(PITTSBURGH) (May 6) — Hyde Marine Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corp., announced today that it has established two partnership agreements for engineering and installation of the chemical free Hyde Guardian Gold ballast water treatment (BWT) system — both domestically and internationally.
Hyde Marine selected Cleveland, Ohio-based Choice Ballast Solutions LLC as an engineering partner, further enhancing Hyde Marine’s technical expertise for ship owners and operators, particularly in the U.S.
Separately, Hyde Marine selected UK-based SeaKing Electrical Group, which will serve as an installation partner for European markets.
“We recognize vessel owners are seeking ways to properly prepare for the ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Treatment Convention,” said John Platz, president of Hyde Marine. “Partnering with Choice helps Hyde Marine deploy a highly skilled engineering team dedicated to helping the maritime industry comply with ballast water treatment requirements, particularly for upcoming dry dockings and retrofit ballast water treatment systems.”
The Hyde Guardian Gold BWT process uses efficient filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships' ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Hyde Marine to continue the ongoing growth of the Hyde Guardian Gold ballast water treatment system across a variety of domestic and international markets,” said John P. Dooley, president of Choice Ballast Solutions LLC. “Our goal is to ensure essential services are available for Hyde Marine as we work together to mitigate downtime for shipowners and operators as they seek to achieve ballast water treatment requirements.”
In addition to the engineering agreement with Choice, Hyde Marine’s alignment with the SeaKing Electrical Group will enhance installation services for the Hyde Guardian Gold across European markets. “SeaKing’s reputation has been built on impeccable industrial relations, an exemplary safety record and first class standards of workmanship,” said Eric King, operations director of SeaKing. “Our vast marine customer base depends on our expert service to properly install and maintain all marine electrical activities.”