100% digital commissioning

Rio de Janeiro, January 31, 2018 - HMSWeb enables more sustainable commissioning of the Oficina de Santa Inês (MA), from Vale Forship Group will implement, for the first time, the 100% digital commissioning of a project from Vale, the Oficina de Santa Inês (MA). To achieve greater sustainability, the Handover Management System (HMSWeb) will be used to ensure the execution of the activities in accordance with planning, elaborated projects, established scope, deadlines, and desired quality. Constructed by Construcap, the project is a maintenance workshop for track machines on Patio 14 of the Carajás Railroad (EEFC) that connects the world’s largest open-pit iron ore mine, in Carajás (PA), to the port of Ponta da Madeira, in Maranhão. “The services performed are similar to those that we executed at the Açailândia Workshop, as well at Maranhão. Our proposal is to perform the activities without using the protocols in the physical environment. That is, we will use HMSWeb mobile version, 100% digital, reducing paper usage as much as possible”, explains Forship Group Project Manager, Marco Kronemberger. In November 2017, the company carried out the mechanical completion of the access road (by-pass), including embankment and drainage, as well as warehouse foundation, using the mobile version. Addendum signed in January, provides as well, the Commissioning management of the work of segments duplication and Special Works of Arts (OAE), bridges and overpasses, along EEFC of the Project S11D and the Ponta da Madeira Rail Terminal (TFPM). “The workshop commissioning will involve three inspectors. But the focus remains being EEFC commissioning. That is, the railway and road overpasses, railway segment duplication and fixed installations, involving around 60 employees, among coordinators, supervisors, inspectors and commissioning technicians”, adds Kronemberger.   A new way of commissioning In this Project, Forship Group takes on a new commissioning approach in the construction of fixed installations, where infrastructure aspects are contemplated in an incisive way. “At the Santa Inês Workshop, we will commission equipment for Large Machinery maintenance (MGP), such as: electromechanical jacks (for derailleurs), generators, sewage and chemical treatment stations, substations, overhead cranes and tanks for locomotives supplies, which also involve activities in mechanical, electrical, instrumental, Health, Security and Environment (SMS) disciplines. This is possible thanks to the knowledge acquired at Açailândia Workshop”, explains the project manager. HMSWeb mobile version is also used, as an experiment, in inspections throughout EEFC. “At Santa Inês Workshop and at the Marabá Supply Station, the solution will be employed in all activities. That is, in the programming activities, filling of protocols, registration, and the write-off of pending issues - all 100% digital, without printing”. “This contract is the definitive recognition of HMSWeb as a leading sustainable commissioning technology”, concludes HMSWeb Information Technology director, Luciano Gaete.

Hmsweb Advances in the Agribusiness Industry

Rio de Janeiro, June 12th, 2017 -  HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação will provide Cargill, one of the most important agribusiness companies in the world, a comprehensive package of services.   The contract signed in April covers licensing, deployment, training and support of ­HMSWeb, a technological tool for loading conveyor reversal projects at the Terminal in Santarém (PA), and implementation of a new grain dryer.   "The conquest of that client represents the advancement of HMSWeb in the agribusiness market. It is result of the good performance presented in previous projects in this industry", says the Company's Executive Officer, Luciano Gaete. This is the third contract in this area, once the HMSWeb provided services in BP Biofuels' BP Tropical Plant expansion project, in Goiás, and ADM's terminal expansion project at Santos Port (SP).   According to Gaete, Cargill, that is performing a test drive with HMSWeb to validate the effectiveness of the software in a smaller project aiming at corporate use in all their projects in the five terminals it operates in Brazil; in addition to Santos, the following units: Barcarena, Miricituba and Santarém, in the state of Pará, and Paranaguá, in the state of Paraná. "HMSWeb may also be used in the production units", says Luciano Gaete.   In the Officer's opinion, the greater challenge will be to set­up the HMSWeb in the right amount, based on information received from Cargill, so as not to overwhelm the project with un­necessary features for their business and, at the same time, maximizing the ability of team management and thus, prove the value for both larger and complex projects of the client.

HMSWeb presents Top 3 commissioning management technology at OTC 2017

HMSWeb is considered one of the world’s three best commissioning engineering management softwares Main product of the Forship Group subsidiary, this technological tool is used in shipbuilding, offshore and energy projects Houston, May 3, 2017 – Specialized in the development of IT solutions for engineering project management and control, HMSWeb Information Technology is presenting its commissioning engineering software at the Offshore Technology Conference – OTC 2017, which will be held from May 1-4 in Houston, Texas (USA). Known as HMSWeb, it has recently been recognized by international customers as one of the three best and most complete solutions for management of the quality, completion and commissioning of industrial units around the world. The position of HMSWeb© - Handover Management System – as a TOP3 in the market crowns the success of the firm founded in May 2007, as a spin-off from Forship Engenharia, a pioneer in commissioning engineering in Brazil. “ HMSWeb was born out of Forship’s need for a more complete tool for managing commissioning process activities in the projects we take part in in the offshore area”, points out Fabio Fares, CEO and Chairman of the Forship Group. The software that led to the creation of the HMSWeb subsidiary was developed for use as a proprietary tool of Forship Engenharia, which has consolidated its expertise in around 300 projects developed in Brazil and abroad. These include more than 40 offshore platforms (22 of which belong to Petrobras) operating in the Campos, Santos and Espírito Santo basins, off the coast of Brazil. Forship’s portfolio includes large Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) type platforms, with the capacity to produce 180 thousand barrels of oil a day and process 6 million m3 of gas, such as P-50 (Albacora Leste), P-53 (Marlim Leste), P-54 and P-62 (Roncador), P-58 (Parque das Baleias) - all in the Campos basin. In addition, the portfolio of projects in which Forship has taken part includes the P-55 (Roncador), the biggest semi-submersible platform built in Brazil, and the FPSO BW Pioneer, in the Cascade and Chinook basins, which was the first unit of this type to produce oil in the Gulf of Mexico and in US waters. Intelligent management “HMSWeb is a light, simple and provenly effective tool, which is suitable for large-scale complex projects as well as small operational improvement projects in existing units”, observes Luciano Gaete, Executive Director of HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação. “HMSWeb facilitates the management, control, certification and verification of all activities related to the quality control, mechanical completion, commissioning, assisted operation and ramp-up executed during project development”, complements the executive, who will present the software at the Brazilian Pavilion on May 1 at 3:30 PM. “The solution’s mobile version - HMSMobile – available since 2015, makes it possible to control and register all activities directly in the field, including the registering and clearing of backlogs, with the option of including photos and mark-ups, among other functionalities that enable field teams to achieve enormous quality and productivity gains”, as Gaete points out.

HMSWeb to expand operations with Vale

Rio de Janeiro, April 18, 2017 - Contract will consolidate the presence of the System in brownfield projects. HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Ltda. entered a new contract for the licensing, deployment, training and support to the HMSWeb system in Ongoing Vale's Northern Logistics Projects, in São Luís (MA). As part of the scope of activities, the software will operate in the installation of two 500 m³ tanks in the tank park of the Carajás Railroad (EFC) locomotive refuelling station, in addition to the compliance with Regulatory Standard NR-23, which provides on fire protection. This is the second HMSWeb brownfield project entered with Vale under the responsibility of the Department of Logistic Implantation (Dilo). The term brownfield applies to ongoing operational improvement or unit repair projects. "It is our expectation that, despite the short 12-month project, the use of HMSWeb will be perpetuated within Dilo, with new 'subprojects' being started and terminated at all times. Several concurrent projects are entered by Vale every year, which means an important market for HMSWeb", says HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Executive Director Luciano Gaete. Projects evolution HMSWeb currently has two sets of brownfield projects with Vale. "Our first contract was the Dilo Portos, which groups several ongoing projects in the area of ports. As from now, we'll have the Dilo Ferrovias, which is similar to the railway projects," Luciano Gaete explains. Following, scheduled to start in March/April, the third project, namely the Correntes Ferrosos, will be configured, this time including brownfield projects in the iron ore area. The fourth brownfield project with Vale, scheduled to start in August/September, also a 12-month project, will expand HMSWeb application to encompass ongoing South/Southeast port logistics projects. "It is our goal to expand and foster the use of HMSWeb technology by the client, both in new capital projects, similarly to S11D, Long Harbor and Moatize, and brownfield projects in ports, railways and iron ore," adds the Executive Director. For Luciano Gaete, the challenge will be to ensure HMSWeb's adherence to the specific needs of such new smaller and shorter, although in a higher number, project environment, while preserving the effectiveness that has already been testified in major capital projects. "This contract is important because it opens up new opportunities for HMSWeb, going from nearly exclusive through the construction cycle of new industrial units, to operation in the commercial operation cycle, thereby consistently contributing to the success of the projects, and during the various life stages of the asset," Gaete says.

The power of synergy

Rio de Janeiro, January 31, 2017 - ADM do Brasil to hire Forship and HMSWeb to act in management and supervision roles in the commissioning of Santos (SP) port terminal expansion. Forship Engenharia and HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Ltda. won contracts with a major agribusiness player, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) do Brasil, thus reinforcing the synergy between the companies in the group. The services under the contract, started in December, are due to be completed within a five month period, with the possibility of an extension. Forship will provide management and supervision services on the commissioning of ADM do Brasil port terminal facility expansion project in the largest port in Latin America, Santos (SP). HMSWeb Tecnologia da Informação Ltda, in turn, will act in the licensing of and provide support to its HMSWeb commissioning management system. "This contract means the consolidation of Forship Group's entry in the agribusiness segment, which is one of the most vigorous in Brazil. We will be contributing to the implementation of good practices and commissioning management tools in one of the main players in this segment", emphasizes Forship Group Vice-President Antonio Prates. The initial phase will include the gathering of information for the development of an HMSWeb system commissioning and configuration plan. Five professionals have been assigned to Santos, under the coordination of Engineer Guilherme Licht, relying on the support provided by Forship Implementation Manager Marcos Kronemberger. "Besides being accountable for the planning and monitoring of the commissioning activities performed by the systems and equipment suppliers under the project, we will be supporting the set-up of a structured culture within this area at ADM do Brasil, working in tandem with the client's teams and other subcontracted companies," adds Marcos Kronemberger. Agribusiness: a strategic sector ADM Brazil is part of US-based ADM Company group, one of the biggest players in the agribusiness worldwide. Operating in Brazil since 1997, the company has several industrial plants around the country, including the port terminal. The company, a producer of soy protein, vegetable oils, dietary fibers and bioactive agents, owns some forty grain storage silos in the states of Bahia, Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul. Forship has an expertise in this sector after the BP Biofuels' Usina Tropical expansion Commissioning management contract, in Edéia (GO), which also included the HMSWeb. "This market is very promising for the expansion of our business, expanding our already recognized performance in the Oil & Gas, Energy, Mining and Industry segments," Antonio Prates says.