MSC Cruises selects BIO-SEA as BWT supplier

Four of MSC Cruises' Meraviglia-class cruiseships operate the BIO-SEA system (credit: MSC Cruises). Four of MSC Cruises' Meraviglia-class cruiseships operate the BIO-SEA system (credit: MSC Cruises).
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The Montpellier-based ultraviolet water treatment company BIO-UV Group has signed a contract to supply its BIO-SEA ballast water treatment (BWT) system for installation aboard two MSC Cruises’ Worldclass cruiseships currently under construction at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard at St. Nazaire, France.

The order represents the fifth and sixth BIO-SEA BWT systems ordered by MSC Cruises, the world’s largest privately-owned cruiseship operator, and includes an option for an additional two Worldclass vessels.

The first two Worldclass vessels, scheduled for delivery in 2022 and 2024, will each be fitted out with one BIO-SEA B02-0300 skid-mounted unit capable of treating ballast water flows of 300m3/h. The BIO-SEA skids will also feature an embedded power management cabinet for ease of operation.

Similar units will be supplied for installation to two new Meraviglia-class vessels, of which the most recent, MSC Bellissima, has just been delivered. In total four Meraviglia-class cruiseships operate the BIO-SEA system.

The RCCL-brand Celebrity Cruises has also selected BIO-SEA as a supplier of BWT systems. A 250m3/h flow rate capacity BIO-SEA unit has been selected for an additional three Edge-class vessels, also building at Chantiers de l’Atlantique. One unit is already in service aboard Celebrity Edge.

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