Ballast water treatment

HYDAC produces AutoFilt® automatic filters at its location in South Korea


With the commissioning of a production line for AutoFilt® series back-flushing filters at the Gimhae location, HYDAC has given an important sign and is equipping itself for the forthcoming ratification of the IMO Ballast Water Convention.

South Korea is the world's largest shipbuilding country. Through the expansion of our capacities there, we can shorten delivery times and transport routes and support customers with on-site commissioning. This is a competitive benefit for our customers, says the Head of Ballast Water Product Management. With the ratification coming ever closer, a sharp increase in demand for back-flushing filters is expected. The central location of the production facilities not far from shipyards and key customers allows for even quicker responsiveness on the market.

HYDAC is a supplier for many well-known manufacturers of ballast water treatment systems. HYDAC recently supplied its 1000th ballast water filter. The product range includes filters for all types of ship – in particular ships with large ballast water capacities such as VLCCs and tankers.