About the Customer
Électricité de France S.A. is a French electric utility company, largely owned by the French state. Headquartered in Paris, with average $82 billion in revenues, EDF operates a diverse portfolio of 120 plus gigawatts of generation capacity in Europe, South America, North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
Scope and Challenges
EDF were looking for a platform that will help them in the digitalization of its plant engineering projects, strengthening plant performance and overall competitiveness of nuclear power.
On 27th of June, 2018 Dassault Systèmes and Capgemini announced the signing of a long-term partnership agreement for the digital transformation of EDF’s nuclear engineering and its ecosystem. It represented a major step in accelerating the digital transformation of the nuclear industry as a whole.
Outcome and Implications
EDF and Dassault Systèmes engaged in a 20-year partnership that will sustainably support industrial projects thanks to the 3DEXPERIENCE platform of Dassault Systèmes which is designed to standardize, harmonize and modernize processes and engineering methods.
This PPM platform will is used by nuclear businesses to access real-time project data. It is also used to design the digital twins of nuclear plants whether they are at the design, construction or operational phase. Together, the three companies will develop and integrate digital solutions that respond to specific needs for nuclear engineering.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, EDF Group Chief Executive Officer: "EDF’s nuclear engineering function has embarked on a digital switchover process seeking to align us with best engineering practices for complex projects. 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. We are proud to be supported by reliable and highly respected partners like Dassault Systèmes and Capgemini, who are able to support us over the long term, understand our requirements and help us to co-construct a project engineering process".
Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes said: “The digital transformation of the energy industry is happening and accelerating. Our 20-year agreement with EDF and our ongoing alliance with Capgemini are a testimony to this change. Dassault Systèmes has a strong global footprint in the energy sector including nuclear—our solutions are used to manage the complexity of two-thirds of the world’s nuclear reactors and four-fifths of those under construction. Along with Capgemini and the maturity of our 3DEXPERIENCE platform, we will deliver new nuclear engineering experiences to EDF that can help inspire transformation throughout the sector.”
Paul Hermelin, Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group: “It is very exciting to be working together with Dassault Systèmes to support EDF with its ambitious plans to transform its nuclear business. We are using our in-depth knowledge of the nuclear sector and our world-renowned specialist technical skills to make a success of this project. Our partnership with Dassault Systèmes is a major step in our global roll-out strategy, whether it concerns the energy sector or PLM market.”
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