The partnership aims to support EDF in the digitalisation of its plant engineering projects. Consequently, the intention is to strengthen plant performance and overall competitiveness of nuclear power. Arguably, it represents a major step in accelerating the digital transformation of the nuclear industry as a whole.
EDF and Dassault Systèmes are engaging in a 20-year partnership that will sustainably support industrial projects. This is thanks to the 3DExperience platform of Dassault Systèmes. Its aim is to standardize, harmonize and modernize processes and engineering methods.
Nuclear businesses will use this interactive and evolutive platform to access real-time project data. Furthermore, they will also use it to design the digital twins of nuclear plants. This can be done regardless whether they are at the design, construction or operational phase.
Capgemini, teaming up with Dassault Systèmes, will provide robust and experienced consulting, technology and systems integration services. Together, the three companies will develop and integrate digital solutions that respond to specific needs for nuclear engineering. The Hinkley Point C project, along with future EPR projects, will contribute to and benefit from this initiative.
The 3DExperience platform and the alliance between Dassault Systèmes and Capgemini have proven themselves in other industries implementing complex projects.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Group Chief Executive Officer, said regarding the project: “EDF’s nuclear engineering function has embarked on a digital switchover process seeking to align us with best engineering practices for complex projects. Therefore, this undertaking, which is key to the success of our future nuclear projects, is a concrete illustration of the EDF Group’s transformation, initiated within the scope of our CAP 2030 strategy.”
Paul Hermelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group, added: “It is very exciting to be working together with Dassault Systèmes to support EDF with its ambitious plans to transform its nuclear business. Therefore, we are happy to contribute our knowledge of the nuclear industry.”