Topside 4.0 involves the digitalization of the complete life cycle of a topside offshore project. It is designed to provide a link between the design tools and optimization tools. Digital twins are created to replicate a real asset and simulate how the asset will work and behave under certain scenarios and how it will interact with the entire facility. These twins can also be used to train personnel, allowing them to interact with the twin and simulate different working conditions. This approach saves significant costs, particularly for larger and more expensive projects. Our hardware and software solutions will enable the dramatic change in cost structures that the Mexican industry really needs. That is what we bring to Mexico, to PEMEX and to all the new companies in every sector of the oil and gas industry.
Social aspects are extremely important for large-scale projects such as wind farms. There are regions in Mexico that are more sensitive than others, like indigenousowned lands. Wind energy companiesare bound by law to perform a social impact assessment, which is challenging now because not all the regulations and guidelines have been defined. A right approach to the communities implies close interaction and well-designed communication strategies that get the message clearly to the communities. Many communities in Mexico tend to think that infrastructure projects are equal to money but they must keep in mind that private companies are not the government. Project developers should have social plans to make a positive impact on the project’s surrounding communities but these plans do not substitute government actions.