Ballast water treatment contract awarded to Calgon Carbon

Aug. 20, 2010
PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 20, 2010 -- Calgon Carbon subsidiary Hyde Marine has been awarded a contract by a leading South Korean shipyard to supply ballast water treatment systems for several Greek-owned tankers...

PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug. 20, 2010 -- Calgon Carbon Corporation announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Hyde Marine Inc., has been awarded a contract by a leading South Korean shipyard 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 $19.8-million USD.

Hyde GUARDIAN® Systems will be delivered for 10 Suez-Max Crude Oil Tankers beginning in 2011 through 2013.

Hyde Marine, a recent addition to Calgon Carbon's UV Technologies Division, is a global market leader in the growing BWT market having sold more than 70 Type Approved 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 Hyde GUARDIAN® 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 Chairman, CEO 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. I believe we are establishing a very strong global reputation that will position us as a major player in this new multi-billion dollar emerging market."

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

Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner.


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