) fully-owned subsidiary Hyde Marine, Inc. has sold the 300th
unit of its Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system (BWTS),
testifying the continuing success of the product in maritime
applications. The model HG150 BWTS will be deployed on a tug boat
for an articulated tug barge (ATB) being constructed by VT Halter
Marine for Bouchard Transportation Co.
In addition, a couple of Hyde GUARDIAN Gold (HG1000GX-ATB)
units have been sold by Hyde Marine's exclusive sales distributor
in the U.S. and Canada - W&O Supply - for the corresponding
Bouchard Transportation ATB being constructed at VT Halter
Marine's Pascagoula, MS, facility. These units will be installed
on the deck of the vessels, enabling the operator to optimize
space for cargo and crew.
Hyde Marine BWTS are ideal for vessel applications which have
short runs, operate in multiple salinities or need fast
turnarounds. Hyde GUARDIAN systems offer a safe, efficient
solution to address ballasting requirements without hindering
vessel operations or requiring extra crew time.
The Hyde GUARDIAN Gold BWTS is perfect for retrofits as it
offers the compact size required by an increasing number of ship
owners and operators. Its growing acceptance in the maritime
industry is also being manifested by installation of two systems
on a new ATB being constructed at Bay Shipbuilding Co. (BSC) in
Sturgeon Bay, WI.
Hyde Marine also reported that retrofit installations have
been scheduled for eight cable laying ships for TE SubCom's
Reliance Class vessels that are specifically designed and built
for cable maintenance and construction, trenching, mattressing,
and salvage operations. The deployments will feature HG150
Calgon Carbon, which is among the prominent pollution control
companies along with
CECO Environmental Corp.
Donaldson Company, Inc.
), ventured into the global market for ballast water treatment
with its acquisition of Hyde Marine in 2010.
The acquisition provided Calgon Carbon an immediate entry into
a global, legislative-driven market with major growth potential.
The company's ballast water treatment business is rapidly
evolving into one of the most exciting longer-term market
Calgon Carbon is a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) stock.
Vertex Energy, Inc.
), which also belongs to the pollution control industry, holds a
Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
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