Dassault Systèmes has partnered with European engineering company Assystem to digitally transform nuclear engineering.


Through the collaboration, the firms intend to use digital technologies to improve the management and industrial performance while enhancing engineering efficiency of complex engineering projects.

As part of this effort, Assystem’s Energy and Infrastructure division will deploy Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform to build a new information system for its engineering missions on nuclear facilities.

The platform will also support engineering data management, configuration management, procurement, program management and resourcing capabilities.

Dassault Systèmes energy, process and utilities industry vice-president Thomas Grand said: "Together with Assystem and its engineering expertise, the 3DExperience platform can support the full development of equipment and plants by enabling the virtual integration of their entire lifecycle requirements from the outset, improving safety, efficiency, profitability and sustainability."

Additionally, the collaboration will identify specific challenges and needs of the nuclear sector.

Dassault said that the firms will use knowledge to develop solution experiences based on the 3DExperience platform to digitally transform processes and methodologies, improve efficiency and, ultimately, enhance the owner and operator experience.

Assystem Energy and Infrastructure division CEO Stéphane Aubarbier said: "The new partnership with Dassault Systèmes enhances our unique positioning in the support to clients aimed at the improvement of the performance of their nuclear infrastructures thanks to digital technologies."

The the 3DExperience platform is currently being used by Assystem for all of its engineering activities in the UK, for a waste management project for the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) research project.

Image: Assystem and Dassault intend to improve engineering efficiency of nuclear engineering. Photo: courtesy of Dassault Systèmes/Business Wire.