Hyde Marine, a subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC), has received a contract to supply six Hyde Guardian Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) systems for installation on two LR2 Aframax tankers.
The Aframax pair is being built by SPP Shipbuilding in South Korea for ship-owner Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG). The company has not disclosed the value of the contract.
The chemical-free Hyde Guardian BWT process uses filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships’ ballast water and prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.
The company said two HG1500X-SF70 units and one HG250S unit will be installed on each of the newbuild vessels this year.
In April 2009, the International Maritime Organization approved the Hyde Guardian BWT unit, which was the first to be accepted in the US Coastguard’s shipboard technology evaluation programme.
In 2010, CCC’s UV technology division and Hyde Marine also received accreditation from Det Norske Veritas and the ANAB National Accreditation Board. The accreditation included the management system for the design, development, manufacture, delivery, installation, warranty support, and aftermarket parts and service for both the UV water treatment and ballast treatment systems.
In May 2011, the company won three contracts to supply 13 Hyde Guardian BWT systems for eight multipurpose vessels that have been ordered at Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding from China Navigation, the deep sea shipping arm of John Swire & Sons. The BWT systems for the vessels will have a treatment capacity of 500m3/hr and is expected to be delivered for installation in April 2012.
Separately, the company’s Chinese distributor Hai Cheung Trading HK will supply Hyde Model HG300 systems for the Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding, which will have a treatment capacity of 300m3/hr. HG300 systems will be installed on three 1,100teu container vessels for the Norwest Shipping Agencies. Hyde Marine’s Chinese distributor will also deliver two Hyde Guardian Model HG100 systems for Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding, which will be used on two 14,000KW Pelagic Rescue Ships for the Bureau of Rescue and Salvage, Ministry of Transport of PRC.