Volta Redonda is one of the main cities of Rio de Janeiro. It is also the cradle of industrialization in Brazil and main city of the Médio Paraíba Fluminense.

Infrastructure

WATER AND SEWERAGE

Volta Redonda is supplied with water by SAAE – Serviço Autônomo de Água e Esgoto (Water and Sewerage Autonomous Service) – The first public sanitation enterprise in the state of Rio de Janeiro to receive a certificate in agreement with ISO 9001:2000. The district water network owns more than 960 km of extension and 800 km of sewerage. With the conclusion of PAC works (Growing Acceleration Program), 100/% of the city’s sewerage will be treated.

ELECTRICITY

Electric service in the district is provided by Light Consessionaire. It owns an installed network close to 523 km. Total capacity installed: 13 and 25 KV = 178 MVA; 138 KV = 300 MVA.

NATURAL GAS

Natural Gas supply is available for domestic, commercial, industrial and service operations. The city owns more than 1,500 reception spots for natural gas, along with 5 GNV (Vehicular Natural Gas) stations located at convenient points along the main transportation routes.

HIGHWAYS

Volta Redonda is crossed by the two most important Brazilian highways. Rodovia Presidente Dutra (BR – 116), connecting the city of Rio de Janeiro with the city of São Paulo, and Rodovia Lúcio Meira (BR – 393), connecting it with the north of the country. Other important routes are: the RJ – 153, connecting the city to southern Minas Gerais and it has easy access to RJ 155 that connects with the coast of Costa Verde Fluminense and Rodovia Rio-Santos.

RAILROADS

The city is served by the most important railway line in the country, The Federal Railroad Network INC, currently managed by MRS Logística. There is easy access to a TAV stop on the high speed Rio - São Paulo line.

BUS STATION

The principal city highway terminal is Francisco Torres Bus Station, where a dozen lines connect the city to most other Brazilian states. Soon the city will have a new interstate highway terminal, with a more modern and broader structure, located alongside of Rodovia dos Metalúrgicos.

PORTS

Volta Redonda has great logistic facility due to the closeness to several ports: Rio de Janeiro Port (170 km ) – accessed by BR 116; Angra dos Reis Port (85 km) – accessed by BR 101 (Rio – Santos); Sepetiba Port ( 122 km ) – accessed by BR 101 (Rio–Santos) and by railway of the Federal railroad network INC; Niterói Port – accessed by Ponte Rio – Niterói (Rio-Niterói Bridge), connected to BR 101; Santos Port – accessed by BR 101 and by the railroad stretch owned by The Federal railroad Network INC (350 km). Transportation logistics to and from Volta Redonda are greatly facilitated by the close proximity of several ports:
Port of Rio de Janeiro (170 km ) – via BR 116;
Port of Angra dos Reis (85 km) – via BR 101 (Rio – Santos);
Port of Sepetiba (122 km ) – via BR 101 (Rio–Santos) and INC federal railway
Port of Niterói – via Ponte Rio – Niterói (Rio-Niterói Bridge), connecting to BR 101
Port of Santos (350 km) – via BR 101 and INC federal railway

TELECOMMUNICATION

Volta Redonda is fully equipped with a modern telecommunications network: over 70,000 landlines in a sophisticated system of fixed telephony, a satellite cellular network, high speed internet and recently installed WI-FI hotspots around the city.


Endereço: Praça Sávio Gama, 53 – bairro Aterrado – Volta Redonda – CEP: 27215-620
TEL: (24) 3339 9132 FAX: (24) 3339 9117 E-Mail: smdet@epdvr.com.br