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BIO-SEA ballast water treatment chosen for Ritz-Carlton newbuilds

A skid-mounted BIO-SEA ‘B’ series ballast water treatment system will be installed aboard Ritz-Carlton’s new yachts
Chantiers de l’Atlantique contracted BIO-UV Group to supply BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection's newbuilds.

The 46,750gt, LNG-powered Ilma and Luminara are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and 2025.

'We are immensely proud to supply BIO-SEA systems to these prestigious vessels,' said Maxime Dedeurwaerder, business unit director, BIO-SEA by BIO-UV Group. 'These premium cruise ships are at the cutting edge of environmental technology, and an advanced UV-based ballast water treatment means they are safeguarding our oceans from invasive, non-indigenous organisms.'

BIO-SEA ‘B’-Series B02-190 system

Ilma and Luminara will each be fitted with a BIO-SEA ‘B’-Series B02-190 system capable of treating ballast water flow rates of 190m3/h from two high intensity, low-energy UV reactors. The system incorporates a mechanical filtration system that is backflushed automatically to ensure continuous and effective performance.

Each 456-passenger ship will have four dual-fuel engines running on LNG as the primary fuel, an efficient heat recovery system, LED lighting and other features to reduce the environmental impact.

BIO UV Group’s Technical Director Florian Cortes added: '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. The compact skid systems selected for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection also incorporate a user-friendly interface for operational and maintenance simplicity.'

Established relationship with Chantiers de l’Atlantique 

BIO-UV Group has an established relationship with Chantiers de l’Atlantique since 2015, having delivered ballast water treatment systems for multiple cruise ships and military vessels.