Over the course of four days, OceanPact took part in Latin America’s biggest oil and gas sector event. The trade show and conference, held between September 26 and 29 in Rio de Janeiro’s up-and-coming “Olympic Boulevard” port district, was attended by all the industry’s major players, to discuss key subjects for the global market, such as the energy transition, the decarbonization of maritime activities and the harnessing of offshore renewable resources.
OceanPact’s booth presented the company’s new vessels, remotely operated underwater vehicles and solutions for protecting and sustainably using the oceans. On the event’s second day, OceanPact directors, specialists, clients and partners attended a cocktail reception at the booth, located in the IBP Pavilion.
OceanPact CEO Flavio Andrade participated in a panel discussion in the ESG Arena called “Blue Carbon: The Untapped Potential of the Oceans for the Planet’s Decarbonization.” He addressed the use of innovative technologies to build ecologically responsible Blue Economy businesses. He noted that during the Ocean Conference in Lisbon, world leaders agreed that the oceans are the best option for decarbonizing the planet. Andrade said that OceanPact has so far restored 12 hectares of mangroves in Guanabara Bay with 30,000 seedlings and it has pledged to plant 1 million seedlings by 2025.
The panel discussion’s moderator, Fernando Borensztein, OceanPact’s new business and sustainability director, said, “All of us share the responsibility when it comes to decarbonizing the planet.” The executives stressed “blue tech” business opportunities. Other topics mentioned in the conference included the increasing efficiency of vessels, platforms and ports, falling carbon emissions in operations, and growing investment in renewable energy sources.