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Calgon Carbon's Hyde Marine Wins Order to Provide Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment Systems to Seven Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Vessels

PITTSBURGH, PA  –  11/10/2015

Royal Caribbean confirms its environmental stewardship, and its confidence in Hyde Marine, with seven more of its ships set to install Hyde GUARDIAN Gold systems bringing the total to twenty-seven ships utilizing the ballast water treatment systems


Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE:CCC) announced Hyde Marine has been awarded another series of ships for retrofit installation of Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment systems by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL). This award for seven retrofit installations will bring the total number of Hyde GUARDIAN and GUARDIAN Gold systems fitted on RCL group vessels to twenty-seven, including both new builds and retrofits. RCL is one of seven Hyde Marine customers that have installed ten or more GUARDIAN systems.

“Hyde Marine is very pleased to expand upon our successful partnership with RCL,” said John Platz, President Hyde Marine. “This clearly demonstrates our customer’s continued satisfaction with our products and service, and helps RCL to ensure compliance and commonality in their fleet.”

“Hyde Marine has been a valuable partner in assisting us as we navigate the new regulatory requirements for ballast water treatment,” said Michael Jones, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “Our crews are pleased with how easily and reliably the system operates, and with how seamlessly they integrate with existing automation systems.”

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is a global cruise vacation company that operates more than 43 ships via its brands Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Pullmantur, and CDF Croisieres de France, as well as TUI Cruises via a 50% joint venture.

Hyde Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), is one of the world’s most successful ballast water treatment (BWT) technology companies with more than 430 of its ballast water treatment systems sold to date. The Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS uses space-efficient filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships’ ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.

Hyde Marine has already completed retrofits on over ten RCL vessels, and the orders issued for this next series of vessels will ensure the supply of treatment systems through 2016 in accordance with the compliance dates for each vessel.

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Pure Water.  Clean Air.  Better World.

Calgon Carbon Corporation 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.

Calgon Carbon is the world’s largest producer of granular activated carbon and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products – in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form – for more than 700 distinct applications.  Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Calgon Carbon Corporation employs approximately 1,100 people at more than 15 manufacturing, reactivation, and equipment fabrication facilities in the U.S., Asia, and in Europe, where Calgon Carbon is known as Chemviron Carbon.  The company also has more than 27 sales and service centers throughout the world.

For more information about Calgon Carbon’s leading activated carbon and ultraviolet technology solutions for municipalities and industries, visit

About Hyde Marine
Hyde Marine is part of Calgon Carbon UV Technologies, LLC. 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 emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation with filtration followed by UV disinfection – with more than 430 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship types and sizes around the world.

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