Posts Tagged ‘Hydrex’

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections

The immeasurable value of underwater inspections
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 shipowners total control of their ship’s hull condition and consequently its performance, with only a minimum...
September 4th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Fast mobilization for crack repair in Zeebrugge

Fast mobilization for crack repair in Zeebrugge
We were contacted by the representative of a 163-meter roro vessel to carry out a crack repair during the ship’s stop in Zeebrugge. The operation was carried out swiftly during the Pentecost weekend in May. A team of Hydrex diver/welders travelled from our Headquarters in Antwerp to Zeebrugge with...
July 4th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Underwater thruster repairs on two ships at the same time in Mexico

Underwater thruster repairs on two ships at the same time in Mexico
Last month a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed underwater thruster operations on two vessels simultaneously in Coatzacoalcos, Mexico. Repairs were carried out on both azimuth thrusters of an FPSO, while the blade and shaft seals of the stern thruster of a 180-meter heavy load carrier were replaced. The...
April 4th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair | Read More

March 1st: Hydrex office in Rotterdam has officially opened

March 1st: Hydrex office in Rotterdam has officially opened
Hydrex workboat during underwater rudder operation in Rotterdam. 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...
March 2nd, 2016 | Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Expanding Hydrex services even more

Expanding Hydrex services even more
Hydrex containers and equipment in our main warehouse. 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...
February 25th, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency

Underwater propeller blade cropping in Uruguay restores efficiency
In November one of our diver/technician teams performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 229-meter bulker under difficult weather circumstances while the vessel was at anchorage in Punta Del Este. Because of the high swell, cropping was the only option. When the propeller blades of...
February 1st, 2016 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Underwater rudder repair in Rotterdam with Hydrex dive support workboat

In the beginning of December a Hydrex diving team mobilized to a 170-meter container vessel with one of our workboats. The team installed a doubler plate over the cavitated area of the rudder during the ship’s scheduled maintenance stop in Rotterdam. An earlier inspection carried out in Algeciras had...
January 4th, 2016 | Shiprepair | Read More

Hydrex: Hull repair on drill ship in Gulf of Mexico

Hydrex: Hull repair on drill ship in Gulf of Mexico
The transit flap of a 225-meter drill ship came loose and started swinging dangerously. This caused damage in the aft bulkhead and a leak in the ballast tank situated behind the moonpool hull. The vessel was located in Trinidad but was about to start a contract in Grand Isles, Gulf of Mexico. A fast...
October 1st, 2015 | Drill ships, Shiprepair | Read More

Emergency repair in Dubai keeps vessel on long drydock interval

Emergency repair in Dubai keeps vessel on long drydock interval
A 184-meter, 50.885 DWT chemical tanker had hit a buoy. A full underwater inspection and repair was needed. The vessel was only launched last year and was on a long drydock interval. Coming in for repairs now would have been a financial disaster for the owner. We therefore immediately mobilized an emergency...
August 31st, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Latest from HYDREX

Latest from HYDREX
Hydrex has an in-house Research & Development department that can take care of the engineering aspects of an operation. In this way turnkey solutions can be offered for complex hull and other repairs that require the construction of specific equipment. All the projects we undertake are engineered...
August 10th, 2015 | Ship Conversions, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock

Hydrex enables OEM to access bow thruster out of drydock
When a 162-meter pipe laying vessel suffered an oil leak, going to drydock for bow thruster repairs seemed the only option. The owner contacted us to see if we could develop an underwater solution that would allow the OEM specialists to access the thruster tunnel while the vessel was still afloat. This...
July 1st, 2015 | Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Dry shaft seal renewal underwater in Australia

Dry shaft seal renewal underwater in Australia
In May a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 200-meter roro vessel in Port Kembla, Australia. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Taking advantage of the Hydrex flexible mobdock technique the team was able to carry...
June 3rd, 2015 | Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Underwater rudder crack repair in Haifa

Underwater rudder crack repair in Haifa
At the end of March a Hydrex team traveled to Haifa, Israel to carry out a crack repair on the rudder of a 260-meter container vessel. The divers started the operation with a detailed underwater inspection of the affected area. This was done under the supervision of a representative of the classification...
May 4th, 2015 | Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Emergency afloat rudder operation in Le Havre

Emergency afloat rudder operation in Le Havre
In December the rudder of a 250-meter crude oil tanker started showing wrong readings. An inspection uncovered that the rudder was not calibrated correctly and that its movements did not match the readings. The ship was unable to sail any further and an on-site solution was needed. A Hydrex diver/technician...
February 2nd, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

Fast propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money

Fast propeller repairs restore efficiency and save money
When damage to propellers occurs due to impact with ice and other debris, Hydrex will help you, even if the damage is quite extensive. A ship with bent or cracked propeller blades might experience severe vibrations while sailing. The classification society might demand a repair before the vessel is allowed...
January 5th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Underwater bow thruster removal in stages avoids loss of income

Underwater bow thruster removal in stages avoids loss of income
In September a Hydrex diver/technician team removed a bow thruster unit which needed to be overhauled from a 363-meter container vessel. The removal itself was carried out in Rotterdam. Earlier the team had already prepared the thruster tunnel during the ship’s stop in Le Havre, France. This allowed...
November 3rd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical | Read More

New Hydrex and Ecospeed/Ecoshield in UK and Ireland

  In August the bow area of the underwater hull of Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Clark Ross was coated with Ecospeed. The ship is operated by British Antarctic Survey (BAS). New UK Agent, European Marine & Machinery Agencies Ltd., Appointed for Hydrex and Ecospeed/Ecoshield in the UK and Ireland ANTWERP,...
October 22nd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Ship Supplies | Read More

Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking

Rapid underwater bow thruster removal avoids drydocking
Early in July a Hydrex diver/technician team removed a bow thruster unit which needed to be overhauled from a 160-meter dry cargo vessel. The operation was carried out in Antwerp, close to the company’s headquarters. Hydrex performed the operation underwater in a very short time frame. This made it...
October 1st, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing

Emergency repairs allow vessels to keep sailing
Hydrex offers fast on-site repairs in emergency situations. Our offices have fully operational fast response centers. This allows us to immediately mobilize teams to locations around the world for a wide range of operations. There are many unfortunate events that can stop a ship from sailing. Ships with...
September 2nd, 2014 | Safety and Security, Shiprepair | Read More

Hydrex international sales conference

Hydrex international sales conference
On the 11th and 12th of June 2014 Hydrex and Subsea Industries hosted an international sales conference which was attended by many of the companies’ agents from around the world. The conference was a highly instructive event for all those attending and everyone left with renewed enthusiasm for selling...
July 14th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Hydrex replaces bow thruster seals underwater in Poland without hindering cargo operations

Hydrex replaces bow thruster seals underwater in Poland without hindering cargo operations
At the end of June, a Hydrex team replaced the three leaking bow thruster shaft seals of a 400-meter container ship in Gdansk, Poland. The operation was performed on-site and underwater using the company’s flexible mobdocks. The vessel was able to continue its commercial activities without any hindrance...
July 14th, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Supplies, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair, Technical, Technology | Read More

On-site bow thruster removal and reinstallation in New York

On-site bow thruster removal and reinstallation in New York
To save time and money for the owner of a 190-meter, 28, 747 GRT bulk carrier, Hydrex removed the bow thruster of the ship and installed a new unit during the vessel’s stop in New York. By carrying out both parts of the operation while the ship was berthed, she could continue her schedule without going...
June 3rd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical | Read More

Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances

Underwater stern tube seal repair in Uruguay under challenging circumstances
In April a Hydrex diver/technician team carried out underwater stern tube seal repairs on a 157-meter dredger in Montevideo, Uruguay. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an on-site repair necessary. Using a Hydrex flexible mobdock the team was able to carry out the entire operation on-site...
May 6th, 2014 | Shiprepair, Technology | Read More

Ecospeed agent appointed in Germany

Ecospeed agent appointed in Germany
Karberg & Schmitz GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, have been appointed as Ecospeed® agents for the German territory, representing Subsea Industries and Hydrex in the sale and delivery of Ecospeed, Ecoshield and related products including service, maintenance and warranty work. The appointment follows increased...
April 3rd, 2014 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | 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
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....
February 3rd, 2014 | Shiprepair, Underwater Shipping | Read More