HPC Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has won a contract to undertake an assessment study into the operational process flow, infrastructure, equipment and maintenance as well as IT landscape of Puerto Mejillones, Chile.
In a statement, HPC said it will “examine operational and maintenance processes” and evaluate their alignment and effectiveness with the business strategy, overall equipment effectiveness, the performance and quality of production, KPIs as well as the civil infrastructure, governance and IT systems.
According to HPC, the assessment will look to identify opportunities for improvement in maintenance management as well as potential to increase the performance and sustainability of the operations.
José Sáenz P, CEO at Puerto Mejillones, said, “Following our holistic port planning concept, the further development of our terminals must also be oriented towards the growing needs of the region.
“With the help of the assessment, we strive for actionable clarity to check our development strategy for its effectiveness – in the short and long term. In this way, we want to sufficiently and safely ensure the continuity of operations over the next 25 years.”
Pablo Bowen, Associate Partner at HPC and responsible for the Latin America and Caribbean region, also commented, “HPC appreciates the trust of the team of Puerto Mejillones and the great teamwork to design the strategic roadmap.”
“It allows the client to adopt high industry standards and continuously adapt them to the growing needs of future-proof Puerto Mejillones.”
For the study, HPC has teamed up with Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft for the civil and port infrastructure review, and BSPartner as experts for liquid and dry bulk, as well as with the local partner Akroscan for extensive site inspections and measurements.
During the project’s first phase, HPC was able to develop a list of more than 60 recommendations that lead to short-, medium- and long-term improvements in operational safety and higher productivity.
HPC will further support the port in the next phase, outlining detailed plans for the implementation of long-term improvement measures based on the study results from the inventory.