• Underwater bow thruster installation in stages allows vessel to stay on schedule

    Underwater bow thruster installation in stages allows vessel to stay on schedule

    27/03/2015
    Two and a half months after Hydrex diver/technicians removed the bow thruster of a 363-meter container vessel in Rotterdam, a Hydrex team once again mobilized to reinstall the overhauled unit underwater with the use of the Hydrex flexible mobdock technique. Like the removal, the operation was performed in stages at several locations to allow the... Read more
  • Permanent underwater hull repairs keep vessels out of drydock

    Permanent underwater hull repairs keep vessels out of drydock

    27/02/2015
    Last month Hydrex teams carried out underwater insert repairs on vessels in Zeebrugge and Antwerp. Both vessels had suffered cracks in the shell plating. In Zeebrugge a 600mm x 300mm plate was installed in the flat bottom of a 203-meter ro/ro vessel. A similar operation was carried out with a 300mm x 300mm plate on... Read more
  • Underwater propeller repair in Uruguay with new generation equipment

    Underwater propeller repair in Uruguay with new generation equipment

    27/02/2015
    Recently a diver/technician team performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 190-meter bulker at anchorage in Punta del Este, Uruguay. An underwater inspection revealed that all five blades were bent severely, with three of the blades bent over more than 90°. Cropping was the only option. By taking advantage of the in-house developed... Read more
  • Immediate fuel savings from underwater propeller cone fin installation

    Immediate fuel savings from underwater propeller cone fin installation

    27/02/2015
    Over the last few months Hydrex installed different types of propeller cone fins on bulk carriers and general cargo vessels. These operations were carried out in Antwerp and Panama. They 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... Read more
  • Fast bow thruster operation in Congo and Gabon avoids drydocking

    Fast bow thruster operation in Congo and Gabon avoids drydocking

    01/02/2015
    An 86-meter offshore supply vessel needed the stainless steel belt in one of its thruster tunnels replaced. A Hydrex diver/technician team therefore flew to Pointe- Noire, Congo to perform the repairs. The stainless steel belt is installed around the perimeter of a thruster tunnel at the location of the thruster blades. There the impact of... Read more
  • Fast underwater ship hull repairs save time and money

    Fast underwater ship hull repairs save time and money

    29/01/2015
    Hydrex on-site hull repair services include the renewal of both small and large areas of damaged hull plating. These repairs can be carried out above or below water, according to the circumstances, with tailor-made mobdocks. Normal commercial activities can therefore continue without disruption. These operations follow the Hydrex procedure for welding cracks in the vessel's... Read more
  • Fast propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    Fast propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

    22/12/2014
    When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, Hydrex will help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. A ship with bent or cracked propeller blades might experience severe vibrations while sailing. The classification society might demand a repair before the vessel is allowed to sail on. By straightening... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repair in Panama saves time and money

    Underwater stern tube seal repair in Panama saves time and money

    27/11/2014
    Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 196-meter LPG tanker in Panama. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using a Hydrex flexible mobdock the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and underwater, saving the owner an... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster removal adapted to the vessel’s schedule

    Underwater bow thruster removal adapted to the vessel’s schedule

    27/11/2014
    A month after a Hydrex diver/technician team removed a bow thruster unit which needed to be overhauled from a 360-meter container vessel, the same procedure was repeated on the vessel’s sister ship. As with the earlier operation, the team first prepared the thruster tunnel during the ship’s stop in Le Havre, France before carrying out... Read more
  • Immediate fuel savings from underwater propeller cone fin installation

    Immediate fuel savings from underwater propeller cone fin installation

    27/11/2014
    Over the last few months Hydrex installed different types of propeller cone fins on bulk carriers, container vessels and tankers. These operations were carried out in Belgium, Panama, Spain, Denmark and South-Korea and can be performed economically almost anywhere. As a result of the underwater operation an owner can instantly start benefitting from the fuel... Read more
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