BHP forms tech partnership with Dassault Systèmes

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BHP and Dassault Systèmes have established a long-term strategic partnership to leverage the application of digital technologies to mining.

The companies plan to unlock value by applying technologies proven in other industries to the core mining fundamentals of geoscience and resource engineering.

Dassault Systèmes vice chairman and chief executive officer Bernard Charlès said the companies shared the same vision and ambition for mining of the 21st century.

“By digitalising all operations from planning to exploitation, our 3DExperience platform provides the full ‘digital twin experience’ of the end to end processes; a unique collaborative innovation environment for holistic optimisation,” Charlès said.

“This transformational approach provides market agility, improved predictability, sustainable mining innovation, and significant cost reduction all along the life cycle; a proven track record that has transformed the manufacturing industry to date.”

The partnership intends to create a new level of understanding of resource and operational potential, underpinned by both companies’ commitment to safety and sustainability.

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