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Hydrex offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to shipowners wherever and whenever they are needed. Its large and multidisciplinary team help’s shipowners find the best solution for any problems encountered with the ship’s hull and underwater machinery

 

 

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Underwater welding hastens urgent repair

Underwater welding hastens urgent repair

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

HYDREX MAKES LIGHT OF COMPLICATED UNDERWATER WELDING FOR URGENT REPAIR A team of Hydrex diving/welding technicians was recently mobilised to Dakar, where a 225m drill ship needed urgent repair. The vessel’s transit flap had become loose and... Read More

Hydrex doubler plates keep ships sailing

Hydrex doubler plates keep ships sailing

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

HYDREX’S DOUBLER PLATES KEEP SHIPS SAILING Underwater repair specialist Hydrex says when hull damage leads to the classification society to only allow temporary repair, there is a practical solution that allows ships to continue operations until a... Read More

Repair diversity keeps delay at bay

Repair diversity keeps delay at bay

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

REPAIR DIVERSITY KEEPS DELAY AT BAY A range of hull repairs on a variety of ship types have illustrated the diversity of shell plating operations Hydrex diver/technicians are capable of undertaking at a moment’s notice. In Amsterdam, recently,... Read More

Shipowners modify props to meet EU MRV rules

Shipowners modify props to meet EU MRV rules

Monday, March 12, 2018

SHIIPOWNERS INCREASINGLY MODIFYING PROPELLERS TO MEET EU MRV REQUIREMENT Belgian underwater repair specialist Hydrex says it is carrying out more modifications to a ship’s underwater areas and equipment in addition to the company’s more common... Read More

Increase in pipework repairs correlate to increase in scrubber installations

Increase in pipework repairs correlate to increase in scrubber installations

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

INCREASE IN PIPEWORK REPAIRS CORRELATE TO INCREASE IN SCRUBBER INSTALLATIONS Hydrex has recorded an increase in repairs to the pipe work and overboard outlets of those ships that have exhaust gas scrubbers installed. Diver/technicians from the underwater... Read More

Underwater seal repairs avoid drydock and off-hire costs

Underwater seal repairs avoid drydock and off-hire costs

Thursday, February 1, 2018

UNDERWATER SEAL REPAIRS AVOID DRYDOCK AND OFF-HIRE COSTS Following a spate of stern tube seal failures, Antwerp-based Hydrex has reiterated its capability in carrying out repairs to stern tube seals during a ship’s routine port visit, saving the... Read More

Hydrex propeller buffing technique awarded energy prize

Hydrex propeller buffing technique awarded energy prize

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HYDREX RECEIVES ENERGY AWARD FOR REVOLUTIONARY PROPELLER BUFFING TECHNIQUE Hydrex, the Belgian underwater repair and maintenance specialist, has been awarded the prestigious Energy Globe Award for 2017 from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. The award was... Read More

Hydrex cracks repair job without delay to ship operations

Hydrex cracks repair job without delay to ship operations

Thursday, December 14, 2017

HYDREX CRACKS TANK REPAIR WITHOUT DELAYING VESSEL Hydrex recently carried out a repair to a crack in the port side grey water tank of a 145m chemical tanker. The damage was permanently repaired by Hydrex technicians, using an insert, during the... Read More

Buffed for optimum propeller performance

Buffed for optimum propeller performance

Thursday, November 16, 2017

BUFFED FOR OPTIMUM PROPELLER PERFORMANCE  Hydrex has developed a new way of maintaining ship propellers to achieve maximum propulsion efficiency. The traditional approach is to let the propeller foul and build up a calcareous growth and polish the... Read More

Underwater repairs keep semi-submersible on-hire

Underwater repairs keep semi-submersible on-hire

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UNDERWATER REPAIRS TO TWELVE STERNTUBE SEALS KEEPS SEMI-SUBMERISBLE ON-HIRE When a semi-submersible offshore platform completed an oil & gas project offshore Veracruz, Mexico, twelve seals on its two sterntube assemblies needed to be replaced. The... Read More

Hydrex Mobdock Shapes Up For Tricky Hulls

Hydrex Mobdock Shapes Up For Tricky Hulls

Monday, September 18, 2017

MOBDOCK SHAPES UP FOR TRICKY HULLS Last month saw a flurry of activity for Hydrex dive teams, with a number of hull repair and shell plate projects in Europe and the United States. All repair projects were carried out while the vessels remained afloat and... Read More

Cruiseship keeps to schedule despite repair challenge

Cruiseship keeps to schedule despite repair challenge

Thursday, August 3, 2017

CRUISESHIP KEEPS TO SCHEDULE DESPITE LOGISTICAL REPAIR CHALLENGE  A bow thruster failure can have profound consequences not only for navigational safety but also the shipowner’s operational expenditure, especially if tugboats are required to... Read More