• Hydrex White Paper No. 12 and 12A, Ship-hull Performance Optimization Tool (SPOT) Pilot Project

    Hydrex White Paper No. 12 and 12A, Ship-hull Performance Optimization Tool (SPOT) Pilot Project

    14/06/2013
    There has been a great deal of attention amongst ship hull paint manufacturers on the subject of a transparent standard for measuring ship hull performance and efficiency. This came in the wake of a series of claims on the subject that “so-and-so paint will save x% of fuel bills.” Of course a standard of this... Read more
  • New generation mobdock used for fast underwater stern tube seal replacement in Port Everglades

    New generation mobdock used for fast underwater stern tube seal replacement in Port Everglades

    17/05/2013
    In February Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 139-meter container vessel in Port Everglades, Florida, close to the company’s office in Clearwater. The vessel was suffering from an oil leak, making a fast repair necessary. Using one of the company’s next generation flexible mobdocks the team was able to... Read more
  • Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking

    Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking

    17/05/2013
    A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A. last month to remove the bow thruster of a 294-meter container vessel. The unit needed to be overhauled. Hydrex performed the operation underwater in a very short time frame. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock. Together with all... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade straightening in Denmark with Hydrex new generation equipment

    Underwater propeller blade straightening in Denmark with Hydrex new generation equipment

    17/05/2013
    In April, a diver/technician team performed successful propeller blade straightening operations on two vessels at anchorage in Kalundborg, Denmark. First the bent blades of a 225–meter bulk carrier were restored. The team then straightened the damaged blades of 158-meter reefer in the same location. By taking advantage of the in-house developed cold straightening technique, damaged... Read more
  • Fast on-site propeller repairs in Germany and Spain keep ships out of drydock

    Fast on-site propeller repairs in Germany and Spain keep ships out of drydock

    19/04/2013
    Last month, Hydrex teams carried out underwater propeller operations in Bremen and Rostock (Germany) and Algeciras (Spain). In Algeciras a 200-meter vehicle carrier had its five propeller blades cropped. In Germany three of the five blades of a 183-meter tanker were grinded, re-profiled and polished while a fourth one was straightened. Both repairs were carried... Read more
  • Permanent underwater rudder repair in Antwerp

    Permanent underwater rudder repair in Antwerp

    19/04/2013
    At the beginning of March a Hydrex team of diver/technicians sailed out with one of the company’s dive support workboats to a 200-meter vehicle carrier berthed in the port of Antwerp. They performed an underwater inspection and repair of the vessel’s malfunctioning rudder. The latest development allows Hydrex to perform permanent repairs on any type... Read more
  • Class approved underwater steel repairs in France and Portugal

    Class approved underwater steel repairs in France and Portugal

    19/04/2013
    Hydrex teams carried out underwater steel repairs on vessels in France and Portugal. In France Hydrex carried out a pipe repair on a 210-meter bulk carrier berthed in Dunkirk and reinforced the weld seams of a leaking doubler plate on a 183-meter tanker in Marseille. In Setubal, Portugal, two repairs were carried out on bulk... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal in Rotterdam using new Hydrex workboats

    Underwater bow thruster removal in Rotterdam using new Hydrex workboats

    06/03/2013
    A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to Rotterdam last month to remove the bow thruster of a 300-meter container vessel. The unit needed to be overhauled. Hydrex performed the operation underwater using the company’s own workboats based at the Antwerp depot. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock. The... Read more
  • Fast underwater stern tube seal replacement in Zeebrugge with new generation mobdock

    Fast underwater stern tube seal replacement in Zeebrugge with new generation mobdock

    06/03/2013
    Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 190-meter bulker vessel in Zeebrugge, not far from headquarters in Antwerp. The repair was performed in icy weather conditions. The vessel was suffering from an oil leak, making a fast repair necessary. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks the... Read more
  • Underwater propeller repairs with Hydrex new generation equipment

    Underwater propeller repairs with Hydrex new generation equipment

    06/03/2013
    Last month Hydrex diver/technician teams performed successful propeller repairs on vessels berthed in Antwerp (Belgium) and Rostock (Germany) and on a ship at anchorage in Fujairah (U.A.E). By taking advantage of the in-house developed cold straightening technique, damaged blades can be straightened underwater. This allows a ship to return to commercial operations without the need... Read more
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