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

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

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

New suite of digital solutions to optimize water use and availability to be officially unveiled in 2022

Together, ABB and DHI will 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.

“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,” added Moresco.

DHI is deeply committed to finding new innovative ways to use and live with water to ensure a sustainable supply for our planet. 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,” said DHI’s CEO Mette Vestergaard.

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.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

ABB’s Process Automation business is a leader in automation, electrification and digitalization for the process and hybrid industries. We serve our customers with a broad portfolio of products, systems, and end-to-end solutions, including our # 1 distributed control system, software, and lifecycle services, industry-specific products as well as measurement and analytics, marine and turbocharging offerings. As the global #2 in the market, we build on our deep domain expertise, diverse team and global footprint, and are dedicated to helping our customers increase competitiveness, improve their return on investment and run safe, smart, and sustainable operations.


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