Techint to use HMSWeb in a gargantuan oil field

Rio de Janeiro, April 21, 2021 - The partnership will replicate, in the Ecuadorian Shushufindi, the successful strategy implemented in the block 61 of Auca. Techint is going to use HMSWeb in the Shushufindi Complex, one of the giant oil fields in northern Ecuador. The contract follows the standard scope for HMSWeb, which will provide the licensing, deployment, training and support for the solution, which will be used in the expansion and optimization project of this field, located in the very heart of the Amazonian region. “The new project is similar to the one implemented in Auca, a neighboring region to Shushufindi. It includes the construction of new units and the expansion of existing ones, structures for the admission of drill bits and workover, construction of flow lines and electrical lines in order to optimize the oil field,” points out HMSWeb CEO, Luciano Gaete. He believes that the main challenge is to guarantee adherence of the technological tool to this project profile. “That is, the so-called ‘current’ projects, with short duration and in large quantities. We have to be flexible and agile to ensure that all projects, both in Shushufindi and Auca, are quickly set up and made available to users, hence maximizing the reuse of protocols and configurations of template-type projects,” Gaete added. The contract is relevant in the partnership with Argentinian Techint in Latin America, in which HMSWeb is currently operating seven projects alongside EPEC. “Within the corporate contract with Techint, we are part of projects in different countries within the region,” highlights the executive. His expectation is to further expand this partnership with Techint, consolidating HMSWeb as the corporate commissioning solution for projects within the region. In addition to Auca and Shushufindi, in Ecuador, HMSWeb is part of projects developed by Techint in Brazil (Eneva's UTE Jaguatirica and UTE Jaguatirica, as well as Norwegian Yara's Mineroindustrial Complex of Serra do Salitre/CMISS), in Mexico (Pemex's Nueva Refinería Dos Bocas) and in Argentina (Pampa Energia's Ensenada Barragán Thermal Power Center).

Poyry expands the partnership with HMSWeb

Rio de Janeiro, March 24, 2021 - Finnish group chose to use the solution once more, now in a Bracell project. HMSWeb achieved another contract in partnership with Poyry: it will be responsible for the licensing and deployment of, as well as the rendering of support for the technological tool that enables managing the commissioning of the BOP (balance of plant) used in Bracell STAR project, which encompasses part of Lençóis Paulista and Macatuba municipalities. As the largest private investment in São Paulo state over the last couple of decades, STAR project is going to expand the current annual production of 250 thousand tons of cellulose to 1.5 million tons/year. Increasingly adherent, the new contract consolidates the partnership with the Finnish company and, once again, legitimates HMSWeb as a solution for the pulp and paper market. The scope of the contract is similar to that of other partnerships with Poyry, in projects by Klabin and LD Celulose. “Our expectation—with the significant contribution of HMSWeb in the management of these projects and the expansion of the partnership with Poyry—is that our solution will be recognized not only as the best on the national scenario, but also on a global level in this industry,” pointed out HMSWeb officer, Luciano Gaete. The new project with Poyry is another step forward for the consolidation of HMSWeb in the market that has Brazil as one of the major global players in the export and production of cellulose. “With these projects, we want to consolidate and increase the adherence of the tool to market demands, in order to evolve and innovate in the paper and pulp industry,” concludes Gaete.

HMSWeb is part of Amadeus project

Rio de Janeiro, March 08, 2021 - Lenzing Duratex Celulose is going to use our technology in order to commission one of the largest soluble pulp plant in the world. LD Celulose joint venture, formed by the Austrian group Lenzing and the Brazilian company Duratex, chose HMSWeb as the software platform for managing the commissioning of its new plant, which will annually produce 500 thousand tons of soluble pulp. The contract with the new client encompasses licensing,deployment, training and support of the tool for the project. “We expect to make a significant contribution to consolidating the entire commissioning of the project, the scope of which is distributed among several EPCists, allowing LD Celulose to maximize its capacity of management, monitoring and control for this emblematic project, both for the company itself and for the paper and pulp (P&C papel e celulose) market in general,” points out HMSWeb officer, Luciano Gaete. With investments of up to BRL 5.2 billion, the plant—that is under construction in Triângulo Mineiro region, between the municipalities of Indianópolis and Araguari, and is expected to start operating in 2022—will be one of the largest in the global industry of soluble pulp. HMSWeb, which enables the process to be fully digital, is a solution in line with LD Celulose's strategy for adopting “the best technologies available in the implantation of the plant, not only in the sustainable production process, but also in the solutions that it seeks. Lenzing Duratex Celulose is going to use our technology in the commissioning of one of the largest soluble cellulose plants in the world. HMSWeb is part of the Amadeus project to reduce emissions to the environment,” according to the company's website. 100% remote HMSWeb's work in the scope of Amadeus project, as well as in the scope of the other ongoing projects started since the onset of the pandemic, will be performed remotely, a model to which the company is 100% adapted. “In practice, it was not entirely new to HMSWeb's team, which was used to remotely aid clients and provide support to projects in Brazil and abroad,” said Gaete. The difference is that, today, even traditionally in-person activities, such as training and on-site assisted operation periods are carried out remotely, however, the execution of the project is unharmed,” concluded the officer.

A diversifying strategy leverages HMSWeb to the heights of an unprecedented milestone: conducting 30 simultaneous projects

Rio de Janeiro, February 01, 2021 - In an atypical year due to the Covid-19 pandemic ‘scouring’ the planet, HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação achieved a feat as yet unheard of: in December, the company accounted for no less than 30 ongoing projects in its portfolio. “We, as a company, are currently in the steepest project peak to date,” celebrated Luciano Gaete, HMSWeb CEO. It is the very embodiment of the recovery forecast in 2019, when there were yet no explicit trace of coronavirus. Although almost every project has been subject to delays during the first quarters of this challenging year, the company is to ascertain double its revenue back in 2019. Operations on several fronts The large number of projects reflects the diversification of HMSWeb's portfolio, initially focused in the mining industry, mainly in VALE's ventures with the participation of Forship Engenharia holding company. In addition to expanding its participation in this segment, HMSWeb conquered other markets, such as energy, paper and pulp, agribusiness, as well as oil and gas, in which Forship made History. Among the main projects in its current portfolio, are those in the area of pulp and paper, with companies such as Klabin, WestRock and Poyry. “They are providing us with opportunities to venture even further in this diversifying strategy, eventually leveraging HMSWeb to the unprecedented milestone of 30 simultaneous projects in December. Our portfolio is full of market projects, consolidating HMSWeb as the solution for managing the commissioning of your capital projects,” points out the officer. In the mining industry, the most recent contract is with MIP Engenharia, for licensing and deployment services of HMSWeb in the assembly project for Plants 5 and 6 at Vale's Tubarão Complex (Espírito Santo state), which plans to invest BRL 2.4 billion in the port area alone until 2025. Another similar contract, signed with Vale, refers to the project of Water Collection and Adduction on Paraopeba River, in Minas Gerais state. “This is a new project profile in which we started to work with the client, treating tailings and improving the surroundings of regions such as Brumadinho and Mariana, in an effort to recover the areas affected by the sad accidents over the last few years, in order to guarantee that it does not happen again,” emphasizes Gaete. HMSWeb's future expectations are the best possible. The current portfolio already ensures a solid base for the years of 2021 and 2022, when the company will continue to strive and conquer new markets and clients.