French software company Dassault Systemes is to develop cooperation with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom to offer joint products on the world market, Stephane Declee, vice president of Dassault Systèmes, told journalists at a knowledge management forum in Moscow on 15 April. Dassault Systèmes has been a partner of Rosatom since 2009, in particular, NIAEP, which heads Rosatom’s engineering division. NIAEP uses a Dassault platform for its Multi-D technology for management of the lifecycle of NPP design and construction, Declee noted, adding that Dassault Systèmes currently has several promising projects both with NIAEP and Rosatom.

One of these deals with development of a NPP digital model, which can optimize NPP operations, he said. The project is being implemented in cooperation with IBM. Other projects, including those for knowledge management, are at the stage of discussion. Declee also noted that the technologies developed using Dassault Systèmes’ software were used at three NPPs under construction by Rosatom: two in Russia and one abroad.