Bio-UV has completed all the pre-type-approval tests needed on its Bio-Sea B ballast water management system (BWMS) before it applies for US Coast Guard (USCG) type-approval.
In a joint statement on 21 November, Bio-UV’s president and chief executive Benoit Gillmann and Bio-Sea business director Xavier Deval said that its independent laboratory, DNV-GL, was now preparing its application which they expect to be submitted “in the first part of 2018”.
Land-based tests were performed at DHI DK and NIVA laboratories and shipboard tests were carried out on two CMA CGM container vessels. Systems rated at 700 m3/h and 1,400 m3/h have been “used routinely during ships operations, trading all over the world during a two-year period,” the statement said.
The news came four weeks after Bio-UV secuted its latest order, for a 150 m3/h system BWMS to be fitted to a windfarm support vessel to be built for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs by Cemre shipyard in Turkey.