BIO-UV adds that it went beyond the International Maritime Organization (IMO) requirements for Ballast Water Treatment (BWTS). These included the land tests where various and numerous filtration cycles were required, as well as the on-board testing for two different vessels (one on board the CMA-CGM with 1000 m3/h, the other on board the Marfret with 500 m3/h). This success for BIO-UV represents almost three years of work and €3 million in research and development. BIO-SEA by BIO-UV Ballast Water Treatment Systems combines mechanical filtration and UV disinfection. BIO-SEA works without chemical products and provides two filtration options, both of which are type approved.The whole certification process has been monitored by Bureau Veritas. BIO-UV should obtain other equivalent type-approvals soon, such as DNV, Lloyd’s and ABS.Environmental testing (temperature, humidity, vibration, inclination, power, variation, and failure, EMC) was successfully performed in 2011, as well as land-based tests at DHI facility in Denmark. The results exceeded IMO requirements.In partnership with CMA-CGM, and Marfret, in order to test the BIO-SEA system in different water qualities, BIO-UV carried out its shipboard testing in 2012 on two container ships equipped with different filters, at 1000 and 500 m3/h and on different trade routes (Korea/China/Indonesia and North Europe/America/Australia).