Global engineering and technology company, PhDsoft is developing the modeling of infrastructure assets for the Multicargo Terminal (T-MULT), at Porto do Açu, creating digital twins. The modeling is part of a project contemplated with resources obtained through a public notice from the Financier of Studies and Projects (Finep).

“With the support of Finep, we are developing technology for a new segment, which is infrastructure. The use of C4D, PhDsoft’s digital twin, attests to the pioneering spirit of Porto do Açu, the largest enterprise in Latin America in the port area, and represents PhDsoft’s expansion in the port sector, serving various types of assets in Açu, digitally transforming engineering to meet inspection, maintenance, integrity and cost optimization activities”, says Duperron Marangon Ribeiro, CEO of PhDsoft.

Terminal operating 24/7 since 2016, T-MULT has the capacity to handle different types of solid bulk, such as minerals and fertilizers, in addition to general cargo, containers and project cargo. Since the beginning of operations at the Multicargo Terminal, in 2016, 5.9 million tons have already been handled, with an average annual growth of 45%, which consolidates T-MULT as an important logistics solution in the Southeast region.

The best in technology

“Açu Port Administration seeks to attract the best in technology. We offer the Port of Açu as a laboratory and, in the case of PhDsoft, our Multicargo Terminal so that the company can carry out research and development of digital twins applied to the port area, a project that goes very well with our initiatives aimed at innovation and digital transformation”, explains Luiz Gustavo Cruz, General Manager of Port Control and Infrastructure at Porto do Açu.

In addition to T-MULT’s equipment and assets, including the Terminal’s mooring berth, PhDsoft will also model the nautical signaling buoys for the access channel to Terminal 2 of the Port.

“We have biweekly meetings throughout the project and, currently, we are in the asset survey phase and the necessary documentation to build the digital models”, explains Duperron.

A pioneer in the development of digital twins, PhDsoft provides the technology to more than 110 assets worldwide. Among the company’s customers are Modec, Subsea7, Shell and the Port of Houston.

“We have been working at the Port of Houston for two years modeling cranes, and this initiative with Porto do Açu will be PhDsoft’s first port infrastructure modeling in Brazil. It is a great project and we are happy with the partnership with Finep and Porto do Açu , a strategic enterprise for the country, where several important projects are converging and which we want to participate in the future”, highlights Rosana Ellis, Director of Operations at PhDsoft.

Digital transformation

For Newton Hamatsu, Innovation superintendent at Finep, projects related to the digital transformation of the economy are very important. On the one hand, they open up new markets for the companies that develop the solutions. On the other hand, they bring great potential for expanding the productivity of the economy, with positive results for society as a whole.

“In this sense, Finep has made available a list of support instruments with a view to stimulating innovation projects, digital transformation being one of the most frequent themes. These instruments seek to encourage the business sector to develop innovative projects that can generate positive results for the Country”, concludes Hamatsu.