Hyde Marine Selects Strategic Installation Partners for Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment Systems
PITTSBURGH, PA – 07/21/2014
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), announced today it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets.
Hyde Marine is partnering with Grand Bahama Shipyard (GBS) for installation of the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS, for vessels docking at the yard. The system uses efficient filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships’ ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.
GBS, based in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, is one of the largest ship repair companies in the region with three floating docks for the drydocking and repair of all types of oceangoing vessels, and all the necessary support services required to perform complex repair, upgrade and conversion projects.
Additionally, Hyde Marine announced an installation agreement for the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS with UK-based Cardiff Craftsmen LTD, an established ship repair and marine engineering company specializing in maintenance solutions to the marine & offshore industry on a worldwide basis.
Cardiff Craftsmen’s recent expansion, including the launch of a service center in the U.S., as well as deploying representation in Singapore, provides Hyde Marine with an increased concentration on Far East and Australian markets.
“Aligning our installation efforts with the Grand Bahama Shipyard and Cardiff Craftsmen enables Hyde Marine to further expand its commitment to shipowners, as we work with them to complete upgrades of their existing fleets to meet any future ballast water treatment regulations,” said John Platz, President, Hyde Marine, Inc.
According to Platz, the agreement with Cardiff Craftsmen further solidifies the relationship the two organizations have had over the recent years, including working on numerous underway, retrofit projects over the past four years.
In 2004, the IMO adopted the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWMC), which requires ships to conduct a ballast water exchange or to meet concentration-based ballast water discharge standards at ports with ballast tanks 99.99% free of living organisms and pathogens.
Visit www.hydemarine.com for more information about Hyde Marine’s ballast water management solutions. For more information about GBS, visit www.grandbahamashipyard.com. For more information about Cardiff Craftsmen, visit www.cardiffcraftsmen.co.uk.
About Calgon Carbon Corporation
Pure Water. Clean Air. Better World.
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes.
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About Hyde Marine
With more than 100 years in the maritime industry and pioneering development of ballast water treatment technologies, Hyde Marine has become the leading U.S. manufacturer and educator regarding regulations, technologies, installation experiences, and challenges facing this sector. Since its initial launch in 1998, the Hyde GUARDIAN® BWTS has rapidly emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation with stacked-disc filtration followed by UV disinfection – with more than 340 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship types and sizes around the world.
About Cardiff Craftsmen
Cardiff Craftsmen is an established ship repair & marine engineering company specializing in maintenance solutions to the marine & offshore industry on a worldwide basis. With over 30 years of worldwide marine service, offering class approved installations, full design & build packages for all projects to ship-owners, rig operators, ship management, equipment manufacturers and ship builders. With workshop operations strategically positioned in the UK and US provide the ability to respond to customers requirements 365 a days a year on a global basis.
About Grand Bahama Shipyard
The name Grand Bahama Shipyard has become synonymous with quality work and respect for deadlines. The exposure and reputation of the company within International Shipping markets as a major repair and conversion shipyard in the Caribbean region, furthers our ambition to be your partner of choice. Grand Bahama Shipyard offers docks, services and assistance with your project conception, execution and after care.
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