South Korean Shipyard Orders Calgon Carbon Ballast Water Treatment
A South Korean shipyard has contract Hyde Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corp., to supply Hyde GUARDIAN® Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) Systems for several tankers being built for a major Greek ship owner.
The contract is valued at approximately US$19.8-million.
The systems will be delivered for ten Suez-Max Crude Oil Tankers beginning in 2011 through 2013.
Hyde Marine, a recent addition to Calgon Carbon’s UV Technologies Division, has sold more than 70 Type Approved BWT systems to date. The Hyde GUARDIAN® unit received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval in April 2009 and was the first BWT System accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard STEP program in October of 2008. The system is chemical free, using filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships’ ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.
Commenting on this announcement, John Stanik, Calgon Carbon’s chair, chief executive officer and president, said, “This is an important order for Hyde Marine in the BWT market as it expands the range of application of Hyde GUARDIAN® technology in both capacity and vessel type.