• 13 March 2022

World’s Most Famous Superyacht Now Operating a BIO-SEA Ballast Water Treatment System

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What is undoubtedly the world’s most famous luxury yacht is successfully operating an advanced BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system from France’s BIO-UV Group.

Christina O, the 1943-built motor yacht named after the only daughter of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, was fitted with a low-flow BIO-SEA system last year as part of a major refurbishment at the D.K Fotinakis yard, in Greece.

To fit the limited space available in the 325ft long vessel’s machinery room, the 87m3/h capacity BIO-SEA L03-0087 system was supplied on two separate skids – one housing all mechanical components, the other the system’s electrical works.

System size was a critical concern. It was a challenge. This ship is like a museum, so any new installations had to fit in the existing space without requiring any significant structural change

Costas Carabelas, Managing Director, Costas Carabelas Technical Office (CCTO), the naval architect and engineering firm responsible for yard and equipment selection, engineering and installation

The French manufacturer suggested a plug-and-play, split skid version of its BIO-SEA L-Series as this allowed CCTO’s technical teams to dismantle the main components to easily pass-through the hatches without cutting holes in the vessel. The BWTS was rebuilt in-situ, in the engine room.

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