• Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Australia

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Australia

    12/04/2017
    To save time and money for the owner of a 82-meter offshore supply vessel, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and reinstalled the unit after it was overhauled while the vessel was at anchorage in Dampier,  Australia. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could stay on the project... Read more
  • Underwater shaft seal repairs around the globe in record time

    Underwater shaft seal repairs around the globe in record time

    27/03/2017
    We have developed a flexible mobdock repair method that enables  the underwater replacement of all types and sizes of shaft seals. This technology has been successfully used  by our diver/technicians for over a decade. It allows ship owners to keep their vessel sailing, saving precious time and money. In 1998 our divers completed a seal... Read more
  • Emergency rudder repair in Greenland

    Emergency rudder repair in Greenland

    22/03/2017
    We received an enquiry for an emergency rudder repair on a 67-meter fishing vessel. The ship was operating in the region of Sisimiut, Greenland when a defect occurred on her flap rudder, making it difficult to navigate safely. A preliminary inspection by a local diving company revealed that one of the hinges of the rudder... Read more
  • Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel saving

    Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel saving

    28/02/2017
    Over the last few months Hydrex installed propeller cone fins on several general cargo and container 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... Read more
  • Underwater thruster repairs adapted to your vessel's schedule

    Underwater thruster repairs adapted to your vessel's schedule

    28/02/2017
    Hydrex diver/technicians can perform a wide range of repair or maintenance work on all types of thrusters. An entire unit can be overhauled, propeller blades and seals can be replaced or repair work on another specific part of a thruster can be performed on-site or inside the tunnel. These repairs are performed in cooperation with... Read more
  • 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
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