As part of the collaboration, Dassault Systèmes and IBM will integrate the former's 3DEXPERIENCE platform and virtual twin experiences with the latter’s asset management, resources optimisation, environmental risk management, and ESG governance solutions
French software company Dassault Systèmes has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IBM to extend their partnership to expedite the sustainable transformation of asset-intensive sectors.
Under the MoU, the companies will combine their technologies to address the sustainability challenges impacting asset-intensive industries.
As part of the collaboration, Dassault Systèmes and IBM will combine the former’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform and virtual twin experiences with the latter’s asset management, resources optimisation, environmental risk management, and ESG governance solutions.
The combination of technologies is expected to support companies ensure business continuity along with attaining their sustainability goals.
The two parties expect to initially target owners and operators of water or energy distribution and energy transmission projects, wind farms operators, airports, and IT infrastructure projects that are focused on datacentres.
Any organisation including consulting or engineering firm by using the solutions from the partnership will be able to better understand existing assets, said Dassault Systèmes. This will help them to offer the transformational roadmap for modernising and optimising energy grids, airports, water distribution systems, wind farms, transportation and mobility, cities, and datacentres.
IBM EMEA chair and general manager Ana Paula de Jesus Assis said: “There is no better time to revitalise the IBM Dassault Systèmes long-term Partnership, as solving sustainability challenges requires collaboration across an advanced ecosystem of business partners.
“We are convinced that enriching virtual twins with real world data will enable companies to improve their operational efficiency and reduce their environment impact especially in asset intensive industries.”
The integration of virtual twin experiences of equipment, infrastructure, value networks and territories with solutions for streamlining meteorological and green IT data is expected to enhance collaboration and expertise sharing between manufacturing, system engineering, and operations teams.
It is also expected to combine compliance considerations with respect to industry and environmental regulations from the engineering phase to the maintenance phase.
Furthermore, the integration will support to make faster, safer, and more sustainable operational decisions for assets, people, and processes.
Dassault Systèmes marketing and sustainability executive vice president Florence Verzelen said: “This next step aims to help our customers reduce their environmental footprint in sectors that are urgent priorities in the context of today’s energy crisis.
“The combination of IBM’s sustainability software and expertise with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform, sustainability portfolio and virtual twin experiences can offer unparalleled ways to address systemic challenges in achieving net zero ambitions and driving the circular economy.”