Dassault & Verkor Sign MOU to Boost Growth in Tech Industry
Dassault Systèmes SE
Dassault Systèmes announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Verkor, a European leader in electric vehicle and stationary batteries, to speed up the development of next-generation lithium-ion batteries and the first gigafactory that will make them.
Together, the two companies want to grow an ecosystem of batteries in Europe that will help Europe reach climate neutrality by 2050.
Under the MoU, the two companies will come up with best practices for virtual, end-to-end development of products and manufacturing processes that improve innovation and efficiency and reduce technical risks throughout the product's lifecycle.
Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform, as well as transformative knowledge and know-how from the high-tech, transportation and mobility, and energy and materials industries, will serve as catalysts for establishing new methodologies and ways to innovate sustainably in areas such as product, process, and flow simulation, supplier collaboration, and total quality management.
Verkor can get long-term help from the technical teams at Dassault Systèmes while it builds up its knowledge of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. This will help it reach levels of virtualisation that have never been seen before when it builds its first gigafactory in Dunkirk, France. Verkor will use the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to build the virtual twins of its batteries and the manufacturing process, including the gigafactory operations.
“Our collaboration with Dassault Systèmes will enable us to address the end-to-end product lifecycle process with the 3DEXPERIENCE platform,” said Christober Raj, Head of Digital, Verkor.
Verkor's first gigafactory, when completed, will produce low-carbon battery cells to support Europe's net-zero aspirations, as well as establish a European battery value chain of players and solutions. Verkor is deploying Dassault Systèmes' "High-Performance Battery" and "High-Tech Smart Factory" industry solution experiences based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform as part of this plan for seamless collaboration, modelling, and simulation in a single virtual environment.
Stéphane Sireau, Vice President, High-Tech Industry, Dassault Systèmes, said:
"Batteries are a cornerstone of a more sustainable Europe. Our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and our battery sector solutions empower battery innovation, from their chemistry definition to the design and engineering of the most advanced gigafactory. As Verkor leads the way in this sector with its ambitious gigafactory project, we can help them leverage virtual twin experiences to accelerate innovation in the development and production of sustainable and high-performance battery cells.”
Source: Dassault Systèmes