Hyde Marine enters BWTS partnerships with Bahamas shipyard, UK ship repairer

(PITTSBURGH) (July 21) — Hyde Marine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corp., 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 dry-docking 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 and 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 percent 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.

By Professional Mariner Staff