The Brazilian Society of Marine Engineering (SOBENA) was founded in the beginning of the modern phase of Brazilian naval construction, in 1962, March 15th, with the aim of bringing together engineers, technicians and other professionals involved in the following activities:
• shipbuilding and ship repair
• design and other engineering services
• maritime transportation
• river transportation
• specialized cargo terminals
• ocean and river transportation economics
• marine environmental protection
• offshore support bases
• offshore logistics
• naval aspects of offshore exploration and production
• construction and conversion of platforms and other offshore vessels
SOBENA is a non-profit civil society, declared a federal public utility by Decree No. 97589/89 and Municipal by Law 3037/00, which since its foundation is aimed at promoting technological development in the above activities through courses, conferences, seminars, lectures and debates. SOBENA is a source of reference called upon to provide its opinion on matters of public interest and has also been politically active, expressing its views concerning topics of national relevance related to its areas of activity.
Following the evolution of the industry in the past years, SOBENA has started to include activities related to offshore oil exploration and production, holding events for professionals of those areas. As a member of the Mobilizing Committee of the National Petroleum Industry Organization (ONIP), SOBENA has been taking part in various subcommittees which are seeking to create conditions to promote the development of the brazilian naval and offshore construction industry. SOBENA is also part of the Brazilian Federation of Engineer Associations (FEBRAE), participating indirectly in the Pan-American Union of Engineer Associations of the World Federation of Engineer Associations (FMAE) through the FEBRAE.
SOBENA has signed affiliation agreements with the Institute of Marine Engineers (IMarE), with headquarters in London, England.
Adress: Av. Presidente Vargas, 542 - Grupo 709 a 713
Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brasil CEP 20071-000
Telephone: [+55] (21) 2283-2482
Telefax: [+55] (21) 2263-9079