BIO-UV Group have installed BWTS onboard Polar Quest’s vessel, Quest
BIO-UV Group, a French ultra-violet (UV) water treatment specialist, will supply a low-floor Bio-Sea L-Series ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) onboard Polar Quest’s expedition vessel, Quest.
Quest is the fifth passenger ship, operating under Cruise Management International (CMI), to be equipped with a BWTS from BIO-UV Group. The installation will be completed in partnership with Teco 2030, an engineering and equipment development company that creates green technology to reduce emissions in the maritime industry.
“This new order underscores the success of the partnership agreement we signed with Teco 2030 in 2019,” said Maxime Dedeurwaerder, business unit director at BIO-UV Group. “The BIO-Sea system fits perfectly with Teco 2030’s ethos to supply environmentally sustainable, energy-efficient technologies to the global shipping fleet. The environmental and energy efficiency of our UV-based treatment technology provides the optimum solution for expedition cruise ships operating in ecologically sensitive environments.”
The L-Series is a low-energy consuming system, which is compliant with the International Maritime Organization and US Coast Guard regulations. The system treats water at a flow rate of 20 to 120 metres cubed per hour.
“One lamp can treat ballast water flows of up to 30 metres cubed per hour,” said Dedeurwaerder. “A further one or two lamps can be added to the BWTS skid to deal with higher flow rates. This means reduced maintenance for the crew, fewer spare parts being kept onboard, and as the automated UV sensors adapt to the quality of the water, energy consumption is better regulated, reducing energy consumption and preserving lamp life.”
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