• 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
  • 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
  • Underwater bow thruster removal in stages avoids loss of income

    Underwater bow thruster removal in stages avoids loss of income

    30/10/2014
    In September a Hydrex diver/technician team removed a bow thruster unit which needed to be overhauled from a 363-meter container vessel. The removal itself was carried out in Rotterdam. Earlier the team had already prepared the thruster tunnel during the ship’s stop in Le Havre, France. This allowed the divers to perform the operation underwater... Read more
  • Fast propeller repair in U.S.A. avoids costly drydocking

    Fast propeller repair in U.S.A. avoids costly drydocking

    30/10/2014
    Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade cropping on a 363-meter container vessel berthed in Oakland, California. One of the six propeller blades had partially broken off and needed to be cropped to restore the propeller’s efficiency. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex teams are equipped and trained... Read more
  • Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking

    Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking

    30/09/2014
    Early in July a Hydrex diver/technician team removed a bow thruster unit which needed to be overhauled from a 160-meter dry cargo vessel. The operation was carried out in Antwerp, close to the company’s headquarters. Hydrex performed the operation underwater in a very short time frame. This made it possible for the owner to keep... Read more
  • Fast on-site bow thruster repairs save time and money

    Fast on-site bow thruster repairs save time and money

    01/09/2014
    Hydrex can assist shipowners with almost any problem they encounter with their vessel’s thruster. A wide range of repair or maintenance work can be carried out on all types of thrusters. An entire unit can be overhauled, propeller blades or seals can be replaced or repair work on a specific part of a thruster can... Read more
  • Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing

    Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing

    01/09/2014
    Hydrex offers fast on-site repairs in emergency situations. Our offices have fully operational fast response centers. This allows us to immediately mobilize teams to locations around the world for a wide range of operations. There are many unfortunate events that can stop a ship from sailing. Ships with a leaking stern tube are often not... Read more
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