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Porto do Açu

Introduction

The Porto do Açu Industrial Complex is a port developed by the company Prumo Logística, which has implemented one of the most modern concepts of port-industry in its design. Located in the city of São João da Barra, 123 km from the Campos Basin, in the State of Rio de Janeiro, the complex has two port terminals (T1 and T2) and handles several types of cargo. This port, pioneer in Brazil, has an industrial district and a rear area for the storage and handling of cargo, and it also includes a metalworking hub, shipyards, an oil treatment plant, thermo power stations, a naval repair terminal, among others.

Challenges

Building a safe environment to meet the demands of the largest consumer markets in the world

Logistics, one of the fastest growing industries in Brazil, requires advanced technology to ensure reliable security to meet the international standard demanded by the largest consumer markets in the world.

The Porto do Açu needed to create a flexible, reliable and mission-critical (24h / 365 days) infrastructure throughout the port, providing a safe and efficient environment to become an oil and gas hub in Brazil.

Solution

Through the application of technology, it will be possible to control all the security and communication of the port.

To meet that standard, NEC has deployed integrated systems that simultaneously manage a video monitoring system with 58 CCTV cameras, access control equipment and NEC’s iPASOLINK-based outdoor wireless network for the industrial complex.

Using technology, it will be possible to control all the security and communication of the port, which will count on a closed-circuit TV and two communication networks: a fiber-optic system and a radiofrequency iPasolink system. The installation of two communication networks will provide greater security. For example, if, for some reason, one of the networks is unable to operate, there will be a backup network to ensure the operation of the port in any scenario. The project will also count on an IP network and wi-fi access.

“In the T1 and T2 terminals of the Porto do Açu, we are using the latest information and communication technology. In this regard, Brazil is already more than ready for exporting to the largest and most demanding markets in the planet, once we count on the highest international standard of quality”, says the president of NEC Brazil, Daniel Mirabile.

Project Figures

- CCTV Cameras: 58
- Access Control Devices: 8 x Turnstiles / 4 x Car Barriers / 54 x Door Readers
- Servers, Workstations, Switches and Access Points
- Cabling Infrastructure: Copper and Optic Fiber
- iPasolink for failover communication with central office

Results

The Porto do Açu has been consolidating as one of the safest and most efficient port-industry complexes in Brazil.

Using NEC´s integrated systems, the Porto do Açu meets the international security protocol ISPS (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code). The Protocol seeks to ensure, among other things, that the entire perimeter of the port and the pier is enclosed and safe, with a surveillance system that controls the entry and exit of people and vehicles, avoiding the shipping of loads and people that may put a country at risk.

“In addition to reducing the logistics cost of operations, a port that follows the ISPS can export goods to any country in the world”, says Mirabile.

Through NEC´s intelligent technology solutions, it was possible to streamline operations and reduce the spending with resources of public power and private companies, helping the sustainable development of cities with solutions that ensure the efficiency and safety.

(JUL 15, 2016)

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