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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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RoRo project a resounding success for Hydrex

RoRo project a resounding success for Hydrex

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

RORO TANK PROJECT RESOUNDING SUCCESS FOR HYDREX Hydrex diver/welders have installed a new echo sounder and speed log system in the shell plating of a roro vessel during its scheduled port stay in Eemshaven, a coastal town in the province of Groningen in... Read More

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

Hydrex Mobdock Reduces Singapore Sterntube Spill

Hydrex Mobdock Reduces Singapore Sterntube Spill

Monday, July 3, 2017

HYDREX MOBDOCK REDUCES SINGAPORE STERNTUBE SPILL It is estimated that damaged ship stern tubes are leaking some 57 million tonnes of lubricating oil in to the oceans every year, but by replacing these seals when the damage is first discovered, Hydrex... Read More

Commitment to diver training underpins Hydrex repairs

Commitment to diver training underpins Hydrex repairs

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

COMMITMENT TO DIVER TRAINING UNDERPINS LAS PALMAS REPAIR SUCCESS After delays of almost two weeks following an unsuccessful repair to the hull of a 180m bulk carrier that ran aground offshore Las Palmas, Spain, Hydrex Underwater Technologies was approached... Read More

Port of Antwerp greenlights Hydrex expansion

Port of Antwerp greenlights Hydrex expansion

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PORT OF ANTWERP GREENLIGHTS HYDREX EXPANSION Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand its existing 5000m² site on Asiadok on the River Scheldt with new workshops and offices.  As part of its... Read More

Feature Article: Keeping dry when the outlook is wet

Feature Article: Keeping dry when the outlook is wet

Monday, March 13, 2017

Keeping dry when the outlook is wet Dave Bleyenberg explains how Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ next generation Mobdock and cofferdam designs are changing the way in which thrusters are removed and repaired. The introduction of advanced underwater... Read More

Hydrex scores home and away with hull repair

Hydrex scores home and away with hull repair

Thursday, February 2, 2017

HYDREX SCORES AT HOME AND AWAY WITH AFLOAT HULL PLATE REPAIRS When a high-speed support ship arrived at a yard in Curaçao needing emergency repairs to hull plating, drydock unavailability created a new dimension to an otherwise standard repair... Read More

Emergency call-out steers tanker clear of trouble

Emergency call-out steers tanker clear of trouble

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

EMERGENCY CALL OUT STEERS TANKER CLEAR OF TROUBLE Early one November morning, a 7,071dwt tanker was manoeuvring in the port of Antwerp when it experienced a steering gear problem. The vessel managed to safely berth alongside and carry out cargo... Read More

Hydrex averts Pananma Canal delay with sterntube renewal

Hydrex averts Pananma Canal delay with sterntube renewal

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HYDREX AVERTS PANAMA CANAL DELAY WITH UNDERWATER STERNTUBE RENEWAL Hydrex Underwater Technology has assisted an excavation vessel hemorrhaging oil from a stern tube seal entangled with steel wire to pass safely through the Panama Canal. The 156m long,... Read More

Propeller repairs increase as winter approaches

Propeller repairs increase as winter approaches

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

PROPELLER REPAIRS INCREASE AS WINTER APPROACHES Hydrex Underwater Technology has registered an increase in the number of vessels experiencing propeller damage. Dave Bleyenberg, Hydrex Production Executive, explained: “While winter months usually... Read More

New Mobdock reduces rudder repair costs

New Mobdock reduces rudder repair costs

Thursday, November 3, 2016

NEW MOBDOCK REDUCES RUDDER REPAIR COST The introduction of a new underwater habitat for rudder repairs is saving shipowners thousands of dollars in emergency drydocking costs, according to Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ Production Executive Dave... Read More

Hydrex response repairs stern seal in record time

Hydrex response repairs stern seal in record time

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

HYDREX RESPONSE REPAIRS STERN SEAL IN RECORD TIME Hydrex Underwater Technology has completed the emergency stern tube seal repair to a 134m chemical tanker, after the Antwerp Port Authority demanded an underwater inspection and in-situ repair to the vessel... Read More