3VAND International - export supporting initiatives

3VAND International wants to support Danish export of water technology in the best possible way.

3VAND is a strategic collaboration between the leading water utilities in Denmark - situated in the three biggest cities in Denmark: Aarhus Vand (Aarhus), Vandcenter Syd (Odense), Hofor and Biofos (both Copenhagen).

 

The main goals of 3VAND International

  • To create an international knowledge and innovation network to the benefit of our clients by delivering better quality of services or lower prices
  • To support and contribute to higher export of Danish water technology

 

The Danish Water Vision 2015 states: “In 2025, Denmark is a world leader in the field of water technology”. As a world leader in intelligent, sustainable and efficient water solutions, Denmark is expected to have doubled its export and created 4,000 new jobs. Innovative partnerships and lighthouse projects - in Denmark and abroad - between public and private companies will have been created. 3VAND International wants to support Danish export of water technology in the best possible way. The four partners in 3VAND have a common vision for our export supporting initiatives.

In other words, 3VAND's Danish water and wastewater experts are at the disposal of the Danish water and wastewater industry.

 

Vision for 3VAND International

 

Waterambassador

3VAND as a water ambassador, presenting and showcasing water and wastewater facilities and creating networks abroad, focusing on the Danish model with a view to promoting the export of Danish water technology.

 

Waterinnovator

In cooperation with other players, 3VAND develops an international knowledge and innovation network to demonstrate new technology resulting in solutions of a high quality and, in the long term, lower consumer prices.

 

Supplier of services

3VAND offers specific services within optimisation of operations and maintenance, management, processes and control to companies in the water sector, thus supporting the efforts to increase the export of Danish solutions.

 

Different roles and geographical interests

The four partners in 3VAND have different roles and different geographical interests but a large potential for synergies.

 

Aarhus Vand

  • Establishment of Water Technology Alliance (WTA) in Chicago and California. Aarhus Vand lends out employees to US alliances in co-operation with companies and the Trade Council
  • Co-operation with Chicago Metropolitan Water
  • WEF board

 

Vandcenter Syd

  • Participation in several projects as Supplier of Services (Sweco, Niras, WTC a.o.)
  • Memorandum of understanding with PUB, Singapore, staff exchange
  • Strategic co-operation with Alexandria Renew, Virginia, USA
  • Seat on Research Council at WERF (Water Environment Research Foundation)

 

Hofor

  • Showcasing and presenting reference facilities, official and VIP tours
  • Focusing on supporting City of Copenhagen in their co-operation with Beijing and New York
  • Participation in CLEAN, 3GF, C40 initiatives

 

Biofos

  • Showcasing and presenting reference facilities, official and VIP tours
  • Focusing on supporting City of Copenhagen in their co-operation with Beijing
  • Focusing on technological development with Danish and international partners, POWERSTEP, a Horizon-2020 technological development project