France-based Assystem and Dassault Systèmes are to combine their nuclear engineering and digital expertise to support the use of digital twin technology in next-generation nuclear technology programmes. Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and Assystem’s system engineering and project management services will be leveraged to accelerate the development of advanced modular reactors (AMRs). This “will establish one collaborative virtual ecosystem in which a customer’s specific processes and methodologies are organized to ensure the data quality and traceability needed for the efficient design and delivery of an asset”.

“The complementarity between Assystem and Dassault Systèmes makes sense for the nuclear sector,” said Christian Jeanneau, Assystem Executive Vice President, Digital & International. “Advanced modular reactor developers are introducing new concepts that can drive low-carbon energy efforts. Through our knowledge of nuclear projects, system engineering and software development, we can provide them with the infrastructure, services and support to scale their production and transform the sector.”

Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing & Sustainability at Dassault Systèmes said the 3DEXPERIENCE platform has proven its versatility in responding to the unique needs of 12 industries served by Dassault Systèmes. “Extending our long-standing partnership with Assystem to this strategic initiative will help innovators in the nuclear sector integrate best practices from other industries, industrialise their reactors, and rapidly introduce a new generation of advanced nuclear technologies.”