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HMSWeb & VALE: Renewed Partnership

Rio de Janeiro, August 24th, 2022 - Corporate contract for the use of HMSWeb© technology as a management tool for the commissioning engineering of VALE projects worldwide is renewed until 2025.

The excellence of HMSWeb© – Handover Management System as a quality management tool, mechanical completion and commissioning engineering is reiterated by VALE by renewing for more than three years the corporate licensing agreement for HMSWeb software, including deployment, configuration, training services, assisted operation and remote support, for all the mining capital projects in the world.

“The renewal has been ongoing since we signed the first contract with VALE, in September 2011. This demonstrates the solidity of this partnership, which has been in place for about 15 years, as we have already participated in VALE projects since 2007 (Conceição de Itabirito mine)”, celebrates Luciano Gaete, director of HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação.

Concurrent projects

Another fact that significantly demonstrates the excellence and effectiveness of the solution, and the overcoming of expectations in dozens of projects carried out since then, is the fact that the Forship Group has around 30 ongoing projects at Vale. Among the most recent, within the corporate standard contract for licensing, implementation, training and support for HMSWeb, are three projects in the Tubarão (ES) complex, in the areas of pelletizing, port and rail-environment.

“The implementation of the HMSWeb© rollouts will meet the commissioning needs of these projects, ensuring the transfer of an operating system and/or subsystem in an orderly and secure manner, guaranteeing its operability in terms of safety requirements, performance, reliability and traceability of the information”, explains Marcelo Dias, HMSWeb Implementation and Support consultant, noting that a total of 23 users are being trained, of which four are project administrators and 19 are operators.

“The objective is to improve efficiency in the management of technical documentation for commissioning, with the implementation of our tool for the management, control of pending issues, certification and verification of all activities related to this process, and the control of equipment preservation, maintaining the traceability, quality and reliability of information, in a centralized and shared way”, he concludes.

Another three contracts recently closed refer to projects underway in the North region – the new bridge on the Tocantins River and the expansion of Porto Norte, within the “240 MTPA Program”, a name in reference to VALE’s goal of increasing by 10 MTPA the capacity at Estrada de Ferro Carajás (EFC) – and in Minas Gerais, at the Bru