This system is now ready to enter in its administrative stage with DNV-GL as IL. The USCG official document is expected in the first part of 2018.
So far, the 'BIO-SEA B range' has passed the following tests:
• land-based tests have been performed at DHI DK and NIVA Laboratories in fresh, brackish and marine waters.
• The BIO-SEA range will be approved with NO Holding Time (T0).
• shipboard tests have been performed on 2 CMA CGM container vessels (700m3/h and 1400m3/h), and the ballast water treatment system has been used routinely during ships operations, trading all over the world during a 2-year period.
When the USCG Type Approval process is finalized, with one BIO-SEA system, ship owners will be able to operate under IMO or US mode, BIO-SEA commented.