Eneva started the second stage of the construction of the integrated Azulão-Jaguatirica II project, which will produce natural gas in the Azulão field, in the Amazon Basin, to supply the Jaguatirica II thermal power plant in Boa Vista (Roraima). For the project, approximately R$ 800 million has already been disbursed, from the total investment of R$ 1.9 billion.
According to the company's chief operating officer, Lino Cançado, the project, which has already had its works suspended due to the pandemic, should have a workforce of 800 people at this stage, but today has only around 450 people. "We are on an upward hiring curve to reach the staff that was planned for this time on our schedule," he said.
According to Cançado, the project was expected to go live in the third quarter of 2021 and may now have a delay of 30 to 40 days. Because of this, the company has already sent the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) a statement informing about the possible delay and requesting exclusion of liability due to the pandemic.