BIO-UV group has received a major order to supply its 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 UAE-based offshore drilling contractor, a returning customer for BIO-UV Group, and will be installed on the vessels in India later in 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.
BIO-SEA B series offers ship operators cost-effective, simple installation and maintenance. The non-toxic and chemical-free UV system is approved by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the US Coast Guard (USCG). The benefits reportedly include zero by-product, zero active substances, and zero-induced corrosion in pipes or ballast tanks.
“We offer safe ballast water treatment system solutions that are chemical-free,” said Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon, CEO of BIO-UV group.