BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system developed for USnavy
BIO-UV Group is pleased to announce the successful completion of Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) for the BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) designed for the United States Navy (USN). The FAT took place at BIO-UV Group’s production facility in France, and the system has received approval for shipment to a USN facility for operational testing. Collaborating with The Columbia Group, Inc. (TCG), a US-based engineering partner and prime contractor, BIO-UV Group’s design engineers worked on developing a military version of the BIO-SEA’s ultraviolet light (UV) ballast water disinfection system. In 2021, TCG was awarded a contract for this project, which aims to equip future USN ships with the US Coast Guard (USCG)-approved BWTS. The contract was open to international vendors through a competitive proposal process. The successful completion of the FAT marks a significant milestone in the multi-year design and development project. The program aligns with the US Government’s objective of providing Naval vessels with an effective ballast water treatment option by 2026. BIO-UV Group collaborates closely with USN scientists, engineers, and TCG engineers to support this objective. Laurent-Emmanuel Migeon, CEO of BIO-UV Group, expressed gratitude to the TCG team and USN representatives for their involvement in overseeing the FAT and visiting the production plant. He emphasized that the accomplishment not only showcases the engineering and technological excellence of BIO-SEA, but also reflects the successful partnership with the USN and TCG in delivering a custom-made BWTS that meets the stringent requirements of the US military. The tailor-made BWTS developed for the USN is a robust filtration and UV-based system capable of handling flow rates up to 300m3/h. The plans also include manufacturing a system with a capacity of up to 1,000m3/h.