Hyde partners with Goltens on BWTS retrofits

JULY 30, 2014 — Hyde Marine, Inc. has launched an agreement with Goltens Green Technologies division to help shipowners determine how to best retrofit the Hyde Guardian Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) into existing vessels.

Hyde Marine says it partnership with Goltens will allow shipowners to benefit from precision 3D laser scanning and modeling to helps eliminate complications during BWTS retrofits. It says that laser scanning provides an accurate and efficient solution for fitting BWT systems onboard and mitigates risks associated with manual measurement and fabrication onboard.

Hyde Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC), will work with Goltens' six green stations worldwide in Oslo, Miami, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, and Groningen, Netherlands, where the green division is based. The division is an operating unit of Goltens, a service organization that enables shipowners to minimize downtime via diesel services, in-situ machining, and by implementing green technologies.

"By selecting Goltens as a strategic ballast water treatment engineering partner, Hyde Marine will help shipowners accurately determine the proper space necessary for installation of a ballast water treatment system, which will enable them to comply with approaching ballast water treatment regulations," said John Platz, President, Hyde Marine, Inc.

"We are looking forward to helping advance Hyde Marine's objectives in the maritime marketplace," said Jurrien Baretta, Business Development Manager, Goltens Green Technologies B.V. "Our team is pleased to work alongside Hyde Marine to help shipowners through our vast experience in engineering and maintaining critical equipment, such as ballast water treatment systems."

The chemical-free Hyde Guardian Gold ballast water treatment uses filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships' ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.