Assystem reinforces its digital expertise by working with start-ups

28 June 2018

On the occasion of the World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE), Assystem, an international engineering group, today announced that it has signed partnership agreements with four start-ups specialising in digital and new technologies used in the nuclear sector: Saagie, Cosmo Tech, REBIM and SPARTE.

28 June 2018

The nuclear industry is going through an unprecedented period of change, driven by digitisation. At the same time, nuclear players have to give ever-more complex guarantees, especially in a worlf of increasing risk aversion and the need to respect strict cost control requirements. These are two key areas in which companies specialised in digitisation have a major role to play. The nuclear engineering landscape is gradually being redefined as a result of new disruptive approaches that have emerged due to the arrival of new technologies and services that are completely transforming the industry. Assystem  firmly believes that in order to offer its clients best-in-class services and expertise, it must today invest in the solutions that will shape the nuclear industry of tomorrow and join forces with high-quality partners.

Assystem teams up with Saagie to better extract, analyse and process data
In order to help its clients capitalise on their digital data, Assystem has entered into a partnership with Saagie – a company which proposes a data fabric offering (a converged platform that supports the storage, processing, analysis and management of disparate data) – with a view to developing and deploying business-specific applications. Through this partnership, Assystem's data scientists will have access to the most advanced tools on the market and we will be able to offer clients new industrial data science services. The main objectives are to optimise the engineering and operation phases of nuclear projects, notably by proposing data-guided maintenance services using the latest artificial intelligence technologies.

Assystem and Cosmo Tech partner to provide augmented intelligence for managing complex nuclear projects
The engineering and operation of nuclear infrastructure involve complex systems based on varied and highly distributed data and expertise. This makes it challenging to always complete projects on time and on budget. Thanks to its experience in the construction of nuclear power plants, Assystem holds in-depth knowledge that can be leveraged by developing the digital twin concept (i.e. creating digital copies of facilities) and mathematical algorithms that capitalise on the knowledge of our specialists. Assystem and Cosmo Tech are proposing an augmented intelligence offering that will factor in this expertise and analyse its impact on the performance of projects in order to offer the best, decision-support solutions.

Assystem joins forces with REBIM to develop open data architecture for nuclear projects
Nuclear infrastructure requires a large amount of varied and fragmented data, which can cause difficulties in both the engineering and operation phases of projects. In view of this, putting in place a more efficient, data-centric approach needs an open-data architecture. This type of interoperable platform facilitates the creation of data models and, via latest-generation programming interfaces, enables Assystem to offer clients a wide range of customised applications in areas such as managing machinery, more rapidly preparing inspection rounds and managing spare parts. It is for all of these reasons that Assystem and REBIM have decided to join forces in order to propose bespoke digital solutions specifically adapted to client needs.

Assystem and SPARTE sign a partnership agreement on BIM that paves the way for the first, smart infrastructure
The philosophy behind BIM (Building Information Modelling) is clear. However, the challenge now is to be able to use the content BIM provides in order to give it a practical dimension that makes it more than just a 3D model with added static data.

Thanks to its smart operating system called CITADEL, SPARTE has created a dynamic framework for infrastructure digital twins by gradually giving them an environment based on data that is hierarchised in real time, as well as limitless technological compatibility (augmented/virtual reality, artificial intelligence, big data, blockchain, real-time 3D etc.), which provides for efficient and effective performance of digitised business processes (e.g. maintenance, training, purchasing, marketing and design).

The alliance between Assystem and SPARTE will leverage the powerful synergies between Assystem's engineering experience and SPARTE’s technological expertise in order to develop high value-added solutions that will give clients forward-looking and far-sighted control over their operating environment. Immersive and collaborative design review, digital and immersive training, secure, real-time data management, augmented mobility of on-site support resources, real-time 3D interactive visualisation, modular testing and certification, real-time communications and oversight, and predictive maintenance are just a few examples of the deep potential that this partnership has to offer.

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