Water treatment systems specialist Bio-UV Group and Boston, Massachusetts-based aquaculture technology provider Innovasea have signed a new multinational agreement to bring the company’s water treatment devices into the aquaculture market.
Bio-UV, based in France, designs and manufactures water treatment systems that use ultraviolet (UV) radiation, ozone, electrolysis, and advanced oxidation processes (AOP). Its water purification technology has been used in a number of different applications, the company said, including swimming pools, aquariums, industrial processes, drinking water, and aquaculture.
The new multinational agreement with Innovasea, the company said, will allow it to bring its water treatment solutions to a wider segment of the aquaculture market, as well as help the company adapt its products to meet standards in North America as part of a drive into the market.
“We are absolutely delighted to announce our new partnership with Innovasea,” Bio-UV Group CEO Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon said in a release. “We are confident that, working together, we will open new avenues of business, especially in North America. This partnership is full of opportunities for expansion for both parties, as we share our passion for sustainability and benefit from each other’s expertise, experience, and networks.”
Bio-UV manufactures its products at sites in Lunel and Muret, France and Glasgow, Great Britain, and has mainly targeted the European market. The new partnership, the company said, will allow it greater access to the North American market – and the aquaculture industry.
“Aquaculture is an expanding industry critical to protecting our oceans from overexploitation and essential to maintaining global food security for future generations,” Bio-UV Deputy General Manager Simon Marshall said. “BIO-UV Group is determined to play its part in supporting and growing this industry, through our UV water disinfection and ozone water treatment solutions. Innovasea has an excellent reputation in the industry and with established channels to market they are a perfect partner to accelerate our growth.”
Now, Innovasea will offer Bio-UV’s water treatment technology to its aquaculture industry customers, Innovasea VP and General Manager of Land-Based Aquaculture Marc Turano said, mainly targeting customers who use recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS).
“Innovasea is known throughout the industry for designing RAS systems optimized for our clients’ specific needs and then supplying them with the best equipment available, and this partnership will enable us to continue delivering top-quality UV solutions to our customers,” he said.