• 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
  • Fast underwater stern tube seal repairs in U.S.A. and Panama keep ships out of drydock

    Fast underwater stern tube seal repairs in U.S.A. and Panama keep ships out of drydock

    01/02/2013
    At the end of November 2012, Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out two underwater stern tube seal repairs. One on a 143-meter general cargo ship in Galveston, Texas, U.S.A., and one on a 292-meter container vessel in Panama. Both vessels were experiencing oil leaks and a fast repair was required by the classification societies. Using the... Read more
  • Tanker with leaking stern tube seals in Port Gentil not permitted to enter ports

    Tanker with leaking stern tube seals in Port Gentil not permitted to enter ports

    24/01/2013
    Underwater repair allows vessel to continue its schedule A 247-meter tanker was not given permission to enter any port when the fore as well as the aft stern tube seals were leaking, the vessel s. Unloading the vessel at sea and going to drydock seemed the only option for the vessel, until Hydrex sent a... Read more
  • Underwater propeller operations in Antwerp and Algeciras without the need for drydocking

    Underwater propeller operations in Antwerp and Algeciras without the need for drydocking

    24/01/2013
    Recently Hydrex teams carried out underwater propeller operations in Antwerp (Belgium) and Algeciras (Spain). In Algeciras a 183-meter chemical tanker had four of its five propeller blades cropped. In Antwerp the bent blade of a 197-meter dry cargo vessel was straightened. Both repairs were carried out on-site and underwater. Underwater cropping of damaged propeller blades... Read more
  • Hydrex Antwerp expands logistic possibilities with two dive support workboats

    Hydrex Antwerp expands logistic possibilities with two dive support workboats

    21/12/2012
    Last week two dive support workboats arrived at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. Both vessels can be used for a wide range of operations in Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France. The catamarans are fully equipped as dive support stations with hydraulic cranes, hydraulic winches, nautical and communication equipment and a dive control... Read more
  • Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam during commercial activities

    Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam during commercial activities

    07/12/2012
    In recent months Hydrex has carried out bow thruster blade replacements on several occasions in Rotterdam. Three 366-meter container ships belonging to one owner were given the same speedy treatment during unloading. More ships are scheduled for the same operation in the upcoming months. The owner of the ships had the luxury of being able... Read more
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