Under the non-exclusive agreement, Amiad will supply its Arkal automatic self-cleaning disc technology for use as an integrated component of the Hyde GUARDIAN Ballast Water Treatment System. The combined solution will be used on both new ship builds as well as to retrofit existing ships, and will be applied to US and international carriers.
 
“This agreement will ensure we have a guaranteed supply of pre-treatment water filtration systems which, we believe, are technically superior to other systems currently used to treat ballast water,” said James Sullivan, Calgon Carbon’s senior vice president – Americas. “Arkal’s disc filtration technology will perform a vital function within our system. Also, with this partnership, we will be able to leverage Amiad’s expertise to work together in developing other innovative solutions to protect the marine environment from invasive species that are transported by ballast water.”
 
Calgon Carbon’s Hyde Marine group has over 30 years’ experience in the marine industry, and its systems use ultraviolet and disc filtration technology to kill or inactivate organisms contained in ships’ ballast water.
 
“We’re delighted to have signed this significant agreement, which provides us with a long-term partnership with an established global player in this field,” said Tom Akehurst, president of Amiad USA. “We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand in this key market.” The ballast water market is one of Amiad’s target growth segments.