The Trade Council office at the General Consulate in Chicago has established a Water Technology Alliance headed by Flemming Bomholt Møller. The three largest and leading water utilities in Denmark (Aarhus Water, VCS & HOFOR [3V]) supply drinking water and handle waste water for approximately 25% of the Danish population. They have established a strategic collaboration that, among other things, seeks to share its knowledge — gained through decades of Danish experience in wastewater treatment technology, energy management, storm water operations, and related issues. All three utilities have extensive knowledge regarding the operation of sustainable wastewater treatment facilities.
The collaboration includes an international working group and a main goal of collaborating with Danish Embassies and Consulates around the world. 3V intends to station qualified and experienced employees at these locations conducting seminars geared towards local authorities and facilities. In other words, our Danish water expert, stationed at the Danish Consulate in Chicago, is at the disposal of U.S. water and wastewater utilities.
Over a period of 35 years, Danish companies have undergone incredible changes, from initially considering wastewater a burden to now seeing it as a useful resource. Every day, 3V employees are involved in projects involving energy optimization, NRW, process optimization and climate adaptation. Moreover, 3V plants in Denmark are energy efficient and optimized in every way possible. We offer in-depth analysis of wastewater treatment plants and water treatment facilities, as well as knowledge sharing and exchange of best practices. We also offer the opportunity to participate in workshops with technical presentations at the highest level, plus fact-finding trips to Danish treatment plants and water facilities that demonstrate the future of water and waste water systems.
Heading WTA (Water Technology Alliance), Flemming Bomholt Møller was previously Project Manager at Aarhus Vand A/S and Operator at Aarhus Vand A/S for twelve years. As an Operator, he was in charge of the operation of six wastewater treatment plants – both process engineering operations as well as maintenance and personnel management. Flemming has a wide network of connections within the wastewater treatment industry in Denmark. He is a marine engineer and has received a Diploma of Technology in maintenance. In addition, Flemming has given courses in the operation of digesters at the Water Center in Silkeborg, Denmark over the past four years. Flemming is now involved in the management of the WTA team in the US and is committed to maintaining close contact with Danish utilities at the forefront of modern wastewater treatment technology. He is also working at establishing a strong network of professionals in the US through which common goals and results can be achieved – thereby securing the continued success of the WTA.