Hydrex Sales Officer keynote speaker at ship maintenance conference in Rome22/12/2016
On November 15 Hydrex Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer gave the keynote speech at a conference on the advantages of underwater technology for ship maintenance. The event was organized by the Rome branch of Italian naval engineers society ATENA.
ATENA (Associazione Italiana di Tecnica Navale) was founded in 1947 on the initiative of a group of Italian marine engineers. Its members give competent professional contributions in the field of design, construction and operation of ships, with a focus on transport safety and the marine environment.*
The event was a great success with a large turnout of representatives of shipowners, the Italian Navy and other marine professionals. Those present were very interested in the wide range of operations Hydrex can carry out on-site and underwater.
“The event was organized to create the opportunity to inform our audience of the technical possibilities of underwater work,” said Ing. Massimo De Domenico, the President of the Rome division of ATENA. “The conference reached its goal, because it demonstrated that shipowners can avoid going to drydock, both for everyday maintenance operations and challenging repairs.”
Also present was Mr. Dario Cacciottoli, representing Hydrex’ Italian agent Marine EQ. He stated that “it was a very interesting and well organized event that made it possible to show the wide range of jobs which can be done underwater today.” Mr. Cacciottoli was very pleased that a diverse audience attended the event. “I believe they were happy with the presentations and the interesting discussion at the end,” he said. “We are very thankful to ATENA and especially Mr. De Domenico to give us this opportunity.”
Keynote speaker Mr. De Keyzer shared the same opinion. “Some people were surprised at the scope of what we can do for their ship without having to go to drydock,” Mr. De Keyzer said. “I encouraged everyone to contact us with any problem they might experience with their vessel. We can give you fast and clear answers and will offer you a solution. Whether you need a simple maintenance operation or a complex tailor-made repair, we can help you.”
Hydrex at Posidonia 201620/07/2016
In June Hydrex and Subsea Industries took part in Posidonia 2016, together with our agent for Greece: N. Bogdanos Marine Bureau. The exhibition was a very successful one for everyone involved and we are already looking forward to the next edition.
The event set new records in terms of exhibitor floor space, size of conference program and number of visitors. In total, 1.825 exhibiting companies from 90 countries and territories and 19 national pavilions welcomed 22.366 visitors from over 95 countries to their stands.
According to the exhibition’s post-event press release, Posidonia 2016 has received overwhelming praise from exhibitors and visitors who unanimously agree that this year’s edition of the event has also been the most distinguished in the show’s five-decade long history.
“We always strive to make the best even better by constantly reinventing the overall offering of Posidonia seeking to further improve and if possible perfect the experience on and off the main venue of the exhibition,” said Theodore Vokos, Executive Director, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A, the organizers of the event.
Hydrex Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer was present during the four days of the event. He told us that the N. Bogdanos booth was crowded from start to finish, with many networking chances presenting themselves throughout the four days of the exhibition. “Posidonia 2016 was very satisfying for us. I was able to speak with a great number of interesting people from the shipping world,” said Steven. “New business opportunities have been discussed and existing relationships have been strengthened.”
We would like to thank all of you who visited us there for coming and look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis. We would also like to invite you to come and visit us during SMM 2016 at the Holland Pavilion in Hall B7, booth 426.
Hydrex will be present at Posidonia 201601/06/2016
Hydrex and Subsea Industries will be present at Posidonia 2016 together with our agent for Greece: N. Bogdanos Marine Bureau. We would like to welcome you at stand 112 in hall 1.
Both Hydrex and Subsea Industries are represented in Greece by N. Bogdanos Marine Bureau who are celebrating their 60th anniversary of successful presence in the Greek Maritime Market. They offer an ever-widening array of products & services that facilitate vessels’ uninterrupted, smooth and economical sailing.
If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please visit our booth (112) at Posidonia. Our team will be happy to give you the information you need. You can also contact one of our offices if you would like to make an appointment for the exhibition or if you need assistance. We are at your disposal 24/7.
New website launched: www.subind.net13/05/2016
We are proud to announce that our new Subsea Industries website is up and running. On this website you can find information on our range of coating systems and cleaning equipment, as well as the latest news and case studies.
Technical documents, a list of certificates, an overview of the most important applications, … all of this can be found on our new website The familiar url www.subind.net will guide visitors to our homepage. From here they can navigate easily to the section of their interest.
Be sure to visit www.subind.net regularly as we will update the website frequently and have some exciting announcements scheduled for the coming months.
You can of course still call or e-mail us for more information or specific questions. We are at your service 24/7.
Hydrex office in Rotterdam has officially opened02/03/2016
On the 1st of March the new Hydrex office in Rotterdam has officially opened. Its purpose is to improve the delivery of our services and underwater expertise to the maritime industry of Rotterdam.
To enable a fast mobilization throughout the entire Rotterdam port without delaying a ship’s commercials operations, Hydrex dive support vessels will be stationed in Rotterdam. These workboats are fully equipped with hydraulic cranes, winches, a dive spread and control room.
This allows Hydrex to offer simple maintenance operations as well as repairs on all parts of the underwater ship propulsion system and the hull. Hydrex operations are class approved and carried out alongside or at anchorage while commercial activities continue without disruption. Hydrex does this with qualified and experienced diver/technicians, state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques that create drydock-like conditions underwater.
The offices of Hydrex Rotterdam are located at the Wilhelminaplein where Sales Officer Rotterdam Erwin Strik is ready to take care of all your questions. The practical side of business is in the hands of Marine Project Officer Willem Hopmans. Willem has over 15 years of diving experience and has been a part of the Hydrex team since 2003. As a fully qualified dive supervisor, Willem is the perfect man to be in charge of our workboats and all operations.
Although Hydrex has been active in Rotterdam for over 40 years, the growing demand for services in the area instigated the opening of our office on the 1st of March. An example of a recent operation in the port is the installation of a doubler plate over the cavitated area of the rudder of a 170-meter container vessel. This operation was performed during the ship’s scheduled maintenance stop. (An article on this operation, together with pictures can be found here.)
Feel free to contact Erwin or Willem if you would like to have more information on our new office or if you want to find out how we can assist you and your vessel.
Sales Officer Rotterdam Erwin Strik
Marine Project Officer, Willem Hopmans
Wilhelminaplein 1 – 40
3072 DE Rotterdam
Phone: +31 10 313 25 19 (24/7)
Expanding Hydrex services even more01/03/2016
Phase 2 of the expansion and renovation of the Hydrex headquarters is now nearing its end. While the finishing touches are being put to the refurbishing of the existing locations, our staff have completely settled in at their new offices.
A swift reaction remains one of the most important elements of our services. Our fast response centers are designed for immediate action whenever needed. They feature a diver training center with three diving tanks and a workshop for constructing equipment, tools or replacement items for underwater repairs.
The combination of our increased office size and our state-of-the-art warehouses allows us to offer you the highest quality services. This is the real reason behind the expansion of our headquarters. We want to provide our customers with the fastest and most efficient work that is not only cost effective but also provides a long-lasting product.
We invite you to call us 24/7 and get advice on any problem without cost or obligation. We always deliver what we promise.
A thriving company in constant search of new opportunities30/11/2015
September 2015 saw the start of a large expansion of the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. This expansion is the logical result of the growth we have undergone in the last couple of years.
The construction of new offices has been finished. These offices and meeting rooms will accommodate the constantly growing staff of our headquarters. At the same time we have started a total refurbishing of the existing offices and warehouses as well as the exterior of all buildings. A totally new workshop has also been added to the existing locations and new training facilities are in the works, bringing the total area covered by our premises to over 5.000 m².
Being located at the Asiadok has always made the Hydrex headquarters ideally suited to mobilize our workboats to operations in Belgium, the Netherlands and France. A wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and tools is available at all times in our fast response center and can be loaded onto the boats immediately. A recent extension of the quay space available to Hydrex has increased the logistic possibilities even further.
Besides the headquarters in Antwerp, Hydrex has two other offices ready to mobilize to operations around the world. Our premises in Clearwater also cover over 5.000 m² while the office in Algeciras covers an area of 400 m².
Since the company was founded in 1974, we have never stopped looking for new ways to assist ship owners. Our constantly growing range of services needs an equally full range of capable staff members. From the technical department doing the planning, over the R&D department handling the engineering aspect to the diver/technicians who carry out the class-approved operations. New team members have been recruited in all areas. They need the best possible work environment to deliver the best possible quality for our customers.
Hydrex and Subsea Industries at Europort 201530/11/2015
The 37th Europort exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam was attended by almost 30.000 trade visitors from all parts of the world. The many exhibitors, including Subsea Industries and Hydrex were very satisfied with the exhibition.
According to the closing report on the trade show, “This year’s exhibition attracted unprecedented overseas participation, with international visitors up to 22% and 15 country pavilions present. More than 56 events were dedicated to advancing leadership in: technology, efficiency, human capital, and new market opportunities. One of the most successful additions to the 2015 programme was the Europort Masterclass Series, which explored key topics at the leading edge of innovation. The series of six masterclasses along with the four conferences held attracted 1955 delegates.”
“A vibrant center of the global maritime community, Europort 2015 showed once again the credentials that have made it one of the world’s leading maritime events. Europort exhibitors proved that they are setting the global lead in terms of technology and innovation, driving much needed efficiency within the sector.”
With new products and techniques on display, the Subsea Industries/Hydrex booth fitted in perfectly with the innovative aspect of Europort. As part of the Dutch pavilion, the booth was a popular spot for visitors.
The booth was well manned by Production Executive Manuel Hof, Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer and Estimations Officer Tamara Mertens.
Many existing customers, technical people and interested newcomers to Subsea Industries or Hydrex dropped by. They enjoyed the friendly, comfortable and informative atmosphere of the booth.
In the background Koen Smouts, Hydrex Equipment Officer, and his team performed flawlessly and efficiently in setting up and taking down the booth and making sure that it had everything that was needed, was comfortable and well stocked.
All in all Europort 2015 was a great success and we would like to thank all of you who visited us there for coming. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis.
Introducing: Subsea Magazine14/08/2015
We have changed the name of our monthly magazine. Up until now it was always called the Ecospeed Magazine. However, over the last few years the range of products that are covered in this publication have been growing. To represent this we felt that a name change was in order. And what better name giver than the company that has developed all these products: Subsea Industries NV.
Our ship hull performance system Ecospeed is off course still an important part of the content of the magazine, but over the last couple of years there has also been a lot of attention for Ecoshield, our coating for underwater running gear. Last year Ecolock, designed for offshore units, joined the ranks. Besides our award winning coating family of hard hull coating systems there is also our evolving line of underwater hull and propeller cleaning equipment.
Whether it is the range of underwater cleaning equipment or the various coating systems, all products produced by Subsea Industries have the same goal in mind: To keep the underwater part of your vessel in the best possible condition for its entire lifetime at the best possible performance.
If you would like to learn more about Subsea Industries products contact us for information, or visit our website. If you want to read our new magazine, click on the link below.
Ecospeed wins Energy Globe Award 201503/07/2015
On 25 June 2015 two delegates from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce at the Austrian embassy in Brussels, Mrs. Martina Madeo and Mr. Henry Simon, visited Subsea Industries nv in Antwerp to present the company with the National Energy Globe Award for sustainability for 2015. Subsea Industries won the award for Belgium for its Ecospeed non-toxic hull coating project. Production Executive Mr. Manuel Hof accepted the award on behalf of the company.
According to the jury report, “this year´s National Winner of the Energy Globe Award in Belgium set out to replace these toxic antifouling coatings with a non-toxic alternative, stopping water pollution and also reducing fuel and greenhouse gas emissions. A win-win situation for both: Humans and environment.”
"It is our duty and responsibility to assure that our young people will have an intact environment tomorrow." With these words Wolfgang Neumann launched the ENERGY GLOBE World Award for Sustainability in 1999, today’s most prominent and prestigious environmental prize.
From all over the world, projects are showcased that conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy. The goal is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, for many of our environmental problems already have good, feasible solutions. More than 1.500 projects and initiatives from a total of 177 countries were submitted for this year’s award.