NTS ended its participation in Rio Pipeline this Thursday (05), last day of the event, with a speech by the Commercial Director, Ricardo Pinto, in the forum "The Main Challenges for the New Gas Market", with the participation of Engineer Ramon Loback of Integrity Management and Life Cycle Management and two papers: "Design and Constraints for Civil Work Keeping the Pipeline in Operation" (Helen Tambolin) and "Developing a Robust Stress Corrosion Cracking Management Plan for a Safe Operation" (Ramon Loback).


At the NTS booth, criminal lawyer Tathiana Costa (Carvalho Costa Advogados) spoke about "Compliance and Criminal Liability of Business Managers" and, afterwards, the following topics were again discussed: Pipeline Integrity Management (Bernardo Pessoa and Rodrigo Silva), New Gas Market (Bruno Piloto and Maurício Lopes) and Natural Gas Transport in the Southeast Grid (Rodrigo Mazza


Then the highlight of the afternoon were the presentations and awards of the winners of Ideation Week, the hackathon that NTS has promoted since 08/30 in partnership with the Startup Factory. 

There were 10 competing groups that developed innovative work based on the challenges: Operations, Analytics and Personnel.

The winners were Danilo Sousa (mechanical engineer), Marcos Mazarin (IT) and Marco Abdalad (statistician), who developed the Visio Analytics project (top photo), which would use drone technology and Machine Learning focused on mitigating the associated NTS operation risks. They won BRL 10 thousand as a prize and intend to apply the money to the project's evolution: "We learned a lot these days and saw that we were able to create a viable, applicable solution. This makes us even more excited, we want to keep working on it", they explained.

Second place went to the Primeio team, dedicated to Culture and People, and third place to the Auster project, from the Operations area.