Damen picks Dassault for digital transformation

MARCH 9, 2017 —Dassault Systèmes (Paris:DSY) says that Damen Shipyards Group has selected its 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its marine and offshore industry solution experiences to digitally transform its operations.

The "Designed for Sea," "Winning Bid for Sea," "Optimized Production for Sea," and "On Time to Sea" solutions integrate sales, marketing, design, engineering, manufacturing and services.

Dassault says that the solutions will help Damen Shipyards Group, with 32 shipyards and 9,000 employees, to improve collaboration, optimize its existing products, processes and services, and accelerate the delivery of innovative and configurable products.

As the complexity of its shipbuilding portfolio increases, Damen Shipyards is digitally transforming its operations to unify collaboration across its engineering offices, shipbuilding sites and suppliers, efficiently manage its portfolio and respond to customer needs with agility.

Dassault Systèmes says that its platform provides Damen Shipyards with a single digital environment that connects requirements, regulations and project planning with full traceability. Teams can capture and reuse existing data across all business units, handle design changes with high reactivity, plan manufacturing early in the design process, and collaborate with suppliers to deliver ships on time and on cost. Damen Shipyards can more efficiently manage programs and product portfolios to support after-sales services and the launch of new products.

"Following a thorough analysis of marketplace solutions, we selected Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform to execute our digital strategy and add value to our business," said Aart Rupert, CIO, Damen Shipyards. "Dassault Systèmes' portfolio of M&O improves and supports collaboration and operational performance across Damen, to better serve Damen's customers worldwide."

"Competitive shipbuilders must explore new ways to leverage the advanced technologies that are defining a new era in shipbuilding and gain an edge in the industry," said Alain Houard, Vice President, Marine & Offshore Industry, Dassault Systèmes. "The 3DEXPERIENCE platform and our industry solution experiences transform shipbuilding practices to support strategic objectives. The digital management of complex projects, collaboration across multisite ecosystems, efficient production planning, and virtually exploring alternative design scenarios all impact the delivery of high-quality vessels that meet – or better yet – exceed their customers' expectations."

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