Dassault partners IBM on Energy Digital Twins

  • January 24, 2023
  • William Payne

Dassault Systèmes and IBM are collaborating to build digital twin systems for the energy sector. The two companies are specifically aiming to address asset lifecycles and sustainability through the use of digital twin models.

According to a 2022 IBV Energy Sector CEO study, sustainability was identified by 58% of Energy and Resources CEOs as their greatest challenge, with 51% of them also considering it as a business opportunity that will drive growth. At the same time, 44% of CEOs cited a lack of insights from data as a problem.

To help companies ensure business continuity while achieving their sustainability goals, Dassault Systèmes and IBM will combine Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform and digital twin with IBM’s solutions for asset management, resources optimisation, environmental risk management and ESG governance.

Over the coming months, Dassault Systèmes and IBM will structure the details of their joint offering. Both companies will first target owners and operators of water / energy distribution and energy transmission projects, wind farms operators, airports and IT infrastructure projects that focus on data centres.

“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,” commented Ana Paula de Jesus Assis, Chair & General Manager, EMEA, IBM. “Throughout our own history, IBM has sought to be at the forefront of making our world a better place and our 2030 Net-Zero ambition confirms our commitment. We are developing a comprehensive and differentiated portfolio of sustainability software and consulting services, in concert with our ecosystem of partners.”

“IBM has long been a valued partner of Dassault Systèmes, and we share a deep commitment to accelerating the sustainable transformation of industries. 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,” said Florence Verzelen, Executive Vice President, Industry, Marketing and Sustainability, Dassault Systèmes. “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.”