• Class approved underwater hull repairs in Belgium and Uruguay

    Class approved underwater hull repairs in Belgium and Uruguay

    28/09/2012
    Recently Hydrex teams of diver/technicians mobilized to a 164-meter roro vessel berthed in Antwerp, Belgium and a 235-meter bulker at anchor in Punta Del Este, Uruguay to perform underwater hull repairs. Despite the smaller scale of these operations they are nonetheless vital for shipowners if they want to avoid unscheduled drydock visits for their vessels.... Read more
  • Hydrex at SMM  and the Marine Coatings Conference, Hamburg 2012

    Hydrex at SMM and the Marine Coatings Conference, Hamburg 2012

    28/09/2012
    The 25th shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology (SMM) international trade fair in Hamburg in September 2012 was attended by more than 50,000 trade visitors from all parts of the world. The 2,100 exhibitors, including Hydrex, spread out over 90,000 square meters, were very satisfied with the fair. Even the weather was kind with dry and... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Rotterdam

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Rotterdam

    27/09/2012
    To save time and money for the owner of a 334-meter container vessel, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and installed a new unit during the vessel’s scheduled stop in Rotterdam. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could continue its commercial operation and did not have to go... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Antwerp

    Underwater bow thruster removal and reinstallation in Antwerp

    31/08/2012
    In July, Hydrex performed the removal of a bow thruster that needed to be overhauled, and reinstalled a spare unit in one take. Both parts of the operation were carried out during a 200-meter container vessel’s stop in Antwerp. A diver/technician team carried out a preliminary inspection and took the necessary measurements prior to the... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repairs in Panama and the United Arabic Emirates

    Underwater stern tube seal repairs in Panama and the United Arabic Emirates

    31/08/2012
    In July, Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 271-meter oil tanker in Fujairah, and on a 195-meter roro vessel in Panama. Because both vessels were experiencing oil leaks, a fast repair was required by the classification societies. Using the company’s flexible mobdocks, Hydrex teams were able to perform both... Read more
  • Hydrex replaces 47.5 meters long, 500 ton heavy dock gate in India

    Hydrex replaces 47.5 meters long, 500 ton heavy dock gate in India

    20/07/2012
    In May, Hydrex diver/technicians removed a dock gate in Cochin, India and replaced it with a new one. Both gates were 47.5 meters long, 4 meters wide and 11.4 meters high and weighed 500 tons. Download .PDF
  • Underwater stern tube seal repairs in the Netherlands and Singapore

    Underwater stern tube seal repairs in the Netherlands and Singapore

    20/07/2012
    Last month Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 130-meter oil tanker in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and on a 261-meter container vessel in Singapore. Both vessels were suffering oil leaks, making a fast repair necessary. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks the team was able to carry out the... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade operations in the Netherlands and Bermuda

    Underwater propeller blade operations in the Netherlands and Bermuda

    20/07/2012
    In May Hydrex diver/technicians replaced a blade on one of the two azipod propellers of a 294-meter cruise vessel during the ship’s stops in Bermuda. Last month a team straightened three of the four propeller blades of a 180-meter tanker while the vessel was stationed in Rotterdam. One of the five blades of the port... Read more
  • In record time Hydrex performs operations all over the world

    In record time Hydrex performs operations all over the world

    21/06/2012
    In a period of only ten days Hydrex diver/technician teams have flown all over the planet to perform a wide range of underwater operations on five different continents. The services offered ranged from routine inspections and maintenance work all the way through to highly technical major repairs. Among these jobs were two welding operations in... Read more
  • Permanent on-site insert repair in South-Korea keeps ship out of drydock

    Permanent on-site insert repair in South-Korea keeps ship out of drydock

    01/06/2012
    In May, Hydrex diver/technicians carried out a permanent insert repair on a 224-meter bulker at anchor in Busan, South Korea. The vessel was being sold and the repair needed to be carried out before the sale could be finalized. The tight working window available was however no problem for the team. Like all Hydrex divers... Read more
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