HMSWeb works on O&G project O&G project in the Argentine Patagonia

Rio de Janeiro, December 21th, 2022 - Our 4.0 solution was adopted by Techint in yet another venture in the Vaca Muerta oil region The success of HMSWeb's partnership with Techint has been confirmed by yet another project: the expansion of the CPF (Central Processing Facility), Pluspetrol's hydrocarbon Central Processing Unit in La Calera, its main upstream asset in the oil region of Vaca Muerta, in the province of Neuquén. This is the 9th enterprise conducted by Techint that uses the HMSWeb© (Handover Management System) tool, within the corporate contract signed by the Argentinean EPC company, which has a global presence. "We have also worked with Techint on other projects in the area, including the Néstor Kirchner Gas Pipeline, which will connect Vaca Muerta to Salliqueló (Buenos Aires province) by 2023, increasing the natural gas transportation system's capacity by 25%, ensuring the flow of the region's growing production," says the director of HMSWeb Information Technology, Luciano Gaete. "The contract follows the standard scope, licensing (16 months), configuration, training, and support of HMSWeb©, with the corporate management of the projects being the responsibility of Techint's subsidiary in Mexico, which manages the corporate contract and the projects in which we operate," explains the executive. 100% digital solution = 100% remote operation One of the biggest challenges is the area's isolation, in the west of the country, in the northern part of Argentine Patagonia, more than 1200 km from Buenos Aires and more than 100 km from Neuquén, which is the capital of the province with the same name. This requires more complex logistics as well as accommodation of the labor force. But this does not represent a challenge for HMSWeb. "This, as well as the 50 active projects in which HMSWeb participates at this time, will be deployed and supported 100% remotely. Even before the pandemic, we had already adopted this work arrangement for most of our projects," explains Gaete, saying that the task is well cared for. "The person responsible for all projects with Techint, including La Calera, is the implementation and support consultant Mariana Mendonça, who has been with the Forship Group for over 20 years!", concludes the executive.

A new HMSWeb record

Rio de Janeiro, October 19th, 2022 - Company reaches the milestone of 50 simultaneously active projects. The number of projects in which HMSWeb Information Technology had teams in action in 2022 are an unequivocal proof of the excellence of the 4.0 solution created by the Brazilian group: there are 50 projects ongoing simultaneously, a milestone that was reached in October. "We have concluded 13 projects and won another 18 this year, in addition to those that are in progress in different segments - mining, oil and gas, energy, agribusiness, among others," says Luciano Gaete, HMSWeb's director. Most of the 50 projects are in mining (36), oil and gas (10 projects) and sectors in which the Brazilian company has been outstanding: energy (3) and agribusiness (1). "We have a stake in large Vale enterprises (10 contracts were signed this year), besides flagship projects in the oil and gas segment, such as Mero 3 (contracts with MISC Berhad and Siemens) and the LNG Regasification Terminal of São Paulo (TRSP), of Compass (contracted by Concremat), and also in international ventures, with Techint and VALE", adds the executive. He highlights that the number of corporate clients, with multiple projects, also increased this year. "The growth in the number of simultaneous projects represents the consolidation of HMSWeb in the market and the recognition of our solution as the best available for quality process management, mechanical completion, and commissioning," concludes the executive.

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

A year of great achievements

Rio de Janeiro, July 14th, 2021 - New contracts and ongoing projects consolidate HMSWeb's milestones HMSWeb won four new contracts for its portfolio, confirming the expectations regarding the return of activities in the markets in which it actuates. In addition to the ongoing contracts, the company reaches a milestone of 40 active projects with 13 clients and expects a record revenue. MINING: CAPTIVE MARKET Three of the new contracts, covering licensing and implementation and support services, are related to the mining area: two with Vale, covering VALS11DM10 and VALGELADO projects, in the S11D Eliezer Batista Complex, and one with TSA Engenharia (TSAMUSA1 project), regarding Mineração Usiminas (MUSA). Once more HMSWeb take part in projects at S11D, the largest mining complex in Vale's history. The VALGELADO refers to the Gelado program, which provides the recovery of 10 million tons per year of iron ore from tailing dams. It covers a plant of magnetic concentration and recovery of iron ore arising from dams, in addition to the construction of Apinha road, which aims to improve the urban mobility in Parauapebas (PA), where the complex is located. The VALS11DM10 project aims to expand in more 10 Mtpa (million tons of iron ore per year) the production capacity of the complex, which today corresponds to 90Mtpa. “With regard to Vale, with which we developed a vibrant relationship for over a decade, we are expecting, at least, 10 new projects in the next months, continually reinforcing the importance of HMSWeb in the management of its projects commissioning”, says the CEO for HMSWeb Information Technology, Luciano Gaete. With TSA, the software is being licensed for the commissioning project of Dry Stacking of Mineração Usiminas. It is a new system of filtered tailing disposal which will allow Musa to end the cycle of using dams for the disposal of tailings generated in the iron ore processing. REINFORCED POSITION IN THE AGRIBUSINESS The fourth contract won by HMSWeb is in agribusiness area: The CRLTEGNET project, related to the expansion and modernization (Revamp) of the Terminal Exportador do Guarujá (TEG - Guarujá Exporter Terminal), one of the three terminals operated by Cargill in Baixada Santista, in the area that has the largest port complex of the country. The contract scope is the licensing of HMSWeb, a tool that is well-known by the contracting party team. “These four new projects, in addition to the others we executed this year, demonstrate that our strategy is correct. We expect to double the revenue in relation to the previous year, reaching the highest result of HMSWeb history”, assesses Gaete, highlighting other milestones that placed the company in a prominent position in the market in which it actuates. “From January to September, we celebrated 20 contracts with long-term clients, as Vale and Techint, and with new partners. We currently have 40 active projects with 13 clients, which represent another milestone”, calculates the executive. “We consolidate our presence in new markets, as Paper and Cellulose industry, and we reinforce our position along with the clients. All this, added to the excellent commercial perspectives under development, certainly make us very optimistic and confident in the future of HMSWeb and Forship Group”, he concludes.

Taking care of your health when working from home

Rio de Janeiro, June 22nd, 2021 - Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone by surprise. Suddenly, people were forced to adapt to new work models in order to reduce the spreading risk of the disease. “Due to that sudden change, the adjustment process of this so called new normal was accelerated, inevitably generating other problems, since working from home was not very conducted”, observes Jéssica Ximenes, AQS (Quality, Safety and Environment Advisory Service) coordinator.      She mention that such fact, along with the pressure caused by the pandemic, has made an even higher impact on people, making them insecure about keeping their jobs and reducing their incomes, for instance. In this context, Forship has made immeasurable effort to ensure its employees’ wellbeing, especially regarding to mental health.      “Besides campaigns with initiatives and tips, the employee started to count on medical and psychological remote consultations by app. A primary service has been ensured in order to help them to maintain their wellbeing. Get to know some of them to preserve your mental health Avoid the excess of information about the impacts caused by Coronavirus, which may be harmful and generate anguish and anxiety. Fake and sensationalist news may increase fear, eventually causing panic and depression. Take pauses: a way to avoid exhaustion, mental depletion, failures and accidents is having breaks in long work periods. Social contact: use technology to be in touch with coworkers, friends and family members.      Besides, another important fact to ensure the employee’s wellbeing is his/her physical conditioning. Some actions can be taken in the domestic environment that can help not only the physical condition, but also mental. Posture: always try to adopt proper posture and furniture. Exercises: in order to handle with the work routine, the body must be healthy and with strengthened and stretched muscles. Avoid sedentary lifestyle is an important step to ensure health and a better quality of life inside and outside the work environment. Stretches: stretches can be done any time of the day, sitting or standing. They are also very easy to do, they help to relax the muscles and relief lumbar pain and in other body parts.   Following these tips, you will fight against some ills caused by the pandemic, contributing to your mental health and also for your work productivity.