SHI, BIO-UV Get USCG Type Approvals for BWTS

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The US Coast Guard (USCG) Marine Safety Center (MSC) has issued ballast water management system (BWMS) type approval certificates to South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and French BIO-UV Group. 

On June 15, MSC granted the eight type approval certificate for SHI’s Purimar BWMS.

As explained, the treatment principle of the Purimar BWMS consists of filtration with electrolysis during uptake and neutralization at discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 250 m3/h and 10,000 m3/h.

What is more, BIO-UV Group, a manufacturer of ultraviolet water treatment equipments, received MSC’s ninth type approval certificate on June 20.

The treatment principle of the company’s BWMS BIO-SEA B consists of filtration with UV treatment at uptake and discharge. This approval covers models with maximum treatment rated capacities between 55 m3/h and 1,400 m3/h, according to the USCG.

Following the two most recent USCG approvals, nine more BWM systems are under review, MSC’s data shows.

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