French UV water treatment supplier, BIO-UV Group, will be exhibiting a pair of BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) at this year’s SMM.
For the first time, the company will be showcasing its new ‘M’ series BIO SEA unit alongside the company’s low-flow BIO-SEA ‘L’ series.
BIO-SEA BWTS have been recognised as the most compact and powerful systems in the market, the company claimed and have won several contracts in the cruise and ferry sector.
All of the units incorporate BIO UV Group’s UV-C lamp technology, developed in response to market demand for a BWTS with reduced operational costs, a small footprint and simplified maintenance and installation.
For example, the low energy consumption UV-reactor in the BIO-SEA ‘L’ series is based around a new type-approved 6kW UV lamp arrangement. The system is sized to guarantee full IMO and USCG compliance, treating flow rates of between 13 cu m per hour and 120 cu m.
In addition, the UV technology has been applied across the range of BIO-SEA systems developed for flow rates of between circa 100 cu m to around 2,000 cu m per hour.
BIO -UV Group is also now offering customers full turnkey solutions, including front end engineering and design (FEED), 3D scanning through to pre-installation pipework, installation, commissioning and also lifecycle service and maintenance.
BIO-UV also reported a 38% growth in BIO-SEA BWTS sales in the first half of this year, compared to the same period 2021.
Despite a year impacted by various geopolitical factors, the publicly listed company sold more than 100 BIO-SEA BWTS in the first six months of the year. Demand is forecast to “remain very high” throughout the year, continuing into 2024, the company said.
BIO-UV reported half year revenues across the group’s maritime activities of €9.51 mill, with a current orderbook valued at €5.1 mill.
Benoît Gillmann, BIO-UV Founder, Chairman and CEO, said: “In the current context affected by all kinds of tensions and inflation, BIO-UV Group’s performance in the first half of 2022 is remarkable. Once again, I would like to thank the Group’s teams who delivered an excellent performance with very solid fundamentals.
“We continue to make progress in our maritime business development strategy. With increasing temperatures and climate change likely to result in further changes to the marine eco system, an effective and properly maintained ballast water treatment remains a vital priority for the global shipping fleet.
“BIO-UV Group will continue to deliver relevant and competitive solutions to ensure shipowners are equipped with the best UV water treatment technology available,” he said.
The company has BWTS installed on a wide range of vessel types, including cruise ships and passenger ferries.