Calgon Carbon awarded second major contract for South Korea water treatment plant

Samsung C&T Corporation has awarded Calgon Carbon a contract to supply 7.2 million pounds of Filtrasorb granular activated carbon to the Dduk-Do Municipal Drinking Water Plant in Seoul City, South Korea.

PITTSBURGH, PA, Oct. 28, 2014 -- Samsung C&T Corporation, a parent company of Samsung Group, has awarded Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) a contract to supply 7.2 million pounds of Filtrasorb®granular activated carbon (GAC) to the Dduk-Do Municipal Drinking Water (Dduk-Do) Plant in Seoul City, South Korea. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

The Dduk-Do Plant provides 198 million gallons per day (MGD) of potable water to approximately one million residents in seven districts, including SeongDong-Gu in the Seoul metropolitan area of South Korea. The GAC will be installed in newly constructed carbon filters to remove taste and odor from the plant's source water. Delivery of the carbon is expected to begin in December of 2014 and be completed in the second quarter of 2015.

Calgon was selected for the project because of its advanced manufacturing process, which produces GAC that meets the most stringent specifications in the drinking water treatment industry; its rigorous product quality assurance procedure; and the outstanding performance of the company's products that have been installed in other drinking water treatment plants in South Korea.

Earlier this year, it was selected to provide 5.6 million pounds of GAC to treat drinking water at the Gu Eui Municipal Drinking Water Plant, which is also located in Seoul City. "Calgon Carbon has been supplying GAC to drinking water treatment plants in South Korea since 2000, and in June we completed delivery of more than five million of pounds of GAC to the Gu Eui plant under a contract awarded to us in February," said Randy Dearth, Calgon chairman and CEO.

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About Calgon Carbon

Calgon Carbon Corporation is the world's largest producer of GAC and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products -- in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form -- for more than 700 distinct applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., the company employs approximately 1,100 people at more than 15 manufacturing, reactivation and equipment facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe, where it is known as Chemviron Carbon. For more information, visit


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