• Hull repair on drill ship in Gulf of Mexico

    Hull repair on drill ship in Gulf of Mexico

    30/09/2015
    The transit flap of a 225-meter drill ship came loose and started swinging dangerously. This caused damage in the aft bulkhead and a leak in the ballast tank situated behind the moonpool hull. The vessel was located in Trinidad but was about to start a contract in Grand Isles, Gulf of Mexico. A fast solution... Read more
  • Fast underwater repairs using flexible mobdocks

    Fast underwater repairs using flexible mobdocks

    28/08/2015
    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 as all operations can be carried out alongside or at anchorage. Normal commercial activities can therefore... Read more
  • Emergency repair in Dubai keeps vessel on long drydock interval

    Emergency repair in Dubai keeps vessel on long drydock interval

    28/08/2015
    A 184-meter, 50.885 DWT chemical tanker had hit a buoy. A full underwater inspection and repair was needed. The vessel was only launched last year and was on a long drydock interval. Coming in for repairs now would have been a financial disaster for the owner. We therefore immediately mobilized an emergency team to Dubai... Read more
  • Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    28/08/2015
    Over the last few months Hydrex installed propeller cone fins on several general cargo vessels. These operations were carried out near the Hydrex offices in Antwerp and Tampa, but can be performed economically almost anywhere. A direct result of this underwater operation is that an owner can instantly start benefitting from the fuel savings a... Read more
  • Complex steel and cofferdam repairs carried out afloat

    Complex steel and cofferdam repairs carried out afloat

    17/07/2015
    Hydrex has an in-house Research & Development department that can take care of the engineering aspects of an operation. In this way turnkey solutions can be offered for complex hull and other repairs that require the construction of specific equipment.   Download .PDF
  • Underwater propeller modifications in Spain

    Underwater propeller modifications in Spain

    24/06/2015
    Recently Hydrex diver/technicians performed propeller croppings on two vessels berthed in Algeciras, close to the Spanish Hydrex office. The first operation was carried out on a 174-meter LPG tanker, the second one on a 230-meter bulk carrier. Both ships had suffered torn off pieces, severe cracks and bents on all four propeller blades. An on-site... Read more
  • Dry shaft seal renewal underwater in Australia

    Dry shaft seal renewal underwater in Australia

    01/06/2015
    In May a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 200-meter roro vessel in Port Kembla, Australia. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Taking advantage of the Hydrex flexible mobdock technique the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and... Read more
  • Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    Underwater propeller cone fin installation offers immediate fuel savings

    01/06/2015
    Last month Hydrex installed a propeller cone fin on a general cargo vessel. This operation was carried out in Antwerp, but can be performed economically almost anywhere. As a result of the underwater operation 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 crack repair in Haifa

    Underwater rudder crack repair in Haifa

    30/04/2015
    At the end of March a Hydrex team traveled to  Haifa, Israel to carry out a crack repair on the rudder of a 260-meter container vessel. The divers started the operation with a detailed underwater inspection of the affected area. This was done under the supervision of a representative of the classification society. With the... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade cropping in Yeosu restores efficiency

    Underwater propeller blade cropping in Yeosu restores efficiency

    30/04/2015
    Last month a diver/technician team performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 190-meter bulker under difficult weather circumstances while the vessel was at anchorage in Yeosu, South-Korea. An underwater inspection was done by our local support base. This revealed that all five blades were bent severely, with two of the blades bent 90°... Read more
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