Dassault Systèmes, McPhy Energy and Visiativ are collaborating to drive the green energy transition, by enabling McPhy to increase the competitiveness of its low-carbon hydrogen production and distribution equipment, and confirm its role as a key partner for the hydrogen market.
The three leaders in their fields have teamed up for McPhy’s deployment of Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to optimize the performance of its equipment as well as the processes and tools used across its development, engineering and production centers in France, Germany and Italy. McPhy – a long-time SOLIDWORKS customer – chose to move to a collaborative business platform deployed by the Visiativ team.
This would deliver the collaborative design and product life cycle management capabilities to support its growth strategy as it scales up its business, in particular with the preparation for its new Gigafactory in France in 2024.
“The Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE platform deployed by Visiativ will help us structure our teams and our business. A unified architecture across all our sites (France, Italy and Germany) is a key step in McPhy’s industrial scale-up, with the aim of optimizing collaborative processes across our European technology teams. We will also reduce our time-to-market in product development and project engineering for our clients, in particular by modelling the manufacturing process before our products are launched on the market,” said Benoît Barrière, Chief Technology Officer of McPhy.
Reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 implies switching most of the world’s total energy consumption away from fossil fuels. McPhy’s electrolyzers and low-carbon hydrogen refueling stations are increasingly recognized by the industrial, mobility and energy markets as a viable solution to decarbonize their activities. Green hydrogen can be used to decarbonize the industrial sector as an energy carrier or as a raw material for steel production. It also can be turned into clean fuel to charge hydrogen vehicles, injected into gas networks, or used as an energy storage solution to help complement the renewable energy transition.
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform will enable McPhy to leverage knowledge and know-how across the enterprise by standardizing processes and design and simulation applications, centralizing data and project management, and facilitating interaction among its teams.
“As the world shifts away from the use of fossil fuels, our 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers new technological approaches to innovation across all phases of the life cycle, for equipment and products that contribute to a more sustainable economy,” said Philippe Bartissol, Vice President, Industrial Equipment industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Game-changers like McPhy can collaborate, innovate and manage the entire product life cycle in one virtual twin experience.”
Visiativ, a digital transformation partner of Dassault Systèmes, is accompanying McPhy ’s deployment of the platform with integration and support services that enable all users to better collaborate and innovate by centralizing data and project management. This structuring and this multidisciplinary project was made possible thanks to the knowledge of Dassault Systèmes’ solutions combined with the understanding of the customer’s issues on the ground.
“The success of this partnership is thanks to the collaboration, mutual trust, and commitment of McPhy, Dassault Systèmes and Visiativ,” said Laurent Fiard, CEO, Visiativ. “We are delighted to support McPhy in this global project in line with their innovation transformation strategy. It is a perfect example of how the hydrogen industry is positioning for success in reaching carbon neutrality by 2050 and we are proud to partner with McPhy and the hydrogen industry on this journey.”