The French Bio-UV Group has received a major order to supply its Bio-Sea ballast water treatment system (BWTS) to a pair of drill ships scheduled to enter an 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 in 2023.
According to the company, this is the latest in a string of BWTS orders that its maritime division has received from the oil and gas sector; the recent upturn 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 750m3/h; the order includes spare parts and service arrangements.
Bio-UV Group CEO Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon said: “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. 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 plus filtration ballast water treatment solutions are extremely relevant for the market, for relatively high flowrate capacities.”
Bio-Sea B-Series offers ship operators a balance between cost, performance, and reliability, with cost-effective, simple installation and maintenance. The non-toxic and chemical-free UV system is approved by IMO and USCG. Benefits include zero by-product, zero active substances, and zero-induced corrosion in pipes or ballast tanks.
Migeon said: “We offer safe and sustainable Ballast Water Treatment System solutions that are chemical-free. 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.”