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.”
About BIO-UV Group
For more than 35 years, BIO-UV Group has been designing, manufacturing, and marketing water treatment systems using ultraviolet radiation (UV-C), ozone, AOP, and salt electrolysis for various applications including swimming pools, aquaculture, aquariums, industrial process water, wastewater, and drinking water. In 2011, it added ships’ ballast water treatment to its range. The company’s products are manufactured in its specialized production sites in Lunel and Muret, France, as well as in Glasgow, Great Britain, which allows it to respond quickly to the specific requirements of its customers all over the world. The company, listed on the stock exchange since July 2018, has a consolidated turnover of 51.5 million euros in 2022 and a current workforce of 160 employees. More than 55% of the group’s sales are exported.