Hydroxyl Systems to supply CleanSea treatment systems for cruise ships
VICTORIA, BC-Hydroxyl Systems has been awarded contracts to design and build four of its CleanSea(R) environmental water process systems for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, in Miami, Florida. The contracts, valued at a combined total of $9.2 million (Cdn), call for Hydroxyl to deliver CleanSea environmental systems for the treatment of all black and grey water generated onboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas(R) and Jewel of the Seas(R) cruise ships as well as Celebrity Cruises' Millennium and Constellation vessels. Each system will be custom designed and built to be compatible with the individual vessel's unique shipboard layout. This will ensure optimum environmental process functionality, seamless integration with ship operations, and enhanced treatment reliability. The CleanSea systems supplied for these contracts will incorporate Hydroxyl's ActiveCell(TM) biofilm carrier process for high-rate biodegradation performance as well as its patent-pending ActiveFloat(TM) dissolved air flotation equipment. Both proprietary technologies have been developed to enhance process reliability while minimizing space requirements and keeping system life cycle costs down. Royal Caribbean has already installed, or is installing, comparable CleanSea systems in two of its other vessels as well as in Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Summit. Delivery of the first two systems for installation onboard the Jewel of the Seas and Brilliance of the Seas is scheduled for the third quarter of 2006. Early in 2007, Hydroxyl will deliver CleanSea equipment for loading onto the two Celebrity Cruises vessels while they are in dry-dock. Contracts for installation of the systems on these vessels have yet to be awarded. Equipping its vessels with the CleanSea technology will enable Royal Caribbean to consistently meet or surpass stringent regulations for safe effluent discharge within the sensitive coastal environments in which it operates. More information is available on Hydroxyl's Web site, www.hydroxyl.com.