Fossil energy – Brazil
Strohm has opened an office in Rio de Janeiro and is establishing a centre of excellence for engineering its Thermoplastic Composite Pipe (TCP) technology as part of its growth strategy in South America.
Strohm is extending its footprint in Brazil and gearing up for the execution of a significant contract, which is expected to be announced soon.
The company is aiming to hire an additional ten local people over the next twelve months to bolster the engineering and back-office support teams to further enhance business development opportunities.
Once the operation ramps up in the coming years, there are also plans to establish a local TCP manufacturing capability to better support the clients in the region.
Strohm’s TCP technology outperforms existing solutions in terms of durability, corrosion resistance and total installed cost.
Renato Bastos, who has been Strohm’s vice president in Brazil for the past three years, will head up the Rio de Janeiro site. He has over 20 years’ experience in the energy industry, with a strong background in the installation of steel and flexible pipes.