• Keeping cold stacked offshore vessels safe

    Keeping cold stacked offshore vessels safe

    02/05/2016
    A team of our diver/welders blanked all underwater openings of four offshore vessel to keep them safe during a cold stacking period. This was done in Dunkerque, France, over a period of four weeks starting in the middle of February. Download .PDF
  • Afloat propeller operations in ARA-region

    Afloat propeller operations in ARA-region

    01/05/2016
    Recently Hydrex diver/technicians carried out afloat propeller operations on vessels in Belgium and the Netherlands. In Antwerp the damaged blades of a 190-meter roro vessel were cropped, while in Amsterdam and Rotterdam the propeller blades of two 229-meter bulkers were modified to allow the ships to save fuel while sailing at lower RPM. When damage... Read more
  • Permanent underwater insert repair in Palm Beach

    Permanent underwater insert repair in Palm Beach

    31/03/2016
    A roro vessel suffered corrosion damage to the aft starboard side shell plating. We mobilized a team from our office in Tampa Bay to the vessel’s location in Palm Beach to perform a class approved permanent underwater insert repair. This allowed the owner to keep his ship on schedule. The team started the operation with... Read more
  • Underwater thruster repairs on two ships at the same time in Mexico

    Underwater thruster repairs on two ships at the same time in Mexico

    31/03/2016
    Last month a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180- meter heavy load carrier were replaced. Download .PDF
  • Class approved underwater shell plating replacement in Algeciras

    Class approved underwater shell plating replacement in Algeciras

    29/02/2016
    A 175-meter tanker suffered cavitation damage to the inside shell plating of one of its ballast water tanks. We mobilized a team to Algeciras to perform a permanent insert repair that would prevent an unscheduled drydock visit for the vessel. The team sailed with a workboat and all necessary equipment to the ship which lay... Read more
  • Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    29/02/2016
    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
  • Underwater rudder repair in Rotterdam with Hydrex dive support workboat

    Underwater rudder repair in Rotterdam with Hydrex dive support workboat

    22/12/2015
    In the beginning of December a Hydrex diving team mobilized to Rotterdam with one of our workboats to a assist a 170-meter container vessel.   Download .PDF
  • Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency

    Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency

    22/12/2015
    In November one of our diver/technician teams performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 229-meter bulker under difficult weather circumstances while the vessel was at anchorage in Punta Del Este. Because of the high swell, cropping was the only option. When the propeller blades of the bulker got damaged, a fast on-site solution... Read more
  • State-of-the-art fast response centers allow swift mobilization around the world

    State-of-the-art fast response centers allow swift mobilization around the world

    22/12/2015
    The Hydrex offices have fast response centers that are designed for a fast mobilization to vessels all around the world. For this reason they are equipped with a wide-ranging stock of logistic tools and dive support equipment as well as a fleet of vehicles and workboats. Hydrex Equipment Officer Koen Smouts is the man responsible... Read more
  • In-house R&D keeps Hydrex at the cutting edge of underwater ship repair

    In-house R&D keeps Hydrex at the cutting edge of underwater ship repair

    02/12/2015
     From the very beginning Hydrex’ goal has been very simple: to keep ships in business. We achieve this goal by offering our customers afloat solutions to any problem that arises with the underwater part of their vessel. Download .PDF
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