Maurício Mendonça Godoy Evolves EBR From Scratches to Glory

Maurício Mendonça Godoy takes significant recognition as the CEO behind the success of Brazil’s Shipyard, EBR. The Shipyard, whose location is to the Southern Part in São José do Norte – RS, has the role of building Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) used to explore and produce new pre-sal fields. The latest FPSO that they delivered was FPSO P – 74 sixty days before the contract elapsed, and it began its operations eighty days before the time they stipulated. FPSO P – 74 produces oil of up to 150, 000 barrels of oil per day. The initiative to begin the EBR shipyard came when Petrobras wanted to build a new FPSO that could help to discover more pre-sal fields in 2011. Maurício Mendonça Godoy settled for São José do Norte as the location of the company after they had traversed around Brazil to find a suitable place.

They selected the site because of the land price, support from the government, viability of the environmental license, and the availability of skilled professionals since there were two shipyards in the neighborhood. Maurício Mendonça Godoy confessed that he likes it when he develops the skills of people and creating new jobs. His favorite thing at work is to recruit new employees, train, and grow them on new skills. When they were constructing FPSO P – 74, they employed 7 000 people, whereby many of them were fresh in the industry. He added that they ended up promoting hundreds of them to higher positions like forepersons, qualified professionals, supervisors, and coordinators.

The key to the success of Maurício Mendonça Godoy is to get a challenge. He developed EBR shipyard from zero to the stature of being top in Brazil’s most dependable offshore yards. He attributes his success to great dedication, both physically and mentally. Due to the great achievement of delivering P – 74, EBR became a favorite industry to Petrobras, and they selected it in 2018 to supply its best construction and engineering work. Maurício Mendonça Godoy says that his vision is to make EBR the best Shipyard around the globe. They have laid some strategies to achieve this like employing new technologies, improving their health and safety conditions, and conducting exceptional pieces of training on their staff.