Sustainable Shipping Commitment Highlighted by Cargo Sail Ship

The innovative Grain de Sail II cargo sail ship, equipped with a state-of-the-art ballast water treatment system from BIO-UV Group, is making sustainable voyages across the Atlantic. This wind-powered vessel, built by Piriou Group, showcases a commitment to eco-friendly navigation and reducing carbon footprints in the maritime industry.
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The innovative Grain de Sail II cargo sail ship, based in St. Malo, France, has set sail across the Atlantic with a state-of-the-art ballast water treatment system supplied by BIO-UV Group. The vessel transports French products to New York by sail before heading to the Caribbean to load locally grown organic products like cocoa and coffee beans. The 52m wind-powered ship features a UV-based skid-mounted BIO-SEA L unit designed to treat ballast water flow rates of 30m3/h.

BIO-UV Group CEO Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon expressed commitment to working with shipowners and shipyards pushing the boundaries of innovation and design to build sustainable ships. The wind-powered cargo ships are well-suited for the ultra-compact, easy-to-use BIO-SEA L series due to their low flow rate ballasting requirements. The systems combine mechanical filtration and UV disinfection without any chemical treatment, helping to reduce the environmental impact of shipping.

Grain de Sail Shipping’s Managing Director Loïc Briand highlighted the vessel’s innovation in sustainable shipping and low carbon footprint. BIO-SEA Maritime Business Unit Director Maxime Dedeurwaerder emphasized the importance of newbuild projects like these in reducing environmental impact by preventing the migration of invasive species. BIO-UV Group’s range of low flow rate ballast water treatment systems, including the new BIO-SEA L Mini, are designed to meet the needs of vessels with small pump capacities and contribute to sustainable maritime practices.

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