French software company Dassault Systèmes is discussing plans to build a 3-D virtual shipyard in South Australia.
Dassault Systèmes, which is currently in South Australia’s capital Adelaide, provides software systems to support 3D design and modelling, simulation, information and intelligence.
The company has signed an agreement with South Australian engineering firm LogiCamms to map digital capability in large manufacturing projects across the state.
Major defence contractors, including Naval Group (formerly DCNS), who last year won the bid to build Australia’s next fleet of submarines in Adelaide, use virtual shipyards to manage the entire lifecycle of projects and link companies in the supply chain.
The South Australian Government has been consulting with Dassault Systèmes over the past six months to establish the digital capability baseline and digitise the state’s supply chain.
Dassault Systèmes Executive Vice President Sylvain Laurent said, “Competitive shipbuilders in South Australia must explore new ways to leverage the advanced technologies that are defining a new era in shipbuilding and gain an edge in the local and international marketplace.
The South Australian Government is also planning to create an AUD $2 million digital 3D model of the Adelaide CBD and surrounding suburbs.
The technology will be accessible online, and will allow suburb level, precinct level and individual site level review of planning strategy and property development. It’s hoped the new model will assist in the development of higher urban density in the Adelaide CBD.
South Australian Planning Minister John Rau said the model would be highly accurate and would assist with high quality urban design.
“A virtual city model builds on the transition to e-planning, which will make our planning system more efficient and accessible,” he said.
An AU$7.6m gigabit network is currently being installed in Adelaide to foster more businesses.
Adelaide is already well placed to upgrade its internet infrastructure after becoming the first city outside of the United States to join Smart City initiator and internet application development organisation US Ignite.It was also named Australia’s first Lighthouse City by Cisco.
The Gig City initiative is part of the State Government’s investment of almost AU$80m to accelerate South Australia’s transformation from a traditional manufacturing and agricultural base to a modern and innovative economy.
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