• 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
  • 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
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