Dassault bets big on Indian infra

Last Updated: Sun, Nov 06, 2011 19:40 hrs

Dassault Systemes, a Paris-based provider of 3D product lifecycle management solutions, is looking at replicating its success in the global market with its augmented virtual reality 3D solutions, in India.

The over euro 1.58-billion company had recently modelled and simulated the complete city of Shanghai using its solution, besides doing simulation work at Fukushima, post the nuclear accident.

“Though we haven’t done any city simulation in India, we are now predominantly looking at highway development, and city urban development and planning here,” said Prashanth Mysore, director (digital manufacturing – global industry solutions).

Dassault’s project-centric solutions for infrastructure optimisation integrates planning and execution aspects of a project using the 3D technology. The company, at present, is the solutions provider for the new-age reactors of the Department of Atomic Energy, both at Kalpakkam and Mumbai.

“Today, the Indian surface transport ministry is struggling to complete its goal of 20-kilometre-a-day of road development, as we Indians are extremely good in planning but are as bad as anybody when it comes to execution. This is where Dassault’s 3D technology comes into the picture, which helps simulate the project and enables to foresee all the issues of the project before it really gets started,” Mysore said.

The company has started implementing the solution for power projects in India, and with L&T on some infrastructure projects. Mysore said with its catalog-based 3D technology solutions to address shipyards, airport construction, national highways (including tunnels and flyovers), the company was expecting a project-wise growth of 30-40 per cent in India.

“We are in advanced stages of talks with GMR Infrastructure for implementation of our 3D solutions for their projects in the pipeline,” he said, adding that now with a headcount of 200 in India, Dassault was seeing an optimal, year-on-year growth of 50 per cent in workforce here.

More from Sify: