In a period of only ten days Hydrex diver/technician teams have flown all over the planet to perform a wide range of underwater operations on five different continents. The services offered ranged from routine vessel inspections and maintenance works all the way through to highly technical major repairs.
Among these jobs were two welding operations in the U.S.A., a propeller blade replacement in Bermuda and an azipod thruster operation in Japan. A stern tube seal repair and a spinner cone replacement were performed in Singapore, while a hull repair was carried out in Uruguay and a cofferdam operation was completed in India.
Hydrex diver/technician teams also performed a doubler plate repair in Belgium, underwater cleaning work in the U.S.A. and the Bahamas on vessels coated with the Ecospeed hull coating system, and hull monitoring surveys in Spain, Gabon, the Netherlands, and Equatorial Guinea. Be sure to check our website or read our upcoming magazines for detailed accounts and pictures of some of these operations.
With close to 40 years of experience and well trained diving teams at its disposal, the Hydrex technical department knows how to handle this kind of situation without loss of quality or unnecessary loss of time for the customer.
All these operations were engineered and carried out in close cooperation with the customer and any third party suppliers. Whether it entails a simple maintenance operation or a complex repair or replacement of a ship’s external underwater equipment and machinery, Hydrex can take on, organize and execute the entire job, start to finish. This relieves the customer of all the hassle of coordination, planning and supervision. The technical department begins with evaluating the feasibility of an underwater operation, continue through mobilization of diver/technicians and equipment, and go all the way through to a successful execution and subsequent follow-up.
Through an ever-expanding, worldwide network of offices and service stations, Hydrex can provide a wide range of services economically at any location. Headquartered in the Belgian port of Antwerp, Hydrex has offices in Tampa (U.S.A), Algeciras (Spain), Mumbai and Vishakhapatnam (India), and Port Gentil (Gabon).
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, July 4, 2012; Image: hydrex