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 – no need for drydocking. Normal commercial activities can therefore continue without disruption. These operations follow the Hydrex procedure for welding cracks in the vessel's shell plating and they are approved by the major classification societies.
Hydrex diver/technician teams carry out these in-situ hull repairs all over the world. In most cases the damaged area can be replaced with a permanent insert and no condition of class is imposed. On the rare occasions where the damage does not allow such a repair, a temporary doubler plate is installed over the affected area. This allows the owners to keep to their schedule until the next scheduled drydock visit when they can arrange a permanent repair.
Building on an ever-expanding worldwide network of offices and support bases, Hydrex can provide these repairs at reasonable costs across the globe. All offices are fully equipped and can mobilize immediately. As part of the Hydrex Group they can draw on the company’s combined technical expertise and many years of experience for advice and direction.
Repairs of this kind can only be done successfully by trained divers/technicians who are familiar with them and who have the relevant know-how to resolve all of the technical difficulties encountered during underwater operations. This is why all Hydrex technical staff from all offices undergo stringent training on a wide range of operations. They can all achieve the same high quality without unnecessary loss of time.
To offer the fastest possible service to customers, Hydrex offices have fast response centers where an extensive range of state-of-the-art tools and diving support equipment is available at all times for the Hydrex underwater teams. These fast response centers enable Hydrex to mobilize diver/technician teams immediately. The entire aim is to keep ships in operation with an absolute minimum loss of time.
A nice overview of some of the more important insert repairs carried out by Hydrex can be found on this page.
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