News | May 6, 2014

Hyde Marine Selects Partners For Engineering And Installation Of Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, announced recently 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 (Choice) 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, 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 ship owners 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.”

About Calgon Carbon Corporation
Pure Water. Clean Air. Better World.
Calgon Carbon Corporation is a global leader in innovative solutions, high quality products and reliable services designed to protect human health and the environment from harmful contaminants in water, and air. As a leading manufacturer of activated carbon, with broad capabilities in ultraviolet light disinfection, the Company provides purification solutions for drinking water, wastewater, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercial manufacturing processes. For more information, visit

About Hyde Marine
With more than 100 years in the maritime industry and pioneering development of ballast water treatment technologies, Hyde Marine has become the leading U.S. manufacturer and educator regarding regulations, technologies, installation experiences, and challenges facing this sector. Since its initial launch in 1998, the Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS has rapidly emerged as an industry leader featuring mechanical separation with filtration followed by UV disinfection – with more than 330 Hyde GUARDIAN units sold to date for installation in various ship types and sizes around the world. For more information, visit

About Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC
Founded in 2013, Choice serves to bridge the gap between survey and service in the ballast water sector – providing engineering, drawings, project management, equipment commissioning and startup, and service. Choice is a sister company of Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (Netsco), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Tampa, FL, which offers more than two centuries of combined in-house experience to the maritime industry. For more information, visit

About Seaking Electrical Group
SeaKing Electrical is a leading electrical engineering firm with offices in Merseyside and Aberdeen. It offers extensive experience and expertise in electrical engineering to the global marine, offshore and industrial markets. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Hyde Marine, Inc.,