Dassault and BHP to partner on digital mine developments

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

“Combining the experience and resources of each company, the ambition is to unlock value by applying technologies proven in other industries to the core mining fundamentals of geoscience and resource engineering,” Dassault said. “The partnership intends to create a new level of understanding of resource and operational potential, underpinned by both companies’ commitment to safety and sustainability.”

Bernard Charlès, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said: “BHP and Dassault Systèmes share the same vision and ambition for the 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.

“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.”