Radio Holland, BIO-SEA to Collaborate for UV BWT

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 3, 2015

Photo courtesy of Radio Holland

Photo courtesy of Radio Holland

Radio Holland and BIO-SEA are partnering to provide global integration solutions for ballast water treatment (BWT): Radio Holland provides the installation and service expertise, while BIO-SEA provides its ballast water treatment UV based system range.

The ballast water treatment installations will filter and disinfect the ballast water. This disinfection will be done by means of UV-C light.

"This happens at 254 nanometers, the optimal wavelength for UV-C light to render micro-organisms inactive. The light penetrates the core of the DNA, and subverts the metabolism of the cells," explained Xavier Deval, business director at Bio-Sea. "What is most important is that the correct UV dose is applied. Otherwise the ship will not comply with regulations, because the water is not correctly treated."

The collaboration between Radio Holland and BIO-SEA aims to assure that the BWT systems work in perfect harmony and are easily integrated into the infrastructure of each type of vessel, newbuild, as well as retrofit vessels. The projects are conducted by in-house specialists, from 3-D scanning, reverse/forward engineering to installation and commissioning. The global Radio Holland network provides service and maintenance.

An example of the Radio Holland – BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system will be shown at the Europort exhibition.

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