Under the deal, Kemira will combine its expertise in water treatment with ABB’s integrated automation solutions to enable customers to digitalise their water treatment processes and also improve the efficiency of their operations.
Finland – Kemira and ABB have recently signed a partnership agreement. The aim of the collaboration is to help customers in water treatment take the next steps in modernising their processes and improving the efficiency and performance of operations.
The agreement combines Kemira’s strong chemistry and smart process optimisation expertise in municipal and industrial water treatment with ABB’s integrated automation solutions, critical field and plant components, as well as extensive site service capabilities.
“We are actively developing our portfolio of smart chemistry, with the ultimate goal of saving resources and improving quality for our customers. Increasing visibility over the water treatment process and enabling predictive and proactive process management based on real-time data help in achieving this goal.
Both ABB and Kemira have worked in the water sector for decades and are firm believers in continuous performance improvement and embracing the opportunities that new digital innovations and business models offer. When it comes to cost-performance, we can deliver winning solutions together,” says Application Development Manager Jussi Ruotsalainen from Kemira.
“Our collaboration generates value and enables new business models for the customers, combining ABB’s digital experience and platform with the deep chemical expertise of Kemira. The ABB Ability platform is open and scalable and enables new performance and optimisation services that can be applied to a larger number of end-users than before. Digitalisation in this context is about smart connected devices and can be applied independently of the automation system used on-site. This collaboration contributes to a sustainable water cycle through improved quality and cost-control,” says Tatu Mattila Sales Director at ABB.