also known as “Neto”), resident of the community of Fartura, located in the municipality of Piraí do Norte, the attention paid to natural resources is no different. When he noticed the low level of the river, he sought out the support of OCT. “I always wanted to reforest, but I didn’t have the knowledge or financial resources,” said Brito. “There were many obstacles, since people said that I was crazy to get an area filled with nicelooking grass and reforest it.” “Neto” is considered a model farmer in the region for generating the demand for forest recovery on his property. At age 36, “Neto” is participating in the project “SAF: An AgroConservation Strategy in the Juliana River Basin - Pratigi Environmental Protection Area (EPA),” led by OCT. Financed by the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (FUNBIO), the initiative seeks to reestablish the environmental services of an area considered to have high
environmental productivity, but which had been degraded due to local economic needs. The project includes the installation of demonstrative Agroforest Systems (SAF) – a cultivation method that gathers different crops, such as cacao, rubber and fruit bearing trees. “The SAF is inserted without cost, allowing for a way to guarantee the income of the family unit,” explained Volney Fernandes, Leader of the Strategic Environmental Services Cooperative at OCT. “It serves as a counterpart for the rural producer who directs part of his or her land toward conserving the native forest,” he said. For Dona Dete, who also joined the project, this is yet another opportunity to collaborate toward the environment. “We receive orientation on how to develop the crops while protecting the soil,” she said.
WANT TO PARTICIPATE? Calculating how much carbon gas is released into the atmosphere and reducing this emission through compensations are the proposals of the Pratigi Neutral Carbon Program. Coordinated by OCT, the initiative allows any person or company to measure how their actions impact the environment and seek to compensate such impacts.
Simply access the OCT website – www.oct.org.br – and enter the number of airline trips you take per year, the type of fuel you use in your vehicle and whether or not you separate recyclable waste, among other information. The result is displayed in numbers of trees and the values in reais of how much it would cost to plant these. This is how it is possible to finance the service so that OCT can offer it. The funds are directed at reforesting the water sources located in the Pratigi Environmental Protection Area (EPA), located in the Bahia Southern Lowlands. The seedlings are planted on the properties of the family farmers from the region, where each producer earns R$ 1 per unit. In this way, the worker can earn more than R$ 1,500 per year as payment for the environmental service provided, since it is possible to grow up to 1,666 trees per hectare. One of these water sources is located on the property of farmer Jeovan Nascimento, resident of the community of Juliana in Piraí do Norte. He is being compensated for allowing for the generation of an environmental service, such as the planting of native species
near the source. “My children and grandchildren need to know what a forest is,” he said. “My father found the region devastated and opened up a pasture, but cattle doesn’t bring a profit here because it rains so much. When the OCT opportunity emerged, he freed up areas for us to work. In all, 155 hectares were restored with native species of Atlantic Forest and SAFs and 97 water sources in the project areas were conserved and recovered.
Valdete do Nascimento began the reforestation on his property to protect the water sources: “They cannot dry out.”
Celebrations in Brazil and Worldwide World Environment Day – celebrated June 5 – was remembered and celebrated at the different Odebrecht Organization businesses and contracts distributed throughout different sites in Brazil and around the world. In this special article, Odebrecht News presents some of the actions promoted since the start of June. Learn more!
INFRASTRUCTURE - BRAZIL With the assistance of the Environment team, the students planted tree seedlings at the school garden. In one year, there will be blackberries, acerola, jabuticaba and coffee
PAC IMBOAÇU At the young age of 7, Marlon Roberto de Araújo, a student at Castelo Branco Municipal School, located in São Gonçalo, Rio de Janeiro, knows what needs to be done to help reduce environmental degradation: “You cannot throw trash in
the river or cut down trees,” he said. He was one of the 110 students, ages 5 to 12, who attended the lecture about World Environment Day, promoted by the PAC Imboaçu team. There was the presentation of educational videos showing actions considered harmful to the environment, such as the indiscriminate cutting of trees, greenhouse gas emissions, the disposal of untreated sewage and garbage into the bed of rivers and the poor use of natural resources. “Raising the environmental awareness of the surrounding community is crucial for preserving the construction project investments,” emphasized Marcos Saliveros, Contract Director.
BARRA DO FURADO At the Terra e Mar Consortium – responsible for the construction of the Farol/Barra do Furado Logistics and Industrial Complex in Rio de Janeiro –, the date was marked by a cycle of lectures with Members, including videos about environmental impacts and initiatives to minimize them. There was also a presentation of the UN topic of this year, with a focus on food waste, and
METROPOLITAN ARCH At the central construction site of the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Arch Lot 1, 20 children ages 8 to 12, family members of the Members, were welcomed by the Environment and Communication teams for a day full of activities.
a campaign about reducing such waste. After the start of the action, there was an 80% reduction in the amount of food wasted at the construction site. “Our work is to raise each Member’s awareness to respect nature and encourage them to take this knowledge to their families,” said Lucia Helena Barreto. “We were able to raise each sector’s concern with the impact caused,” she said.
The children toured the construction work and listened to a lecture by the Occupational Medicine team about Health and Hygiene and the correct disposal of waste. The group also planted seedlings of native Atlantic Forest species and learned more about the importance of trees for the environment.
In a fun and casual way, the Metropolitan Arch addressed Environmental Education with the children
LIVE HAPPY At the Ururaí construction site, located in the municipality of Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro, the Live Happy project received the Secretary of the Environment, Wilson Cabral, for the campaign Think, Eat and Conserve
The Environmental House exhibit reproduced the environment of a home built with ecologically correct products and traveled throughout the construction sites
LINE 4 - RIO DE JANEIRO SUBWAY The Linha 4 Sul Consortium – responsible for the construction work for the Rio de Janeiro Subway Line 4, between the neighborhoods of Ipanema and Gávea – used the topic Think, Eat and Conserve to encourage actions focused on conserving the planet and minimizing environmental impacts. Theater presentations took place during the Daily Safety Dialogues (DDS), which
- Say ‘No’ to Waste. The initiative is designed to reduce the amount of food wasted by consumers, merchants and Members. The workers also planted native seedlings from the region and planted a garden with recycled tires.
addressed the conscious use of energy and water, the correct disposal of waste and rational consumption. Members watched the documentary Ilha das Flores (“Island of Flowers”) about the consumer society, and received the book Como consumir sem descuidar do Meio Ambiente (“How to Consume without Neglecting the Environment”) and World Environment Day t-shirt.
TRANSOLÍMPICA On four different service fronts, the Construtor Transrio Consortium – which is completing part of the Transolímpica construction work – addressed the practice of the actions covered in the project’s Environmental Management Plan, focused on environmental preservation, involving Members from the Production, Administration and Management areas. The plan was implemented together with the fauna and flora study and monitoring phases, disposal of solid
waste, noise control and survey of liabilities, performed since the first days of the construction work. For Cláudio Borges, Contract Manager, in order to reach the level of sustainable development, the responsibility for environmental balance must be well understood and practiced by everyone: “Companies have sought to increasingly gather practices focused on environmental preservation and social responsibility, forming partner Members through daily communication processes.”
The recovery of native vegetation is one of the activities included under the Construtor Transrio Consortium Environmental Management Plan
INFRASTRUCTURE - LATIN AMERICA RUTA DEL SOL – SECTOR 2
Another group of Generación ECO formed: the children of the Besotes School, located in the municipality of Aguachica
The Ruta del Sol - Sector 2 contract promotes actions for training and environmental education for the community along the 528 kilometers of construction work for the road that connects rural Colombia to the Caribbean Coast, currently being completed by Odebrecht Infrastructure. The initiative is part of the Social-Environmental, Sustainable Development and Environmental Education Program, designed to awaken an ecological
consciousness, primarily among the new generations. Since January of this year, 213 activities were promoted at different schools and sites for more than 800,000 children and youth. Through campaigns such as the 3Rs (Reduce, Recycle and Reuse), with lectures, videos, songs, dances and painting, the groups were called Generación ECO (“Generation ECO”), responsible for multiplying the ecological messages for those with whom they relate.
CHAGLLA HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANT Members from the Chaglla Hydroelectric Power Plant in Peru had the opportunity to learn more about and disseminate the Odebrecht Organizationâ€™s Sustainability Policy through different activities. Together with the Environmental Affairs team, the workers had access to the main environmental actions at the project, such as the Waste Management Center, Orchid Greenhouse, Native Plant Nursery, water treatment plants and Interpretation Center. On June 5, Members from the Washing and Lubrication, Hardware, Fuel Supply and Electromechanical
areas were awarded in recognition of the positive environmental indicators achieved by their service fronts. The event also marked the 1st Drawing and Painting Contest, designed for the students from the Huanipampa and Higrompampa.
The Environmental Affairs team explained the advances of the flora and fauna recovery, reforestation, recycling, composting and effluent monitoring and management programs
LIMA SUBWAY The Environmental area of the Lima Subway projects, in Peru, elaborated and implemented a pilot project that allows for the reuse of organic waste discarded at the construction project refectory. The Composting Project recycles the organic material in two specific sites. The preparation of the compost favors of the biological activity of the soil because simulates the transformation of organic waste in an accelerated fashion. Once it is ready, the material serves as an organic fertilizer.
The composting is designed primarily to encourage Members to care for the environment
INFRASTRUCTURE - AFRICA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND PORTUGAL
André Canoas, Construction Manager, talks to Members during the General Health and Safety Dialogue
MOATIZE EXPANSION The Moatize Expansion Project, located in Mozambique, organized the Global Environment Week from June 3-7, coordinated by the Environment team to raise Members’ awareness about environmental care, preservation and monitoring actions. The initiative covered all of the work fronts, with dialogues, lectures, contests and an artistic exhibit of items produced with recycled materials.
SONAREF At the Sonaref project, in Angola, Members were challenged to plant their own trees. The environmental awareness raising initiative was
“It is crucial that the company grow with a vision of sustainability,” said Moyzés Netto, General Manager of Planning, Management and Workplace Safety at Vale (Odebrecht client at the project). Paulo Brito, Contract Director, asked for everyone’s attention toward environmental conservation, preventing pollution and collaborating toward curbside garbage collection and rational water use.
launched with two objectives: promote the planting of new species and personalize the action. The workers were encouraged to adopt the tree and follow its growth.
CAMBAMBE HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY Reflect and act in favor of the environment were the words of order during the celebration at the Cambambe Hydroelectric Facility in Angola. Members planted 2,000 native tree
seedlings at all service fronts and at Vila de Cambambe, with the participation of 100 students from School No. 139. The actions also included the distribution of educational brochures, Daily Work Training and a performance by the choir Amiguinhos do Chaleno, from the Chaleno Kiambote Social Project.
Members and students planted 2,000 tree seedlings in the region
ALAÚCA HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY In Angola, the Sustainability area of the River Bypass project in Laúca, working in partnership with the Environment Sector, organized a series of activities for Members. Paulo Eduardo, Sustainability
Manager, gave a lecture to 45 workers about environmental conservation and preservation. “The mobilization was positive and several Members participated with questions and suggestions,” said Environmental Manager Vicente Justino José.
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At the end of each action, participants received seedlings produced at the project greenhouse, together with caps and t-shirts
A series of activities were developed by the Zango project in Angola during Environment Week. Members attended special Daily Working Trainings, viewed debate videos about the global conferences ECO92 and Rio+20 and also watched a theater performance that addressed the importance of spaces filled with trees, primarily in urban settings. Furthermore, there was the installation of the first recycled garbage cans, made from recycled project equipment air filters. The local community also took part in the celebration through meetings with the leaders and students that addressed Garbage Management.
Belas Business Park Belas Business Park - 4th Stage organized the Environmental Week, with actions that included lectures on environmental initiatives and activities with students from educational institutions in Luanda, Angola.
The Expressways project in Angola promoted the planting of Imbondeiro tree seedlings, a species typical to the country
Children from the schools located near the project planted seedlings and learned to transform used oil into soap
REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENTS PARQUE DA CIDADE The neighbors from Parque da Cidade have some major incentive to contribute toward the recycling process: the development teams installed a curbside garbage collection station that serves the region located near the project. The station has specific collectors for each type of recyclable material (paper, plastic, metal, glass and used
cooking oil), as well as a “Solidary Point,” in which clothing, toys and books can be donated to the São Paulo State Social Solidarity Fund. Until now, 804 donations have been received. Operating for six months, the station has already received over two tons of material. Everything that is collected goes to the recycling cooperative COOPERCAPS, benefitting 63 cooperative members.
The monitoring of the recyclable materials at the Parque da Cidade curbside garbage collection station takes place weekly
Students participated in the action and distributed seedlings and inserts about the Environment from the newspaper Diário da Amazônia
SANTO ANTÔNIO HPP Santo Antônio Energia supported an action promoted by the newspaper Diário da Amazônia on June 5. There was the donation of 300 hundred fruit tree seedlings – acai and jambo –, which were delivered to the residents
of Porto Velho during an Environmental “Pit Stop.” As the partner company for the event, Santo Antônio Energia earned a space in a special insert about the Environment featured in the newspaper. Click here to read the content.
ENVIRONMENTAL FOZ During the International Year for Water Cooperation, Foz prepared an Environment Week featuring actions. The campaign addressed topics such as Water Pollution, Water and Sewage, Waste, Riparian Forests and Preservation at the company’s operations. According to Mônica Queiroz, responsible for Sustainability, the intention was to promote increased integration between the professionals and the Organization. “We treat water as a central theme and show that its preservation and the reduction of water pollution are possible through the cooperation and involvement of society,” said Queiroz. “During the year, the topic will continue to be addressed in our environment,” she explained.
The schools and teaching districts from the cities in which Foz operates also participated in the actions. In Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, students planted native Atlantic Forest seedlings near the unit’s new Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). At Foz | Saneatins, there was the Run for the Environment in Palmas for approximately 200 people, together with environmental actions in other cities. In the rural São Paulo city of Rio Claro, there was the presentation of the exhibit Clean River-Clear River as part of the city’s Ecological Circuit, designed to present the sanitary sewage system and collection, removal and treatment services. You can also view other actions in the images.
In Porto Ferreira, rural São Paulo, the performance Dr. Mundi and our Water Plant was presented to more 3,800 students
In the city of Blumenau, Santa Catarina, the teachers visited the Fortaleza Sewage Treatment Plant
SaneAqua set up a tent in Mairinque, rural São Paulo, in order to raise the awareness about cleaning the water reservoir tank, garbage in the sewage, leaks, replacing water meters and about the project Get Smart - Oil and Water Don’t Mix
In Rio das Ostras, Rio de Janeiro, students from the municipal public school district planted seedlings in the green belt located around the Jardim Mariléa Sewage Treatment Plant
The Limeira unit prepared two workshops: participants from the GraFoz graffiti project portrayed the topic with illustrations on the city’s wall, and youth transformed used uniforms into handicrafts, bags, car trash bags and aprons
At Foz Águas 5, in Rio de Janeiro, 2,000 people, including Members and the population, participated in actions with assistance for the public and planting actions at the Sewage Treatment Plant in Deodoro
At Cetrel, pet birds that lived in cages were released by children ages 8-13. The Free Wings project raises awareness as to the importance of animals’ natural habitat
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS ROTA DAS BANDEIRAS
Based on the rules of the game, the children travel along the highways administered by Rota das Bandeiras. With messages related to the environment, the game is intended for elementary school students, ages 7 to 10
The Rota das Bandeiras Concessionaire, located in rural São Paulo, innovated in its activities to mark World Environment Day. Because caring for nature is directly associated with forming more conscious citizens, there was the distribution of 10,000 board games that transmit information related to the topic in a playful way for children. “The idea behind the game is to promote education in a pleasurable way for children, maximizing the potential learning,” emphasized Environmental Manager, Mauro Pereira Filho. In Itatiba, Rota das Bandeiras planted 500 native tree seedlings with the participation of 40 students from the Sebastião de Camargo Pires Municipal Elementary School (EMEB). The concessionaire also distributed 100,000 pamphlets about the Jaguars’ Corridor project in partnership with the Chico Mendes Biodiversity Conservation Institute for the preservation of the fauna that exist in the region of Campinas.
ROTA DO ATLÂNTICO Throwing garbage onto the streets pollutes, attracts animals to the road and may cause accidents, in addition to constituting a violation of the Brazilian Traffic Code. In order to inhibit this illegal and dangerous practice, the Rota do Atlântico Concessionaire performed a surprise inspection in its concession area, located in Suape, Pernambuco. The action is part of the Citizenship on the Road Program. Approximately 1,000 drivers received orientations and trash bags for their vehicles. There was also the distribution of ecological post cards with seeds of Ipê, a native
species of the Atlantic Forest. “Our action reflects the concessionaire’s continuous environmental education work, which extends beyond the legal requirements for operating a highway, further contributing toward raising the awareness of conscious citizens when it comes to environmental issues,” said the Social-Environmental Advisor, Joyce Melo. Members also received special attention. The toll collector and controller teams, both recently contracted, participated in group dynamics on environmental issues, such as the importance of recycling.
Approximately 120 students from the Joaquim Nabuco school, located in the community of Engenho Massangana, and the Edmar Moury Fernandes School, located in Massangana 2, participated in the recyclable toy workshop and listened to stories on the topic of the environment
CHEMICALS AND PETROCHEMICALS BRASKEM At the Braskem ABC, Cubatão e Paulínia units in São Paulo, the date was celebrated with a week of activities designed to raise people’s awareness about the different alternatives for disposing of the
During the Braskem basketball game, the Members’ goal was to aim the ball based on the color corresponding to paper, plastic, metal or glass
waste produced daily. Members received brochures about urban waste and recycling, participated in thematic games and listened to a lecture about how plastic contributes to a sustainable economy. The activities also involved children, either sons and daughters or relatives of Members and partners,
with a cultural contest featuring sculptures made from recyclable materials. At UNIB 3, in Mauá, blitz took place to check for the proper disposal and processing of waste and Members attended a lecture about the coprocessing of this material. The professionals also participated in a contest to find the best phrase and competed for prizes. In Alagoas, Members took part in the Integrated Environment Seminar and learned more about everything from the opportunities and challenges for plastic to a reallife case related to Waste Management. The initiative extended to the students from the community during the visit to the Green Belt Environmental Station. The occasion also marked the launch of the photo contest A Vision of the Environment, which already includes 25 different works. To end the week, there was the presentation of the Braskem Environmental Cinema Week at Praia de Pajuçara.
To attract attention and promote actions focused on meeting the challenges related to the access and management of water, Odebrecht Agroindustrial used the topic to hold its Environment Week. Different actions were elaborated to promote the integration and raise the awareness of the Members. The centers organized visits to the water collection sites, water sources in sugarcane planting areas and to the agricultural fronts, seedling planting sites at the units, communities and farms located nearby, and there were lectures on the Forest Code, environmental preservation and waste. All activities developed the importance of water and reinforced protection and good practices, such as the reduction in consumption. In the communities located near the centers, the Social Energy for Local Sustainability Program promoted theater plays, the launch of projects about waste and gardens, the planting of seedlings and presentations of films.
Members of the São Paulo office watched the documentary film Sobre Rios e Córregos (“About Rivers and Streams”) and were able to reflect on the relationship between the city and its waters. The session included the participation of the professionals of other Organization Businesses, such as Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial and Braskem. Odebrecht Agroindustrial also launched a photo contest featuring the theme Water - Source of Life, directed at all Members. The idea is for the professionals to share photos and opinions.
The Members of Odebrecht Agroindustrial from the São Paulo office listened to a performance by the Choir and String Orchestra of the NGO Futurong, whose activities are supported by the Business
DEFENSE AND TECHNOLOGY MECTRON An old bus was completely rebuilt and adapted to house the recreational activities: this was the main action promoted by Mectron – the Odebrecht Defesa e Tecnologia company – in the community of Jardim Uirá, in São José
The works produced at the Mectron offices will be converted to digital format to create a book, which should be launched in August of this year
dos Campos, rural São Paulo. Held at the Maira Augusta Moreira da Costa Municipal Elementary School, the initiative addressed the theme Think, Eat and Conserve. Approximately 410 1st to 5th grade students were benefited by the programming, which also combined educational workshops in six environments with image and action
activities, question and answer games, jigsaw puzzles, text composition, puppet theater, as well as educational videos and a space for debate. “I liked the workshops because I learned to care for the environment,” said Isabella Santos Leal, age 6. “We cannot throw garbage on the floor, make lots of smoke or cut down trees,” she said. The students were able to reflect on waste, as well as learn attitudes that can be adopted both within the home and at school to make better use of the resources offered by nature. The initiative was result of a partnership with Redenção Tourism and Casa Cultura Publisher.
Environmental Actions Awarded Odebrecht Infrastructure won the award of Best Participation in Example in Environmental Management at the 3rd edition of the International Environment and Environmental Equipment, Services and Technologies Fair, held from May 31 to June 2 in Luanda, Angola. The Catoca Mining Society was nominated in the category of Top Participation in Environmental Technologies. At the company’s stand, there was the presentation of the socialenvironmental actions developed in the country. At the cycle of conferences dedicated to the topic of Sustainability, Gustavo Belitardo,
Contract Director at the Cambambe Hydroelectric Facility, presented the project’s Construction Waste Management model, and Carla Pires, responsible for Sustainability at Odebrecht Agroindustrial, talked about how Biocom contributes toward Sustainability Development in Angola. “These practices help preserve nature and ecosystems and promote technological innovation, competitiveness and the qualification and training of people, generating new work opportunities,” said Fátima Jardim, Angola’s Minister of the Environment.
Fátima Jardim and Felipe Cruz, responsible for Sustainability at Odebrecht Infrastructure - Africa, United Arab Emirates and Portugal, at the company’s stand
Sustainable Festival On June 8, Braskem brought together fashion and the environment in the EcoFashion Community, a fashion show featuring clothing made from recyclable materials, such as coffee filters, milk containers and umbrellas. The event is held annually in Mauá, São Paulo, and is currently
grown in terms of the number of activities and participants. “Our goal is to promote a reflection by each citizen about how every consumer-related choice or act has repercussions on the world in which we live,” said André Leal, Social Responsibility Leader at Braskem. “All of us, regardless of
in its fourth edition. The EcoFashion Community was part of the Sustainable Festival, which gathers together people of different ages to increase access to information about sustainability through actions with the population. The initiative, supported by Braskem, had its first edition in 2011, when it gathered more than 500,000 people at 482 attractions, and since then, it has
the role, whether professional or personal, make daily decisions that can create a more sustainable society,” he said. The recycling of cards was also promoted during the activities. Nicknamed “Card Eaters,” the machines collect and shred cards made of PVC. As a result, “Mosaics of Card” and recycled PVC sheets are used to create products such as folder covers, clocks or cup holders.
The “Card Eater” is a first-of-itskind initiative worldwide, designed to offer a correct and safe disposal option for PVC cards
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Countdown to the World Cup
A decorated balloon in the shape of a soccer ball was hoisted and anchored facing the subway’s Corinthians-Itaquera Station
On June 12, the Corinthians Arena – the stadium that will host the opening ceremony and games of the World Cup in Brazil – received the event that celebrated the start of the countdown to the FIFA World Cup. The first game will take place on June 12, 2014. Present at the celebration were the acting São Paulo Mayor, Nádia Campeão, and the Board Member from Corinthians, Andrés Sanchez, who participated in the Daily Safety Dialogue. During the meeting, there was celebration of the fact that there were no serious accidents at the construction site and the importance of prioritizing safety was reinforced.
The Confederations Cup began on June 15 and four games have been held: the opening ceremony, which took place in Brasília, ended with Brazil3 and 0 Japan; Mexico 1 and 2 Italy debuted at Maracanã Arena; Pernambuco Arena hosted Spain 2 and 1 Uruguay; and Tahiti 1 and 6 Nigeria played in Belo Horizonte. The upcoming games under the first phase (Brasilia time): 6/19 at 4:00 p.m.: Brazil vs. Mexico, in Fortaleza 6/19 at 7:00 p.m.: Italy vs. Japan, in Recife 6/20 at 4:00 p.m.: Spain vs. Tahiti, in Rio de Janeiro 6/20 at 7:00 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Uruguay, em Salvador 6/22 at 4:00 p.m.: Italy vs. Brazil, in Salvador 6/22 at 4:00 p.m.: Japan vs. Mexico, in Belo Horizonte 6/23 at 4:00 p.m.: Nigeria vs. Spain, in Fortaleza 6/23 at 4:00 p.m.: Uruguay vs. Tahiti, in Recife
Corinthians Arena: Two Years of Construction Work On May 30, the date of the second year of construction work for the Corinthians Arena, the 1,400 Odebrecht Infrastructure Members who work on the project were honored with a party held at the stadium’s South grandstand. The event included speeches by leaders, a commemorative banner, cake and the traditional commemorative song. The construction of the new stadium for the soccer club Sport Clube Corinthians Paulista – as well as the stage for the 2014 World Cup opening ceremony – began in May 2011. The project is currently 79% complete and the planting of the grass field will begin this month. One of the current highlights is the installation of the metal roof tiles on the East building. In the game field area, the gravel and sand placement work in the grass drainage and cooling systems is 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 large glass walls for the West and East facades – the last will have a large LED screen – and also assembling the air conditioning, electrical, electronic, water and sewage system installations.
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Illustration: on the roof, the flaps will have their own movement on the museum ceiling. Installed side by side, the parts will open and close, oriented by the position of the sun
The Museum of Tomorrow Roof Takes Shapes A “jigsaw puzzle” with at least 5,300 pieces has begun to take shape during the month of June at the Museum of Tomorrow, part of the Maravilha Port construction work in Rio de Janeiro. Heading the construction work is the Porto Novo Concessionaire, which has Odebrecht Infrastructure as one of the participating companies. The pieces that will form the museum roof are already being unloaded at the construction site at Mauá Pier. The 13 tons of material used to build the main gantry and the pieces for the factory structure came from Portugal, transported in nine trailers. The gantry, which is 50 meters wide and 31 meters high, will circulate throughout the entire museum
construction site and will be used to help construct the metal roof. When it is ready, the roof will move based on the sun’s position. “We are building a work of art,” said Ricardo Bueno, Contract director. “The roof is more than a metal structure, it is a ‘metal sculpture,’ he said. Our challenge is to give this unique project its shape,” he said. Extending 320 long and 50 metros wide, the Museum of Tomorrow is a project by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. At its edges, the roof advances beyond the walls of the museum, creating free spans of up to 75 meters. It is estimated that the construction work will be completed during the second half of 2014.
Bypassing the Teles Pires River
The work in the tunnels began in September 2012
Located between the states of Mato Grosso and Pará, the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) completed one of the most important phases of its construction: bypassing the Teles Pires River. Right on schedule, the process was completed on June 6, through three tunnels along the left bank, extending 318 meters long, 15 meters wide and 16 meters high each. For the bypass, the exit cofferdam (water exit point) was removed so that the water from the river located
hold the action of the waters – extended approximately 100 meters and were removed using power shovels and trucks. “The bypass of the river represents another important milestone in the construction of the Teles Pires,” said Matheus Gontijo, Production Manager. “With this stage concluded, we will create the conditions for working on the river bed to be able to build the main dam,” he said. The Teles Pires HPP, currently being
downstream would be channeled into the tunnels. With the water level established, the entrance cofferdam (water entry point) was removed. The land cofferdams – built to temporarily
built by Odebrecht Infrastructure with Odebrecht Energia investments, will have an installed capacity of 1,820 megawatts, distributed into five generation units of 364 MW each.
Santo Antônio HPP: Yet Another Unit in Operation In June, the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant – being built by a construction consortium headed by Odebrecht Infrastructure and with investments in the concession with participation by Odebrecht Energia – received authorization from Brazil’s National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) to start the operations of its 13 th turbine. The authorization was published in Brazil’s Official Federal Gazette on June 5. During the same period, ANEEL
authorized the start of test operation for the 15 th unit, with the capacity to generate 73.29 MW. It is estimated that in December, the plant will have 24 turbines operating. The Santo Antônio HPP began operating in March 2012, nine months ahead of schedule. At the end of 2015, when it is operating fully, the plant will have the capacity to generate 3,150 MW, equivalent to the consumption of more than 40 million people.
The 13th unit will generate an additional 73.29 MW of energy from a clean and renewable source
Presenting the IT “Super Store” In May of this year, Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial launched the “IT Super Store” – the tool for selling Information Technology (IT) assets that allows users to offer and acquire equipment. The portal is designed for the projects and offices in the mobilization and demobilization phase and the IT areas of all the Organization’s Businesses. It is also possible to register products for purchase and sale.
The tool aims to offer visibility for the assets available in the contracts, which are sold or transformed into technological scrap in order to be reused within the Organization, reducing the costs related to acquiring IT items. Access the “IT Mega Store” at the Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial portal.
Getting to Know the Organization Better A group of 27 executives participating in the Executive Development Program organized by the Swiss business school IMD visited two Odebrecht Infrastructure projects in Rio de Janeiro: Maravilha Port and the Maracanã remodeling work. The visit, which took place on May 28, was accompanied by Benedicto Junior, Entrepreneurial Leader of Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil; André Amaro, Entrepreneurial Leader of Odebrecht Properties; João Borba, President of the Maracanã S.A. Consortium (formed by Odebrecht Properties, IMX and AEG); Ricardo Bueno, Contract Director for Maravilha Port; and Adriano Jucá, Legal Director at Odebrecht Infrastructure and former student of IMD. Professor of Finances, Salvatore Cantale, justified why Brazil and the Organization were chosen: “The students chose Brazil as the destination due to the opportunity to visit a country that has grown a great deal over recent years,” said Cantale. Odebrecht is one of the largest companies in the country and is also a major global player.” After the introduction by Adriano Jucá, Benedicto Junior presented
an overview of the Organization and pointed out that Odebrecht’s presence in Rio is not due only to the positive scenario experienced by the city. “In 1993, many companies left Rio de Janeiro, but Odebrecht decided to stay and believed in the city’s candidacy for the Olympics,” he said. Guided by Ricardo Bueno, the executives of 20 different nationalities visited “My Maravilha Port,” an interactive space located near the Maravilha Port construction project, as well as the Valongo Docks, a historical site revitalized during the construction work. At the construction site for the Mauá Square tunnel, the group descended more than 35 meters to see the work underway. Accompanied by André Amaro, the visitors continued on to Maracanã – passing through the special entrance, Skyboxes, locker rooms and grass field. Tahira Longden, Branding Director at Nestlé, said she was impressed with the company’s diversification: “I couldn’t imagine how a company that began working in Engineering and Construction could be so big and operate in several different businesses.”
Odebrecht at Construction Expo 2013 O d e b re c ht I nfra stru c tu re to o k pa rt i n th e 2 n d I nte rnati o na l Bu i l d i ng & I nfra stru c tu re Pro j e c t Fa i r wi th fo u r of i ts d eve l o p m e nts : Co ri nth ia n s A re na, Ri o d e Ja n e i ro Su bway Li n e 4 , Ma ravi l ha Po rt a n d th e Sh i pya rd a n d Nava l Ba se ( PROSUB- EB N ) . H e l d fro m Ju n e 5 - 8 i n Sã o Pa u l o, th e Co n stru c ti o n Exp o i s o n e of th e la rge st fa i rs fo c u se d o n c ivi l co n stru c ti o n i n Lati n A m e ri ca a n d gath e re d m o re tha n 300 nati o na l a n d i nte rnati o na l exh i b i to rs, i n c l u d i ng p rovi d e rs of se rvi ce s, mate ria l a n d e q u i p m e nt, co m pa n i e s a n d se c to r- l eve l e nti ti e s. Th e p ro j e c ts we re p re s e n te d i n i n d i v i d u a l s ta n d s i n t h e G re a t Co n s t ru c t i o n s Ro o m a n d a t t ra c te d h u n d re d s o f v i s i to rs . B e s i d e s t h i s , O d e b re c h t a l s o p a rt i c i p a te d i n t h re e l e c tu re s t h a t reve a l e d t h e co n s t ru c t i o n d e ta i l s o f t h e R i o d e J a n e i ro S u bway Li n e 4 – Tu n n e l Co n s t ru c t i o n M e t h o d s : T B M a n d N AT M –, fo r Po rto M a rav i l h a – R i o d e J a n e i ro Po rt Re gi o n U r b a n Rev i ta l i z a t i o n P ro j e c t –, a n d t h e S u b m a r i n e D eve l o p m e n t P ro gra m ( P R OS U B ) , w h i c h i n c l u d e s t h e co n s t ru c t i o n o f t h e S h i pya rd a n d N ava l B a s e fo r t h e B ra z i l i a n N avy.
The Corinthians Arena presented different images illustrating the stages of the construction work, which completed two ye
A large model of Rio de Janeiro was displayed at the city’s Subway Line 4 stand
At the stand entrance, PROSUB reproduced the sail of one of the submarines that will be built through the program
Photos of the revitalization work in the Rio de Janeiro port region were the highlight at the Maravilha Port stand
Route toward Development
The President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, visited the Odebrecht Infrastructure project Ruta del Sol - Sector 2 on two different opportunities to follow the progress of the work. The first visit was in January at La Lizama (District of Santander), with a flight over Sector 2 of the highway. The president talked about the importance of the project for the country’s development and thanked Members: “Thank you for the quality and intensity of all of your work,” he said. “Stretch 2 of Ruta del Sol is the most extensive with its 528 kilometers of the highway’s total 1,071. The quality with which the work is being completed makes it even more emblematic.” The construction work generates approximately 1,000 job opportunities and promotes the Members’ training. “People
who have technical knowledge have their space guaranteed in future projects,” said Juan Manuel Santos. “We know that trained people constitute a permanent need,” he said. In February, the President of Colombia returned to the construction project with the country’s Minister of Transport, Cecilia Álvarez. Along the stretch of Aguachica (Cesar), the visit was part of the government’s initiative La Ruta de la Ejecución (“The Route to Accomplishment”) in order to announce, inspect or inaugurate the construction projects in the country. “Ruta del Sol - Sector 2 is the most advanced stretch of the three concessions that form the highway, and that is why it’s important that the work not stop,” said Álvarez. “With it, we will offer development for the region,” she said.
President Juan Manuel Santos and Minister Cecília Álvarez were welcomed by the project’s leadership and toured the highway’s Operational Control Center
João Borba addressed Odebrecht’s support for the Rio candidacy to host the 2016 Olympic Games and the company’s investment in Public-Private Partnerships
Challenge of the Major Events The challenge of hosting major events in Brazil as seen from the perspective of a private company was the topic of the lecture by João Borba, President of the company Complexo Maracanã Entretenimento S.A. (formed by Odebrecht Properties, IMX and AEG), during the 3 rd Seas of Lusophony Conference. Held for the first time in the country with the support of the Brazilian and Portuguese Navies and with the sponsorship of Odebrecht Infrastructure, the event took place at the Naval War School in Rio de Janeiro, from May 20-23. João Borba emphasized that faced with the current scenario, it is necessary to analyze the behavior of private initiative. “Brazil is a lucky country, but it has been building its own luck,” said Borba. “And building Brazil is our business,” he pointed out. The President of Complexo Maracanã Entretenimento S.A., which will administer the stadium and other surrounding structures, also presented
the history of the Odebrecht Organization and highlighted the diversification of the businesses. “The company that was focused on Engineering and Construction services now arrives as an investor in areas such as entertainment,” he said. “Because we like challenges, we began with three arenas,” he emphasized, referring to Itaipava Fonte Nova, Itaipava Arena Pernambuco and Maracanã – which Odebrecht Infrastructure helped to built and Odebrecht Properties will help operate. Eudes de Orleans e Bragança, Navy official and President of the Conference Organizing Commission, emphasized the company operations. “With the major events, Rio will be benefited in all sectors and Odebrecht’s participation is major,” he said. He also talked about the Submarine Development Program – PROSUB, located in Itaguaí: “Odebrecht, which participates in PROSUB, is raising the Brazilian Navy to a first-world level. We recognize the quality of the work”.
Incentive to Preserve Water The Hertha Odebrecht Library, located at the Organization’s head office in Salvador, hosted a lecture presented by Raul Ribeiro, Director of Foz, on the topic “Water: Present or Future Challenge?” The event is part of the Odebrecht Cultural Center Promotion Program.
Environmental and Civil Engineering students from UNIFACS, Area 1, and São Salvador College attended the lecture
The university students also had the chance to visit the temporary Water exhibit on display at the Organization’s head office
Raul Ribeiro, a Civil Engineer who has dedicated 37 years to the Organization, revealed important information about the availability of the resource worldwide, with an emphasis on national supply. Brazil is currently home to 12% of all the fresh water available on the planet – most of which is located in the North region due to the Amazon Basin, and the Northeast region is more lacking in this area. According to UN data, by 2025, 66% of the global population will experience water supply problems, with the resource consumed primarily by agriculture (70%) and by industry (18%). The 12% remaining, designed for domestic use, suffers a loss of approximately 60% along its course to the homes. “With the growth of the population and natural increase in consumption, it becomes even more pressing to rethink the use of water and for new technologies to be developed to allow for the rationing and optimization of the resource so that the different social demands continue to be met,” said Ribeiro. One example of an initiative that promotes this kind of savings is Aquapolo Ambiental, the largest water reuse project in Latin America, developed by Foz and SABESP in the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo to serve the Braskem ABC Petrochemical Center.
Visit to the Metropolitan Arch On June 3, the Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, and Vice Governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão, visited the construction work for the Metropolitan Arch together with Benedicto Júnior, Entrepreneurial Leader at Odebrecht Infrastructure, Leandro Azevedo, Managing director of the company in Rio de Janeiro, and Cassiano Politi, Contract director. The visit marked the start of activities in the Situation Room, a space for the four construction consortiums and the State Government to gather together their technical, supervision and inspection teams to facilitate decision making and solutions. “It is a project that will drive business in the state even further by connecting the strategic regions of development,” said Leandro Azevedo. “We expect that it will be finalized by the end of this year,” he said. Luiz Fernando Pezão, also Infrastructure Coordinator in Rio de Janeiro, explained: “The project will make it possible to consolidate
the state as one of the country’s main logistics centers and generate thousands of job opportunities, primarily in the region of Baixada Fluminense.” The Metropolitan Arch will serve as a link to the state’s main highway axes, freeing up traffic along the access corridors to the capital – currently overloaded by commercial and cargo vehicles, as well as by people traveling into other regions of the country. In all, 70.9 kilometers of streets are being built.
“The Metropolitan Arch is Rio de Janeiro’s most important strategic project of recent decades,” said Sérgio Cabral
Lot 1 of the Metropolitan Arch, which extends 14.5 kilometers, is being built by Odebrecht Infrastructure
Communication is the Theme of the Meeting in Salvador Presenting the work of the Odebrecht S.A. and Odebrecht Foundation Communication areas was the idea behind one more cycle of lectures directed at the students of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), the Organization’s partner for the Journalist Training Program. On June 3 and 5, 47 Cultural Marketing and Strategic Communication students visited the company’s head office in Salvador. The tour began with the presentation of the Odebrecht Cultural Center, coordinated by Fátima Berbert, where students were able to learn more about the Organization’s history and its evolution over 69 years. According to Ramon Maia, Cultural Marketing student, the experience is enriching because it promotes a better understanding of how Communication works at a global and diversified company. “It is important in order to raise questions about some of the theoretical instruction we received,” said Maia. “Practice is what gives us the real dimension of what we will find in the job market,” she said. In addition to the Communication Seminar, the partnership with UFBA also takes place through the sponsorship for Journalism of the Future, a training program designed for young journalists headed by the newspaper Correio. The
Fátima Berbert, from the Odebrecht S.A. Communication team, presented the Odebrecht Cultural Center
The Odebrecht Foundation Communication team talked about the activities developed primarily in the Bahia Southern Lowlands
program was recently expanded, and other Communication colleges in Salvador joined as well. Odebrecht also supports the actions of the newspapers O Estado de São Paulo and Folha de São Paulo, published by Editora Abril, as well as the Master’s Degree in Journalism, by the São Paulo International Institute of Social Sciences.
Adding and Sharing
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With the participation of over 100 Members â€“ the majority of who are responsible for the Equipment and Maintenance area â€“, the event promoted synergy and attracted more people to the Community
illing to share learning and ideas, on June 3 and 4,
106 members from the Equipment Community of Knowledge gathered for the third meeting in Guarulhos, São Paulo. During the opening portion, Benedicto Júnior, Entrepreneurial Leader at Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil, reinforced the importance of training and updating those who work with equipment and highlighted the continuous improvement of Workplace Safety as the biggest challenge. He congratulated the group for the meeting: “This initiative is important so that you can seek out new ways of supporting our teams to deliver a better result,” he said. “Production does not exist and the delivery will not be made if you do not help us to constantly seek out better efficiencies for our technologies.” Afonso Mamede, leader of the Functional Equipment Support Area (AFEq), also spoke about Safety, the Member and the partner, urging participants to
constantly insist on the topic in their own work environments.
During the meeting, 18 lectures were administered, the majority featuring testimonials from the Line, which presented real cases on relevant topics from the
specialist in Digital Culture and Professor at the Superior School of Advertising and Marketing (ESPM) and at the Administration Institute Foundation (FIA), talked about the trends related to interaction through the digital networks and how the new technologies allow for different
Equipment area. During the lecture “The Power of Connections,” Gil Giardelli,
forms of business. “It is about a change in behavior,” said Giardelli. “The new order is associated with
KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE Carlos Augusto Soares (to the left), responsible for Equipment at the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Power Plant, and Mario Joel Ramos Júnior
“The event addressed daily topics and delved deeper into these,” said Carlos Augusto
the collective, with networks of people, with sharing, and primarily, with collaboration,” he emphasized. He explained the importance of the Communities of Knowledge and urged more engagement and participation in the network – through the portal. For Giardelli, approximately 80% of what is being produced at the Organization has already been done by another Member. The interaction and sharing between people are helping reduce rework, and consequently, helping to boost efficiency. In one of the cases presented, Fernando Barini, Contract director of the PTA POY PET Installation, and Antelmo Neves Alvim, Installation Coordinator at this Odebrecht Engenharia Industrial project, addressed “productivity with safety” at the contracts, which had the same construction site, but took place during different periods. One of the main difficulties faced was the reduced space for developing the construction work, aligned with the movement of large equipment and cargo. More than 2,500 pieces of equipment and 15,000 Members were circulating. In order to resolve the situation, there was the elaboration of well structured route logistics, involving everyone from leaders
The Communities are of crucial importance!” to operators. Workplace Safety was established as an “unconditional and non-negotiable value,” contributing toward the maintenance of productivity. Fernando and Antelmo listed the threats, opportunities and positive and negative factors, together with the lessons learned through experience. The meeting also shared a Contract director’s (CD) vision about the Equipment area. Eduardo Quintella – CD from the Transnordestina Railroad, currently being built by
For Eduardo Quintella is an opportunity to “homogenize” knowledge at the Organization and diffuse best practices
Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil – spoke about how the area can add productivity and efficiency to the contract and reinforced the role of leader in education through example to guarantee the workers’ safety, as well as to achieve the desired indicators. For Quintella, his participation
was an “interesting exchange.”: “I presented a vision of the Line, about how the Equipment area could help me better, and they showed me how to express demands more coherently. We shared two different visions in essence, but which were complementary.”
The participants had the opportunity to learn about the new work instruments offered by the AFEq: the Person Detection System, designed to identify and send alerts about people located near the vehicle; and the PKB 15500 crane, operated by remote control
For Mario Joel Ramos Júnior – responsible for Equipment at the Los Teques Subway Line 2, currently being built by Odebrecht Infraestrutura – Venezuela – the meeting was motivating. “I was able to learn about the experiences of the other projects to take to my
project, and at the same time, could express opinions that will help other colleagues,” said Ramos Júnior. “I will undoubtedly be a multiplying agent of this knowledge in my work environment.” Like other networks of collaboration, the Communities of Knowledge
are leveraged by the number of members and quality of the content. Mario Joel indicated the importance of Members’ participation in one or more Communities based on their professional activity. “At the Organization for five years, I have seen the development of this network and how it helps us,” said Joel. “They participate and interact increasingly more, and the result is very positive.”
CHALLENGE Before the event, the Equipment Community launched a challenge for its members, based on a real case from 2007: to design the installation of a 140-ton walkway extending 60 meters over Via Anhanguera – an important highway in São Paulo. The four winners were awarded during the meeting. First place went to Albis González, from the Madden Colón Concessionaire in Panama. In second, Donato Sampaio Silva, from the Pernambuco Arena; followed by Percy Victor Fiesta, from the Muelle de Minerales project in Peru; and in fourth place, Luiz Ramirez, from the Chaglla Hydroelectric Power Plant in Peru. Safety and project cost were the evaluated items.
THE COMMUNITY The Equipment Community of Knowledge was created in 2002. Today, 499 members exchange experiences about the productivity, applicability and useful life of all the machinery
Sixty-three projects were received for the challenge: 34 from contracts in Brazil, 13 from Peru, three from Venezuela, three from Panama, two from the Dominican Republic, one from Mexico and one from Argentina
used at the Organization’s contracts, in addition to identifying new technologies and equipment. For Elson Rangel, Community leader, the intelligence is in the Line: “Besides the exchange of
experiences, there is the opportunity to resolve problems,” said Rangel. He further reinforced: “They try to interact more in the forum, add knowledge to the Community, and really seek to be a part of this network.”
Communicators Meet in Rio de Janeiro On May 27, Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil promoted its first Communication Meeting, which gathered approximately 30 professionals who work in the Communication area in the company’s different contracts in the country. The event was held at SuperVia, the Odebrecht TransPort asset in Rio de Janeiro. Antonio Carlos de Faria, Communication Director at Odebrecht Infrastructure, opened the meeting and spoke about the importance of Corporate Communication, primarily with relation to the company’s Reputation and Image. “All companies aim to have a good Image,” said Faria. “Some want to also have a positive Reputation. The Image is the sum of the perceptions of different groups, and if it lasts over time, it may build a Reputation”. The presentations demonstrated that, to earn the positive perception of the groups, it is necessary to build long term relationships: “In order to establish a good relationship, it is necessary to understand the public and ourselves,” explained Antonio Carlos. One of the methods for promoting self-awareness is the application of the Image Risk Matrix, an instrument developed by the Odebrecht Organization with the support of the company CDN Comunicação Corporativa, which allows those responsible to evaluate the level of risk to the Image for each contract. Milton Abrúcio, Director of CDN, presented the Media Exposure Quality Index (IQEM) and spoke about the stages for elaborating Communication Plans. Karolina Gutiez, responsible for Editorial Programs and Brand Management at Odebrecht S.A., revealed the new guidelines of the Odebrecht Brand and addressed the elaboration of topics and news stories for the magazine Odebrecht Informa and for Odebrecht News. Marcelo Pontes, Communication Director at Odebrecht TransPort, closed the event by addressing Image crisis prevention and management.
After the meeting, participants toured the Complexo do Alemão Cable Car, a project completed Odebrecht Infrastructure and finalized in 2011
Moatize Expansion Certifies New Professionals The People Training and Development team of the Moatize Expansion Project – a Vale project being completed by Odebrecht Infrastructure in Mozambique – certified the first group of Cargo Signalers and four groups of Scaffolding Assemblers on June 7 . Members had the opportunity to learn more during theoretical and practical classes that involved topics such as Basic First Aid Skills, Correct Use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE ) , Work Permits, Risk Analysis, as well as topics related to different job functions, such as Scaffolding Assembly, Prevention of Accidents Related to Binding, Hoisting and Cargo Movement and Signaling. Moyzés Netto, General Manager of Planning, Management and Workplace Safety at Vale, spoke to the graduates : “With this training, you are moving upward, but do not stop growing and evolving,” he said. “Always remember that the goal is ‘Zero Accidents. ’ ” André Canoas, Odebrecht
Construction Manager, added: “Congratulations to all those who traded in a little bit of free time to study, ” he said. “It’ s an effort that will be rewarded. ”
Carlitos Luciano, who completed the Cargo Signaler course, reinforced: “Who do I prefer? The one who gives the fish or the one who gives the hook? This here is my ‘hook,’” he said, pointing to his certificate
The Olmos Irrigation project will bypass the Huancabamba River on the Western side of the Andes Mountain Range to its West side, arriving at the Olmos Plains in the region of Lambayeque, Northwestern Peru
he Olmos Irrigation project will contribute toward the development of Peru’s Northern region, generating more than 40,000 direct job opportunities and benefitting the agro-industry and trade of Lambayeque. Odebrecht
The magazine Civil Engineering, published by ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineering), featured an article by author Jenny Jones revealing the current situation of the arid valley of Western Peru and how the project will transform the region. With the title “Irrigation to Transform
Infrastructure is building the hydraulic infrastructure for the project. The Huancabama River is being directed from the Eastern part of the Andes Mountain Range to the West, through a project that includes the world’s deepest tunnel (1,828 meters deep and 4.8 meters in diameter). H2Olmos S.A. – the company responsible for the operation – will supply water for 43,500 hectares of land.
the Peruvian Desert Region,” the text addresses everything from the idea behind the project, which dates back to 1902, to the moment it finally became a reality in 2004, through a Public-Private Partnership with Odebrecht. Od e b re c ht N ews p re se nts th e fu l l a rti c l e by J e n ny J o n e s, p ro d u ce d wi th th e su p p o rt of th e O d e b re c ht te a m s i n Pe ru . Th e text wa s tra n s late d fro m th e o rigi na l a rti c l e i n Engl i s h.
IRRIGATION TO TRANSFORM PERU’S DESERT REGION By Jenny Jones A river is being bypassed through the Andes with hopes of transforming arid fields in Western Peru into productive lands. May 21, 2013 – The arid valley of Western Peru, which includes the city of Olmos, is not a site frequently associated with agriculture. The area receives only enough rain per year to sustain
the sparse vegetation made up of the trees and shrubs that dot the landscape. However, a revolutionary irrigation project is currently underway. Many hope that this project will transform the desert terrain into prosperous lands that will help drive the region’s economy. Under development for a century, the Olmos Irrigation project will bypass the Huancabamba River from the Eastern side of the Andes, where it flows out into the Amazon, to the Western portion, from which point it will flow to the Olmos plains in the region of Lambayeque in Northwestern Peru. In 1902, an explorer named Manuel Mesones Muro thought up the idea of redirecting the river to irrigate Olmos and in 1924, Charles Sutton, a North American engineer, proposed the construction of a 20-kilometer tunnel through the Andes Mountains to change the course of the river. Without sufficient funds, the project moved forward slowly over the following decades. In 1985, only six kilometers of tunnel had been excavated. However, in 2004, the Peruvian government established a public-private partnership with Odebrecht, an international engineering and construction company with head office in Brazil, and the final stage of construction has finally begun. Odebrecht and its subsidiaries received concessions to build the Limón Dam in the district of San Felipe, located in the Province of Jaén, one of the 13 provinces of the region of Cajamarca, as well as the rest of the Andean Tunnel and subsequent irrigation infrastructure. The dam built with rocks marks the start of the project. It will be used to bypass the water from the Atlantic Basin of the Huancabamba River through the tunnel to Pacific Basin. The tunnel entrance is nearly 14 meters higher than the exit. Accordingly, the water will be supplied by force of gravity. H2Olmos, an Odebrecht subsidiary, will be the owner and will operate and maintain the irrigation system, supplying water to 43,500 hectares (ha) of lands that have the potential to
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be highly profitable. This includes 38,000 that were divided into 50 lots and sold to private investors, many of which will operate industrial farms, and 5,500 ha of property belonging to local farmers who operate smaller farms. “The area has a dry tropical climate and is considered a natural greenhouse,” said Alfonso Pinillos, Director of H2Olmos, in a written response to Civil Engineering Online. “With moderate temperatures, a minimum amount of rain and no freezes, the region is perfect for growing different products, including cotton, sugarcane,
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grapes, avocado, mango, citric fruits, asparagus, hot pepper and other vegetables produced on a large scale.” According to Giovanni Palacios, Engineer and Director of the Odebrecht project, the tunnel has a diameter of 4.8 meters and is 1,828.8 meters deep, making it the second deepest in the entire world. The irregular terrains and complex geology – including quartz porphyry, andesite and tufa stone – made the excavation a challenge. A tunnel drilling machine made by the Robbins Company – a company with head office in Solon, Ohio, specialized in advanced underground construction machinery – was used to excavate the tunnel on the West side. On the Eastern side, traditional drilling and detonation methods were used. According to a case study published by the Robbins Company, the temperature inside the tunnel exceeded 54°C (129°F). Therefore, a special ventilation and cooling system was attached to the tunnel drilling machine to cool the tunnel to 32°C (90°F). The work was also complicated because the excavation crossed more than 400 geological faults. Besides this, more than 16,000 rock breakages were recorded during the work. In order to contain these breakages, the Robbins Company and Odebrecht installed a support system on land for the tunnel drilling machine and replaced the protective ducts on the machine roof for the McNally support system, supplied by the Toronto company C&M McNally Engineering, which
consists of steel ducts anchored to the roof of the tunnel through strips of steel and screws for the rocks, as described in the case study. “The construction of the Transandino Tunnel faced many difficulties and it was probably the world’s most difficult,” said Palacios. Ollanta Humala, President of Peru, and Humberto Acuña, President of the region of Lambayeque, were both present when the drilling machine operators finished excavating the tunnel in December 2011. Now, the project irrigation work is currently underway, including the construction of a second two-kilometer tunnel along the coastal area near the Olmos plains. The drilling and detonation will be used for this tunnel, which will channel the water to the Palo Verde Reservoir. From there, the pressurized piping will supply water to each one of the cultivated terrains. The construction of the second tunnel and the work related to irrigation should be completed by November 2014. The tunnel was financed through a public-private partnership with a total investment of US$ 247 million, and the irrigation work is being financed exclusively through private investments of US$ 280 million. In addition to the investments by agribusiness companies and Odebrecht, securities were also issued on the Lima stock exchange. It is hoped that the system will transform the arid lands of the region into productive agricultural resources with ample export operations. According to Palacios, if it is successful, the project will be able to generate more than 40,000 direct jobs and more than 100,000 indirect jobs. The Olmos irrigation project is one of many planned for Peru’s West coast, but it is the only one that will be concluded soon. “The importance of its contribution for the agribusiness sector is essential for consolidating the non-traditional exports, increasing the population’s quality [of life] and continuing to generate jobs for qualified and non-qualified labor,” said Palacios.
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Certified Quality The Odebrecht Engenharia de Projetos (OEP) Quality Management System received the certificate for Standards ISO 9.001:2008 and TS 29.001:2010 and was the first engineering project company in Brazil to simultaneously earn distinction in the two standards. All 170 OEP Members were engaged with the preparatory actions for the Certification Audit, which took place from May 27-29 in São Paulo. The process was conducted by the Quality team, which received the dedication of the leaders, especially José Gilberto Mariano Costa, Engineering Director. During the audit, there were no “NonConformities” identified in the Quality Management System. Earning the certificates demonstrates to the market that OEP operates based on international standards and that it is prepared for new challenges. OEP was founded at the start of 2012 to offer project engineering services to
the Organization’s companies. Its mission is to seek its Clients’ satisfaction through intelligent and innovative solutions, contributing toward the development’s overall result. Accordingly, the Management System was established, which includes the requirements of the Standards ISO 9.001 and TS 29.001 associated with the management concepts of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Criteria for Excellence established by Brazil’s National Quality Foundation. The actions elaborated include: more than 130 work procedures and instructions; approximately 9,000 hours of training and a high rate of awareness among Members as to the importance of their activities. The Quality team developed the series Quality Minute to reinforce the main concepts of the Management System. Click to view one of the videos.
Starting from the left: Antonio Carlos Pereira, Quality Manager at Odebrecht; José Gilberto Mariano Costa; Patrícia Bittencourt, Quality Manager at OEP; and Ricardo Franco, Auditor at Bureau Veritas Certification (BVC)
To the left, Fábio Wanderley and Franklin Mira and Eduardo Pereira (speaking to the public) represented Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias during the delivery of the award
Development Awarded, Winning Company Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias was the winner in the category Development of the Year Larger than 15,000 m² during the 19th edition of the ADEMI-BA Award, announced on May 16 by the Bahia Real Estate Market Company Directors’ Association. The winning development was Boulevard Side, delivered in May 2012. Consisting of a high standard business tower and residential tower with exclusive flat services administered by the Accor Chain – under the brand Mercure –, the project promoted the urban requalification of the surrounding area, helping to improve the quality of life of clients and users. Directors Franklin Mira, Eduardo Pedreira and Fábio Wanderley received the award. “It is the 15th time that we have received the award, which honors those companies that contribute
toward the qualification of the real estate sector in Bahia,” said Fábio Wanderley. Eduardo Pedreira pointed out that “the new achievement represents the recognition by the main market agents of the commitment to the city’s sustainable development.” Franklin Mira added: “Boulevard Side is a differentiated development that integrates the latest in construction technologies.” Since the creation of the ADEMI Award in 1994, Odebrecht Realizações Imobiliárias has won 15 times, in the categories of Company of the Year (2002), Advertising Campaign of the Year (1999 and 2001), Real Estate Launch of the Year (1999, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2011), Development of the Year (2001, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2013) and Sustainable Management (2012).
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Partnerships for Education On June 10, the Enseada do Paraguaçu Shipyard (EEP), in partnership with the Libra Terminais Group and the company Multiterminais, signed an agreement with the Rio de Janeiro City Government for the new phase of the Double School Program, which aligns basic education with professional training. The initiative, which is coordinated by the Institutional and Sustainability Relations area at EEP, will be implemented in the neighborhood of Caju, where the Inhaúma Shipyard is located, leased by Petrobras and operated by EEP. Participating in the event was Governor Sérgio Cabral, Secretary of Education, Wilson Risolia, and the Executive Director of EEP, Fernando Barbosa, in addition to executives and representatives from countries such as
Argentina, Chile, France, Turkey, Spain and China, who also have initiatives focused on teaching a second language at schools. The Double School Program was created in 2008 by the State Government in partnership with the private sector and civil society organizations and is designed to establish at schools a group focused on formal high school level teaching and another that adds courses offering skills considered crucial for professional and social life. According to Sérgio Cabral, the students earn the opportunity to receive professional training with the possibility of being hired in the future by the companies. Among the areas included in the new phase of the program are Naval Industry and Port Operation.
Starting from the left: Tomas Klien (Multiterminais); Fernando Barbosa (EEP); Wilson Risolia (Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Education); Sérgio Cabral and Wagner Biasoli (Libra Group)
The public was delighted with the cultural performances and handicrafts displayed at the event
Revealing New Talents The results of the cultural project Revealing Mirante, promoted by the Odebrecht Agroindustrial Social Energy for Local Sustainability Program, were presented to a public of 300 people at the end of April at Mirante do Paranapanema, São Paulo. Created in partnership with the Municipal City Government and Clube do Meio Artístico (Arts Scene Club), the initiative trained some 80 people in dance, theater, literature and handicrafts. The event included the presence of Mayor Carlos Alberto Vieira, City Council Members Hernando Henrique da Silva and Rubiner Celso dos Santos, Secretary of Education and Secretary of Health, Edith Caivano Joppert Figueiredo and Fernanda Bernardes Fernandes Santos, Presidente Prudente Secretary of Culture, Fábio Nogueira, and the Odebrecht Agroindustrial team.
According to the Instructor of the Children’s Reading Incentive Workshop, Vinícius Jardim, after the experience with Revealing Mirante, it will be mandatory to meet the city’s new cultural desires. Local artists were trained between the months of June 2012 and March of this year and the qualification generated income. Students from the Mixed Performance Theater, for example, formed the cultural group Kukunká and were selected by the State Department of Culture’s Cultural Action Program (Pro-AC). Working with the texts of local authors, artists created the play “The Hillbillies are a Serious Cause,” and had their debut performance in Revealing Mirante. The presentations received the support of the state government in partnership with the city government and will be taken to the districts of Costa Machado and Cuiabá Paulista.
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REPARAR 2013: Engaged Members I n p a rt n e rs h i p w i t h t h e Li s b o n S a n ta Ca s a d e M i s e r i c ó rd i a , i n M ay O d e b re c h t I n f ra s t r u c tu re j o i n e d R E PA R A R 2 01 3 – a vo l u n te e r p ro g ra m fo c u s e d o n t h e e l d e r l y t h a t a i m s to o f fe r t h e m a u to n o my a n d i m p rove d c o n d i t i o n s fo r t h e i r h o m e s . M e m b e rs a d o p te d t h e p ro p o s a l a n d ga t h e re d to re p a i r t h e h o m e o f M a r i a Ed u a rd a a n d A m é r i c o . Th e h o u s e wa s n o t f i t fo r o c c u p a t i o n , a f fe c t i n g t h e c o u p l e ’ s q u a l i ty o f l i fe . Th e s e a c t i o n s h e l p p ro m o te t h e M e m b e rs ’ a n d t h e O rga n i z a t i o n’ s i nvo l ve m e n t w i t h t h e c o m m u n i ty.
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The Spirit of Service oriented the Odebrecht team to repair the residence of a Portuguese couple
I n P o r t u g a l , s u rve y s i n d i c a te t h a t 1 9 % o f t h e p o p u l a t i o n c o n s i s ts o f t h e e l d e r l y, a n d 2 5 . 6 % o f t h e m l i ve i n L i s b o n . M a n y o f t h e a c c o m m o d a t i o n s o f fe re d i n t h e c i ty a re i n h a b i te d by i n d i v i d u a l s ove r a g e 6 5 , t h e m a j o r i ty i n p o o r h o u s i n g c o n d i t i o n s , w i t h o n l y s t a i rwa y s a n d n o e l e va to r s . O d e b re c h t wa s t h e f i r s t co m p a ny i n t h e I b e ri a n Pe n i n s u l a to o b t a i n t h e s e t o f Q u a l i ty, S a fe ty, E n v i ro n m e n t a n d S o c i a l R e s p o n s i b i l i ty c e r t i f i c a t i o n s i n a n i n te g ra te d m o d e l .
The wives of the expatriate Members in Mexico help promote the social reintegration of approximately 50 children and youth
In order to improve the quality of life of at-risk children and adolescents in Mexico, the wives of expatriate Members of the Odebrecht Organization in the country developed a full-time project for Casa Hogar â€“ which offers social, psychological and educational assistance with the support of volunteers and professionals from the community. The Nuestro Hogar ANAR Mexico Association is a private assistance institution that helps victims of abuse, abandonment and drugs, rescued by the government. With aims of encouraging daily actions focused on reintegration and academic tutoring, English and computer skills classes, the group of wives created the Give Me Your Hand project with weekly
and monthly activities designed to improve the youthsâ€™ self-esteem and motivation. The program is divided into three fields: educational, recreational and training and learning. The responsibilities include school monitoring, hygiene and health care and environmental education. The volunteers also offer art and manual skills, cooking, music and gardening workshops. In the recreational field, they promote related activities such as theater, cinema and reading, in addition to sports practices. In order to raise funds and meet the basic needs of the Casa Hogar, the volunteers organize events and make monthly donations.
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Preserving Lives To help reduce accidents on the road, the Ruta del Sol S.A.S Concessionaire – administrator of the highway that will connect the rural region of Colombia to the Caribbean Coast, formed by Odebrecht Latinvest, Odebrecht Infrastructure, Episol and CSS Constructores – developed highway safety campaigns in partnership
on the road”) is the name of the initiative designed, for example, to raise user awareness about the importance of maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front, as established by Colombian traffic law. The campaign uses the cultural groups of the communities located near the highway to transmit the message through
with the Colombia National Policy Traffic and Transport Department. Aléjate de los malos comportamientos em la vía (“Stay away from bad behavior
fun activities such as theater. Since March, more than 80 presentations were given to approximately 4,000 users.
The local artistic group ASDEGUÍAS was at the highway to alert drivers about the importance of respecting traffic rules
Member Zaíra Lopes joined in on the idea and celebrated the date with the children from the Vó Teresa Orphanage in Moatize
On June 1, Children’s Day in Mozambique was celebrated by the Moatize Expansion Project – a Vale project being completed by Odebrecht Infrastructure – in a unique way. The Social Responsibility team and volunteer Members gathered for a day at the Casa Mundo dos Pequenos (Vó Teresa Orphanage), home to approximately 90 children. Songs, games, cultural presentations and snacks were offered to the children at the orphanage. The sweets, soft drinks and other items for the party were collected by the project Members and by professionals from partner companies such as Multiflora, Servco and Prosport.
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In Party Mode In Angola, Children’s International Day was widely celebrated at the Odebrecht Infrastructure office and contracts. During the month of May, through the Happy Child Program - “The future starts now”, activities were organized at the office for the children of Members. Since 2007, the initiative has as public Odebrecht workers. Approximately 50 participants received orientations on Manners and Dental Hygiene, as well as tips by a physical therapist about correct posture and the ideal weight of school supplies. On the official date, 350 children of Members from the Corporate area and projects Luanda Highway System and Monte Belo had access to the same content and received gifts. At the Colui-Jamba Road project, the date was celebrated with traditional children’s
games and songs. The 62 children also watched movies in a reserved space at the construction site. The party at the Zango project involved the participation of some 100 children, and included a healthy lunch, gifts and lots of fun. The high point was the recreational game featuring a sack race and dance and cultural contests. In Catata-Lóvua, the celebration was twofold. The project celebrated Children’s Day and Environment Day with the campaign “Environment, My Home,” directed at children from the community to address topics related to the Environment. At the Luanda Expressways contract, the children of the Members were received with a lunch and games.
Children´s day was celebrated with fun programming in Angola. At the office, a dance contest livened up the party