• 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
  • Class approved underwater shell plating replacement in Antwerp

    Class approved underwater shell plating replacement in Antwerp

    20/07/2016
    A tanker suffered corrosion damage to the shell plating of one of its fuel tanks. In June we mobilized with one of our dive-support workboats to the vessel’s location in Antwerp to perform a class approved permanent underwater insert repair. This allowed the owner to keep his ship on schedule. A week earlier, during the... Read more
  • Fast mobilization for crack repair in Zeebrugge

    Fast mobilization for crack repair in Zeebrugge

    09/06/2016
    We were contacted by the representative of a 163-meter roro vessel to carry out a crack repair during the ship’s stop in Zeebrugge. The operation was carried out swiftly during the Pentecost weekend in May. A team of Hydrex diver/welders travelled from our Headquarters in Antwerp to Zeebrugge with all the required equipment.  Because our... Read more
  • Underwater repairs: case studies

    Underwater repairs: case studies

    09/06/2016
    Hydrex is able to perform a wide variety of operations with its flexible mobdocks. These enable us to create a dry environment underwater for our divers to work in. There is no need to send the vessel to drydock. We will bring the drydock to you and all operations can be carried out alongside or... Read more
  • Seal renewal in New Zealand in tough underwater conditions

    Seal renewal in New Zealand in tough underwater conditions

    01/06/2016
    In April a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a container vessel in Tauranga, New Zealand. The ship was suffering from an oil leak and was not allowed to sail on. Because no drydock was available close by an on-site repair was necessary. Taking advantage of the Hydrex flexible mobdock... Read more
  • Double pipe repair carried out on tanker in Rotterdam

    Double pipe repair carried out on tanker in Rotterdam

    01/06/2016
    Last month Hydrex replaced two pipes on a 228-meter tanker while the vessel was berthed in Rotterdam. Both pipes were leaking and a fast on-site solution was needed to remove a condition of class. These repairs were performed afloat with our cofferdam technique. This gave the owner a cost effective alternative for drydock. An overboard... Read more
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