Canadian and Brazilian companies join forces to help HRT Oil and Gas establish a new standard for sustainable clean energy exploration in the Amazon

Weatherhaven of Canada and Esbracon of Brazil today, on the heels of the visit of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to Brazil, sealed a long-term agreement with HRT of Brazil to design and deliver a new standard of exploration camps for the company’s clean energy exploration and production program in the Amazon. These camps will provide the best available worldwide technology to deliver the highest standards of environmental sensitivity, sustainability and employee health, safety and comfort – within a simple and functional framework. HRT, who also recently acquired a Canadian Oil & Gas company, has been a shining star of the Brazilian BOVESPA since initiating one of Brazil’s largest ever IPOs of $1.5B last November. This investor interest has been driven, in large part, due to their massive confirmed oil and gas potential and innovative approach to exploration, production, logistics and sustainability. The operations will employ the highest standards of sustainability in drilling practices, camp infrastructure, waste management, water minimization, and recyclability as well as a complete carbon offset matrix. This is addition to having one of the world’s cleanest sources of light oil and gas – which also has very low CO2, Nitrogen or Sulphur content. The long-term agreement will involve the implementation of a total integrated sustainable camps program in order to fulfill HRT’s rapid mobilization, addressing the logistical challenges of developing this infrastructure in a remote and environmentally sensitive region like the Amazon. The long-term development of HRT’s projects – both in the Amazon and the coast of Namibia – could involve as many as 10 more sustainable camp projects. “HRT chose Weatherhaven and Esbracon because,...

Weatherhaven applauds Canadian Government initiatives to foster improved trade relations with Brazil

Sao Paolo, Brazil (August 9, 2011) Burnaby, BC based Weatherhaven, one of the world’s leading providers of re-deployable shelter systems, applauds the package of Canadian Government initiatives, announced today by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Sao Paolo, to foster trade relations with Brazil. “As a Canadian company, with significant business interests in the Brazilian market, we appreciate our government’s efforts to broaden and deepen our economic relationship with Brazil, the seventh largest economy and one of the most exciting growth markets in the world” said Ray Castelli, Chief Executive Officer of Weatherhaven. The package of initiatives, announced by Prime Minister Harper during his two-day visit to Brazil, includes the establishment of a Canada-Brazil CEO Forum to further commercial linkages between the two countries and provide a great platform to advance even greater economic partnership, identify specific economic opportunities and policy changes. In addition, several Canada-Brazil agreements were signed aimed at improving trade and development in key areas such as technology, foreign aid and Olympics cooperation. Weatherhaven is honoured to have been invited to participate as part of the Prime Minister’s trade mission to Brazil. These initiatives will help open doors which will lead to a direct impact on business and jobs in Canada. In the areas of peacekeeping and disaster relief, one of Weatherhaven’s core businesses, Canada has developed significant technology and solutions that could benefit the Brazilian government as it looks to increase its capability both inside Brazil and around the world. For example, Weatherhaven Brazil provided temporary camps to the Brazilian peacekeeping efforts following the Haiti earthquake. Weatherhaven has been active in Brazil for more than 10...