• Hydrex performs a wide range of propeller operations, keeping ships out of drydock

    Hydrex performs a wide range of propeller operations, keeping ships out of drydock

    20/02/2014
    Hydrex teams carried out a wide range of underwater propeller operations on tankers around the world. Among them a propeller blade straightening on a 248-meter ship in Algeciras, Spain, a blade cropping on a 183-meter vessel in Flushing, the Netherlands, and a spinner cone replacement on a 110-meter vessel in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Underwater propeller... Read more
  • Propeller repairs in extreme conditions restore efficiency

    Propeller repairs in extreme conditions restore efficiency

    01/02/2014
    When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, Hydrex will help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. In this article you can read about propeller operations carried out underwater by Hydrex diver/technicians in Antwerp, Ventspils and Kiel. Some of these repairs were carried out in extreme winter circumstances.... Read more
  • Hydrex teams up with Wärtsilä to repair underwater stern tube seal assembly in Australia

    Hydrex teams up with Wärtsilä to repair underwater stern tube seal assembly in Australia

    31/01/2014
    Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 110-meter offshore supply vessel in Bunbury, Australia. The rope guard covering the stern tube seal assembly was missing and the seal box had come loose after a mooring rope got tangled around the assembly. An emergency on-site repair was necessary.... Read more
  • Heavy storm damages rudder of dry cargo vessel

    Heavy storm damages rudder of dry cargo vessel

    31/01/2014
    When the rudder of a 132-meter dry cargo vessel was severely damaged during a heavy storm it came loose and was swinging dangerously from side to side during sailing, hitting the propeller of the vessel. The ship was unable to sail any further. A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilized to St. Malo, France in January to... Read more
  • Hydrex underwater inspections

    Hydrex underwater inspections

    01/01/2014
    Underwater inspections are an essential aspect of ship repairs. Building upon conventional technical skills and know-how while also taking advantage of the latest technology, Hydrex offers a unique hull monitoring service to its customers. This gives ship owners total control of the underwater hull and the underwater gear of their vessels. An informed decision can... Read more
  • Underwater stern tube seal repair in Trinidad saves time and money

    Underwater stern tube seal repair in Trinidad saves time and money

    20/12/2013
    Last month a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 148-meter container vessel in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using one of the company’s flexible mobdocks the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site and... Read more
  • How Hydrex revolutionized underwater bow thruster operations

    How Hydrex revolutionized underwater bow thruster operations

    20/12/2013
    Hydrex was the first company to show that it was possible to remove and then replace thrusters by creating a dry environment underwater. Using the Hydrex-developed steel mobdocks to seal off the thruster tunnel, with an access shaft protruding above the water, work teams accessed the thruster tunnel and removed or repaired the thruster within... Read more
  • The evolution of stern tube seal repairs

    The evolution of stern tube seal repairs

    15/11/2013
    An interview with Hydrex founder Boud Van Rompay Hydrex was established in Antwerp in 1974 by Boud Van Rompay. Since then it has steadily grown into a company the shipping and offshore industry can depend upon whenever there are tough and difficult jobs to do as well as for regular, routine maintenance and repair tasks.... Read more
  • Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam

    Fast underwater bow thruster blade replacement in Rotterdam

    18/10/2013
    In September Hydrex has carried out bow thruster blade replacements on a 366-meter container ship in Rotterdam. The speedy repair was done during unloading. Our divers performed the operation underwater using one of our own workboats based at the Antwerp depot. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock.... Read more
  • Underwater stern thruster removal and reinstallation in Cameroon

    Underwater stern thruster removal and reinstallation in Cameroon

    18/10/2013
    To save time and money for the owner of a 69-meter offshore supply vessel, Hydrex removed the stern thruster of the ship and installed a new unit during the vessel’s stop in Limbee, Cameroon. By carrying out both parts of the operation underwater the ship could continue its commercial activities and did not have to... Read more
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