Recent BWTS installation projects undertaken by PIRIOU include the 72m Polar logistics vessel L’Astrolabe (credit: BIO-UV Group)
France-headquartered shipbuilder and repairer PIRIOU Group has extended its collaboration agreement with BIO UV Group, the manufacturer of the UV-based BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system (BWTS).
The partnership agreement, which formalises a five-year relationship between the two companies, aims to support the BWTS installation and integration projects carried out at PIRIOU Group drydocks. The shipbuilder has construction and repair yards in France, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Réunion Island.
Within the framework of the agreement, the BWTS capabilities offered by PIRIOU includes front end engineering and design, 3D scanning, technical feasibility studies, system integration, installation, and commissioning along with all service, maintenance and inspection requirements. BIO-UV Group will also provide BIO-Sea installation and commissioning training to shipyard teams.
Benoît Gillmann, BIO-UV GROUP CEO and Founder, said: “For several years we have had a fruitful relationship with the PIRIOU Group, which we are now formalising under a new agreement for the supply of ballast water treatment equipment and services. This marks an important milestone for the commercialisation of our BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system and expands our network of service partners around the world.”
Earlier this year, BIO-UV Group received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation <100m3/h, low flow rate ballast water treatment system range, the BIO-SEA L Easy-to-Fit system.