BIO-UV Group’s BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System Ordered for Two Drill Ships

BIO-SEA UV Reactor. (Image credit: BIO-UV Group)

BIO-UV Group has received a major order to supply its innovative BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system to a pair of drill ships scheduled to enter the undisclosed operator’s fleet of modern, high-specification vessels and rigs.

A modular version from the BIO-SEA B-Series, combining mechanical filtration and UV disinfection, has been ordered by a United Arab Emirates-based offshore drilling contractor, a returning customer for BIO-UV Group, and will be installed on the vessels in India later this year (2023).

This is the latest in a string of orders for ballast water treatment systems that the maritime division of BIO-UV Group has received from the oil and gas sector; the recent uptick in the offshore energy business reflects a strong sector looking to invest, having bounced back from the extended downturn precipitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The BIO-SEA units to be supplied provide for flow capacities of up to 750 m3/h; the order also includes spare parts and service arrangements.

“We are delighted to have received this latest order for our BIO-SEA B system from an operator in the very demanding offshore energy sector,” said Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon, CEO of BIO-UV Group. “This market has extremely high expectations and standards when it comes to HSE as well as quality and performance; this order demonstrates clearly that our UV + Filtration ballast water treatment solutions are extremely relevant for the market, for relatively high flowrate capacities.”

BIO-SEA B-Series offers ship operators the ideal balance between cost, performance, and reliability, with cost-effective, simple installation and maintenance. The non-toxic and chemical-free UV system is approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the US Coast Guard (USCG). Benefits include zero by-product, zero active substances, and zero-induced corrosion in pipes or ballast tanks.

“We offer safe and sustainable Ballast Water Treatment System solutions that are chemical-free” said Migeon. “We have built our state-of-the-art solutions on more than 20 years of experience in UV water treatment and disinfection, and a growing number of clients from across the industry value our systems for their optimum design, high quality, and excellent levels of reliability.”

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