ABB and DHI Group join forces to create smarter, more sustainable water management solutions

Nov. 8, 2021
ABB signs partnership agreement with Danish water environment specialist to jointly develop next generation of smart water solutions driving more mindful use of water.

ABB recently announced a partnership with Danish water environment specialist DHI Group to develop a suite of digital solutions to enable faster and more accurate decision-making for water and wastewater utilities. These solutions will empower customers in this segment to better control water availability and improve plant operational efficiency from both a process and energy optimization perspective. 

The new suite of digital solutions to optimize water use and availability will be officially unveiled in 2022, according to an ABB news release.

Through this collaboration, we want to facilitate a more mindful use of water, a resource we have taken for granted for far too long. Using just the right amount of water when it’s needed and ensuring it is safe and clean when it re-enters the cycle is essential to ensuring a sustainable approach to water usage,” said Danilo Moresco, head of Power & Water businesses at ABB Energy Industries. “As solutions providers, we have a responsibility to put our technology at the service of more sustainable businesses, and the partnership with DHI in the water space signals a big step in that direction."

DHI is deeply committed to finding new innovative ways to use and live with water to ensure a sustainable supply for our planet," said DHI CEO Mette Vestergaard. "ABB’s unique expertise is a perfect match with DHI’s domain knowledge and digital know-how. I am very proud that together we will develop new solutions to save and protect water and bring significant benefits to the management of water distribution and wastewater treatment.” 

Through real-time collection and analysis of data from the plant, as well as through digital twin models and applications for optimization, ABB and DHI are laying the foundations for an integrated ecosystem of digital solutions, which will allow for advanced control and more sustainable operations of water and wastewater facilities. 

The agreement was signed in Genoa, Italy, where both companies hold strong water-related competence centers.

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