• 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
  • 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
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