About Hyde Marine

About Hyde Marine

Hyde Marine is a world leader in ballast water treatment systems designed to control the spread of non-indigenous aquatic organisms. Owners and operators committed to operating their vessels in a responsible, sustainable, and economical way rely on the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold® Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) to provide an IMO type approved solution to maximize their ship’s environmental compliance. The Hyde GUARDIAN Gold system is suitable for a broad range of treatment requirements based on our many years of experience and can be retrofitted in-situ to existing vessels with no downtime. Hyde Marine is a pioneer in early ballast water research and continues its position as a technology leader and an integral part of Calgon Carbon UV Technologies.

Key milestones in the evolution of our technology and product line for ballast water treatment:


Hyde Marine traces its origins to the Hyde Windlass Company established in Bath, Maine in 1865.  The company established a reputation as a reliable and respected supplier of equipment and services to the marine market with deck machinery, steering systems, oil/water separators, and marine chemicals.  As early as 1995, Hyde Marine became aware that the ballast water in ships was carrying thousands of species of aquatic animals and plants. These invasive organisms were creating problems for the marine environment and human health in and around the Great Lakes area, threatening the economies that depend on healthy aquatic ecosystems.

Hyde Marine's close association with the Great Lakes shipping community and focus on marine environmental problems led to the company’s early involvement in testing of ballast water treatment technologies as a partner with the University of Michigan. This effort led directly to Hyde Marine’s participation in the Great Lakes Ballast Technology Demonstration Project (GLBTDP). This program conducted early tests of filtration technology for Ballast Water Technology (BWT) aboard a Canadian Great Lakes bulk carrier, the Algonorth.  These early experiments and further shipboard and land-based testing of many different types of BWTS configurations led directly to the development of the Hyde GUARDIAN® BWTS.

The Hyde GUARDIAN BWTS was Type Approved in 2009 by Lloyd’s Register on behalf of the UK Maritime and Coast Guard Agency (MCA), confirming compliance with IMO Resolution MEPC.174 (58) Guidelines.  Testing was conducted at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) in accordance with IMO G8 Guidelines and demonstrated reliable performance in difficult operating conditions.

In 2010, Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) acquired Hyde Marine as part of its Ultraviolet (UV) Technologies Division.  This acquisition combined the considerable worldwide drinking and wastewater treatment expertise of Calgon Carbon with Hyde Marine’s many years of experience in shipboard ballast water systems.  Calgon Carbon has more than 25 years of experience in the use of UV technologies for disinfecting drinking water and municipal wastewater, treating industrial wastewater, and remediating contaminated water.  Calgon Carbon UV systems are installed worldwide and treat more than 15 million metric tons of water per day.

Today Hyde Marine operates out of a modern 60,000 sq-ft facility near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where the company designs, supports, and manufactures the Hyde Guardian BWTS.