CMA CGM Chooses BIOSEA BWMS for 17 Boxships

first_imgzoomImage by WMN French shipping major CMA CGM has contracted compatriot BIO-UV Group to supply ballast water treatment systems to 17 containerships.The company’s nine 22,000 TEU LNG-fuelled leviathans, which are currently under construction at China Shipbuilding Trading Co., (CSTC), will each be fitted-out with two 3000m3/h capacity BIO-SEA B 10-1500 FX units.Another eight 9,000 TEU Opera-class vessels will be retrofitted with a BIO-SEA B 10-1000 FX unit capable of treating ballast water flow rates of 1000 m3.The order from CMA CGM indicates “the industry’s commitment to reducing the impact that the transfer of non-indigenous species has on the marine environment, and beyond,” according to Benoit Gillmann, President and CEO, BIO-UV Group.Valued at more than EUR 5 million, the order is BIO-UV Group’s first one after its BIO-SEA system received USCG type-approval on June 21, 2018.The company’s UV-type ballast water treatment system is a two stage treatment process, with ballast waters entering a 20μm filter to flush out any suspended solids and zooplankton. The filtered water then enters a titanium reactor to be put through the ultraviolet disinfection process. The system is also equipped with an automated operating, monitoring and alarm with power regulation.last_img read more


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