The BIO-SEA ‘B’-Series B02-190 system is capable of treating ballast water flow rates of 190 metres cubed per hour
Bio-UV Group is to supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems for two LNG-fuelled ships being constructed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique for Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection after receiving a contract from the French shipbuilder.
Ilma and Luminara will each be fitted with a BIO-SEA ‘B’-Series B02-190 system, which is capable of treating ballast water flow rates of 190 metres cubed per hour from two high-intensity, low-energy ultraviolet (UV) reactors, which expose flowing water to UV light. The system incorporates a mechanical filtration system that is backflushed automatically to ensure continuous and effective performance.
“For the operator and crew, BIO-SEA operation and UV dosage is automatically controlled, and treatment performance is not impacted by either water temperature or salinity,” said Florian Cortes, technical director of BIO-UV Group. “The compact skid systems selected for the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection also incorporate a user-friendly interface for operational and maintenance simplicity.”
Ilma and Luminara will join the fleet in 2024 and 2025 respectively. The cruise line’s first ship, Evrima, is scheduled to begin sailing later in 2022.
“We are immensely proud to supply BIO-SEA systems to these prestigious vessels,” said Maxime Dedeurwaerder, business unit director for BIO-SEA by BIO-UV Group. “These premium cruise ships are at the cutting edge of environmental technology and an advanced ballast water treatment means they are safeguarding our oceans from invasive, non-indigenous organisms.”
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