• Fast underwater ship hull repairs save time and money

    Fast underwater ship hull repairs save time and money

    10/06/2014
    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
  • On-site bow thruster removal and reinstallation in New York

    On-site bow thruster removal and reinstallation in New York

    03/06/2014
    To save time and money for the owner of a 190-meter, 28,747 GRT bulk carrier, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and installed a new unit during the vessel’s stop in New York. By carrying out both parts of the operation while the ship was berthed, she could continue her schedule without going... Read more
  • Hydrex custom solutions

    Hydrex custom solutions

    03/06/2014
    There is a little-known service Hydrex offers shipowners, ship operators, technical departments, ship superintendents and others who have a need for underwater repair and maintenance: custom solutions to vexing problems. The only trouble is that people often don’t come to us for these solutions because it never occurred to them that an out of drydock... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances

    Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances

    08/05/2014
    In April a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 157-meter dredger in Montevideo, Uruguay. 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
  • Fast propeller repairs in Spain and France prevent costly drydocking

    Fast propeller repairs in Spain and France prevent costly drydocking

    08/05/2014
    Recently teams of Hydrex diver/technicians performed propeller blade croppings on bulkcarriers in Spain and France. In Algeciras the four propeller blades of a 170-meter vessel were cropped. A similar operation was carried out on a 229-meter ship during her stay in Dunkirk. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex is equipped and... Read more
  • Hydrex performs emergency rudder operation in Scotland

    Hydrex performs emergency rudder operation in Scotland

    03/04/2014
    Shortly after a 101-meter ferry left drydock, its rudder started showing wrong readings. An underwater inspection uncovered that the rudder was not calibrated correctly and that its movements did not match the readings. An emergency underwater operation was needed. For this reason Hydrex mobilized a diver/technician team to the vessel to carry out the repair... Read more
  • Underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Barcelona keeps ship out of drydock

    Underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Barcelona keeps ship out of drydock

    03/04/2014
    Earlier this month Hydrex carried out bow thruster blade replacements on a 270-meter container ship in Barcelona. A condition of class was issued after cracks were detected in the old blades, forcing the vessel to go off hire until a solution was found.  Hydrex therefore mobilized a team to Barcelona and performed the operation on-site... Read more
  • Underwater propeller blade straightening in the British Indian Ocean Territory

    Underwater propeller blade straightening in the British Indian Ocean Territory

    01/03/2014
    With all five blades of its propeller severely bent, a 290-meter container vessel needed a fast, on-site solution to restore the propeller’s balance and efficiency. Hydrex diver/technicians are trained to carry out repairs underwater in the shortest possible time frame and a team was therefore mobilized to the ship’s location in Diego Garcia in the... Read more
  • New generation propeller repair equipment used for cropping in Singapore

    New generation propeller repair equipment used for cropping in Singapore

    28/02/2014
    Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade operation on a 300-meter container vessel in Singapore. All six blades of the vessel’s propeller were damaged and needed to be cropped. Having developed different procedures for different kinds of damage, Hydrex is equipped and trained to make the best of a bent or broken... Read more
  • Fast underwater hull repairs in Belgium and the Netherlands

    Fast underwater hull repairs in Belgium and the Netherlands

    28/02/2014
    Recently Hydrex teams have carried out on-site hull repairs on vessels berthed in Belgium and the Netherlands. Doubler plates were welded on a 214-meter roro ship in Antwerp and an 85-meter cargo ship in Flushing, while an insert plate was installed on a 199-meter cargo vessel in Antwerp. Hydrex on-site hull repair services include the... Read more
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