• Hydrex performs propeller repairs around the world as winter arrives

    Hydrex performs propeller repairs around the world as winter arrives

    27/01/2017
    Over the last couple of months our teams have traveled across the world to carry out cold straightenings, croppings and other propeller blade modifications on vessels in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Togo and Singapore. Dave Bleyenberg, Hydrex Production Executive, explained: “While winter months usually result in an increase in propeller repairs, this normally... Read more
  • Afloat hull repairs close at home and far away

    Afloat hull repairs close at home and far away

    27/01/2017
    Recently our diver/technician teams mobilized to vessels in Belgium and Curaçao for underwater hull plating repairs. In Zeebrugge a crack needed to be closed off and prevented from spreading further. For the operation in Curaçao a cofferdam had to be designed and constructed by us and then secured on the flat bottom of a fast... Read more
  • Complete renewal of stern tube assembly allows passage through Panama Canal

    Complete renewal of stern tube assembly allows passage through Panama Canal

    22/12/2016
    When a steel wire got stuck in the stern tube seal assembly of a 156-meter Dutch vessel, it experienced a severe oil leak.  The ship needed to pass through the Panama Canal to reach its next destination, but the leak had to be repaired before it was allowed to do so. We flew in a... Read more
  • Underwater rudder inspection and follow up repair steers owner clear of trouble

    Underwater rudder inspection and follow up repair steers owner clear of trouble

    22/12/2016
    Early on a Tuesday morning in November we received a call on our 24/7 emergency number from the owner of a tanker that experienced steering troubles with its rudder. The vessel was performing cargo operations in Antwerp and needed a fast on-site solution that would allow it to sail on after commercial operations were complete... Read more
  • Insert installation in Uruguay prevents loss of contract

    Insert installation in Uruguay prevents loss of contract

    28/11/2016
    A 277-meter oil tanker suffered a hole in the shell plating of her ballast tank. We were contacted by the owner to provide an underwater solution that would allow the vessel to keep her schedule. A team of our diver/technicians therefore mobilized to Punta Del Este, Uruguay to perform on-site repairs. The corrosion damage was... Read more
  • Permanent afloat repairs with unique rudder mobdock

    Permanent afloat repairs with unique rudder mobdock

    28/10/2016
    We perform repairs at anchorage on any type of rudder or while the vessel is berthed without interrupting cargo operations. In most cases these repairs are permanent and do not require follow up. Permanent in-water rudder repairs were previously not possible and ships had to drydock in cases where a major defect was found. We... Read more
  • Ultra-fast response allows for emergency underwater seal repair in record time

    Ultra-fast response allows for emergency underwater seal repair in record time

    30/09/2016
    A 134-meter chemical tanker suffered a leak to its stern tube seal assembly while berthed in Antwerp. The Port Authority demanded that an underwater inspection was carried out and an on-site solution was found before the vessel would be given the green light to sail again. We were contacted by the owner of the ship... Read more
  • Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    30/09/2016
    Over the last few months Hydrex installed propeller cone fins on several general cargo vessels. We can carry out these operations all over the world. A direct result of this underwater operation is that an owner can instantly start benefitting from the fuel savings a propeller cone fin brings. He does not have to wait... Read more
  • The immeasurable value of underwater inspections

    The immeasurable value of underwater inspections

    23/08/2016
    Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers. This gives shipowners total control of their ship's hull condition and consequently its performance, with only a minimum of work on their part. Underwater inspections represent a small investment and,... Read more
  • Fast propeller repair in Germany avoids costly drydocking

    Fast propeller repair in Germany avoids costly drydocking

    20/07/2016
    Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade cropping on a 190-meter container bulker berthed in Hamburg. Two parts of the tip of one of the four propeller blades were damaged and needed to be cropped to restore the propeller’s efficiency. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex teams are... Read more
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