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Malaysia’s oil and gas industry aims to become more competitive by investing in new technology and specialized skills

Singapore, January 16st, 2019 - Oil was first discovered in Miri, Sarawak in 1910; an event which marked the birth of the Malaysian oil and gas (O&G) industry. Malaysia has since been a popular recipient of investments, which has brought about numerous employment opportunities, technological progress and the development of specialized skills within the local industry. Despite fierce competition from other oil and gas-exporting countries in the region and a recent decrease in gas production and shallow water producing oil fields, Malaysia remains a major oil producer, Southeast Asia’s largest natural gas exporter, and the world’s second-largest exporter of Liquefied Natural Gas. There are in fact more than 3,500 O&G companies in the country, both local and international; and the industry is responsible for 20 to 30 percent of Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Aiming to reaffirm its place as a regional and global O&G hub, Malaysia is actively seeking to develop innovative and cost-effective technologies in order to find ways to economically and sustainably recover reserves at maturing and marginal fields. Governmental initiatives The contraction of the Malaysian O&G sector has prompted the government to initiate reforms in order to increase production. Therefore, the government is working to encourage investments in Enhanced Oil Recovery and to boost the development of marginal and deep water fields. Malaysia has also invested in refining activities, and through eight different facilities and 539,000 barrels per day, the country is almost able to fully meet its domestic demand for petroleum products. In 2016, the Malaysian Petroleum Resources Corporation (MPRC), working in collaboration with government agencies, introduced the O&G Innovation and Technology Collaboration platform which aims to increase technology development in the country. Technological innovations Malaysia is increasing the development of robotics and drones which will help improve safety and minimize the risk of incidents on platforms, and also increase operational efficiency. Much attention is also directed towards mobile technology with the use of smart sensors designed to connect workers, who receive more and more trainings to be able to operate software systems and ensure their smooth running. The increased use of digitalization mixed with the right talent within the Malaysian O&G services and equipment (OGSE) industry will lead to both better plant reliability and less upkeep and repair. Engineering and digital transformation In 2007 HMSWeb was established as a Forship spin-off company, combining both IT solutions and engineering knowledge. A complete solution for the management of quality processes and commissioning for O&G, mining, power transmission, and more industries. HMSWeb is available as HMSWeb software and HMSMobile app, and it enables faster data collection, synchronized records and better organization, as it controls and delivers automatic reports. With a database of hundreds of executed projects in different industries and enterprises, HMSWeb can generate analytics and consequently obtain trends and insights on different projects aspects to reduce the incidence of backlogs, to identify and understand the reasons of the problems faced in the past, to increase productivity through new ways of planning and executing field activities, among other benefits.

HMSWeb © takes on new "flights"

Rio de Janeiro, October 30, 2018 - Company wins the first contract in the airport infrastructure area It is not new that HMSWeb Information Technology is always prospecting and winning over new spaces in the market, as well as continually proving the flexibility and effectiveness of our solution. Specifically in the infrastructure area, where we have an extensive curriculum in port and railroad projects, the company is now taking on new ‘flights’: the Handover Management System (HMSWeb©) software was chosen by TSA for the commissioning management of the project of revitalization and expansion of the Salgado Filho International Airport, in Porto Alegre (RS), the 9th largest in Brazil. The contract strengthens the partnership with TSA Engenharia, which started in 2015 with the expansion project of the Port Integrator Terminal Luiz Antônio Mesquita (TIPLAM), with Vale Fertilizantes, in Santos (SP), and deployed in two other projects with TSA as a direct client: Repumping of Residues in the Trombetas Terminal (PA), for the mining company MRN Mineração, and the Ferro Viga +4 project, of Ferrous Resources, in Congonhas (MG). “This partnership was definitely established with the incorporation of HMSWeb as TSA’s commissioning management platform for its clients,” said Luciano Gaete, CEO of HMSWeb. The contract schedules the software licensing until the end of 2019. “The entire service will be performed by the client, an experienced user of our technology. Therefore, the main challenge is to ensure total compliance of the platform with the specific requirements of an airport project, which we are doing successfully”, concludes.

HMSWeb© enhances its performance in the agribusiness sector with Cargill

Rio de Janeiro, September 19, 2018 - The commissioning of Cargill’s terminal, in Porto Velho (RO), gains efficiency with the HMSMobile© application The company HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Ltda. won its third contract within the agribusiness sector with one of the most important world players in the area: Cargill, a multinational company based in the state of Minnesota (USA) which acts in food production and processing. Last March, the company, Forship Group’s right arm with specialization in Information Technologies (IT) solutions development, started the licensing, implementation, configuration and training of the Handover Management System (HMSWeb©) software and of its movable component, the HMSMobile© application. This was done with the purpose of commissioning the Retrofit & Truck Dumper’s project for the Porto Velho (RO) Cargill’s terminal. In full use since April, the HMSWeb© gained a 10 score from the client, who recognized its contribution to the improvement of the unit’s commissioning process, that will go on until October. The new contract, in addition to the other two already carried out for Cargill and which involved activities at the Santarém (PA) port terminal, consolidates the position of the company next to its client. “Our main challenge is to ensure the total adhesion of the solution to the project and the possibility the case repeats itself in other Cargill’s projects in Brazil and Latin America, paving the way for Forship to be contracted for Commissioning engineering services and consolidating the performance of the group within the Infrastructure and agribusiness market,” noted Luciano Gaete. According to him, in the first projects with Cargill, the entire scope of activities was related to the implementation of HMSWeb©. However, since 2017, we have prospected some opportunities with a wider scope involving Forship’s engineering services as well. “And we were successful with this strategy,” says the CEO of HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação, Luciano Gaete, citing as examples other Cargill’s projects that are currently under negotiation.

HMSWeb© becomes a Microsoft partner

Rio de Janeiro, August 14, 2018 - A commissioning management platform is available for consultants, clients and Microsoft partners on a global scale. The company HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação is now part of the Independent Software Vendors (ISV) global network, which includes independent developers, clients and Microsoft Corporation partners. The HMSWeb© was also made available among the computing services in Microsoft’s cloud, AppSource and Marketplace ( https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/web-apps/hmsweb.hmsweb_handover_management_system?tab=Overview ). Any user that may be interested in the solution can check it, wherever they are. “The Azure user has now a homologated and partner solution that entirely meets the demand for a platform specialized in the management of quality processes, mechanical completion and commissioning. By using keywords such as completions or commissioning, Microsoft clients will have access to our solution, being thus able to share opportunities,” highlights the CEO of HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação, Luciano Gaete. “We are already acting in two opportunities, with a local unit of a multinational company in the food sector and with a global sea shipping operator,” he reveals. Good business ahead With the partnership, HMSWeb gains access to Microsoft contact and client list. At the same time, this company offers a wider range of solutions available in the Azure cloud, especially in the industrial segment, one of the focal points of the global strategy defined in 2017 by the American company. The CEO and president of the Forship Group, Fabio Fares, believes the inclusion of the HMSWeb© in Microsoft platforms will allow the IT subsidiary to reach a significant growth rate. “This partnership adds value in an objective way by means of the opening of contact networks and sharing of opportunities on a global scale, and it also does so in a subjective way when it comes to reputation, image and maximization of reliability in the solution,” he asserts. “The strength of the Microsoft brand, which carries out a thorough assessment of its partners, upgrades the quality of our services that is perceived by current and, mainly, future clients,” concluded Fares.

A Mine of Opportunities

Rio de Janeiro, August 1st, 2018 - HMSWeb wins the first contract with the German industry group thyssenkrupp and increases its performance within the mining sector with new projects and traditional partners, such as Vale, with which it acts since 2011. The Handover Management System (HMSWeb©) software, along with its mobile component, the HMSMobile© application, positions itself as one of the more flexible tools in the market; it works for different enterprises, from the transposition of the São Francisco River to the commissioning of large industrial plants in the most diverse markets. It was also chosen by the German industry group thyssenkrupp to support a project in the mining sector. “This achievement consolidates and enhances our participation in this market, where we have been acting from the beginning of the decade: we started a partnership with Vale S.A. in 2011, and today HMSWeb is a mandatory solution in all its projects around the world. As a matter of fact, it has been used in several enterprises in America and Africa,” highlights Luciano Gaete, the CEO of HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação. In addition to Vale, HMSWeb, as well as Forship, acted in the projects of several mining companies, such as Mineração Rio Norte, Ferrous Ressources do Brasil, Anglo American and Samarco. Project might be expanded Since February and with a duration of six months, the services performed include the licensing and implementation, setting and training of Information Technology (IT) solutions created by HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Ltda., a company belonging to the Forship Group. The contract covers the licensing of the HMSWeb and implementation, training and support services. However, if there was any interest from the parent company, activities might be expanded, including Forship’s engineering services. “The client’s direction sees the need to invest in better practices and management platforms for the commissioning process. With the perspective of using our solution in other projects, new opportunities to extend this partnership may present themselves,” says Luciano Gaete.




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