By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter
BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The newest addition to Rio de Janeiro state’s Superporto do Açu will be where Norwegian company Subsea 7 plans to begin manufacturing oil and gas pipelines in 2014. The R$21 million-per-year lease was signed following Subsea 7’s withdrawal from plans to build the project in the southeastern state of Paraná, where difficulties in obtaining an environmental license blocked the company’s first choice of location.
In 2007, Subsea 7 bought a 2600-hectare plot in Pontal do Paraná, on the Paraná coast. The Norwegian company, which . . .