) fully-owned subsidiary - Hyde Marine, Inc. -announced that it
will exhibit the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold HG250G Ballast Water Treatment
System (BWTS) at the Shipbuilding, Machinery, & Marine
Technology (SMM) International Trade Fair scheduled to be held in
Hamburg, Germany, from Sep 9-12 .
Unlike most ships with ballast water capacities in the range of
1500-5000 cubic meters per hour which need to comply with USCG
Ballast Water Discharge Standards, the HG250G BWTS gives a flow
rate of up to 250 cubic meters per hour. It also has skid mount
design to be easily installed in exiting ships, overfilled
machinery spaces and new ship construction. Designed for retrofits,
the HG250G BWTS is small and compact which suits ship owners'
The HG250G BWTS has also received the Alternate Management System
(AMS) Approval from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The AMS
approval is a temporary measure allowing BWTS to be used on ships
for 5 years after they comply with the USCG Ballast Water Discharge
The HG250G BWTS is durable and technically advanced which meets the
BWTS rule that requires ships to discharge ballast water free of
any living organisms or pathogens.
Moreover, along with HG250G BWTS display at the SMM, Hyde Marine
will be showcasing the B-box - a new BWTS recently sourced from the
Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research ("NIOZ"). B-box is an
efficient and effective service that can provides accurate and
quick analysis of ballast water samples to ship owners.
Moving ahead, the ship owners will have to abide by the
International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships'
Ballast Water and Sediments (BWMC), which the IMO (International
Maritime Organization) adopted in 2004. According to the norms,
ballast tanks of ships have to be 99.99% free of microbes and
Calgon Carbon, one of the prominent pollution control companies
along with CECO Environmental Corp. (
) and Donaldson Company, Inc. (
), ventured into the global market for ballast water treatment with
its acquisition of Hyde Marine in 2010.
Calgon Carbon currently holds a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
A better-ranked company in the pollution control industry is Sharps
Compliance Corp. (
) with a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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