• Hydrex receives grade A wet welding certificate

    20/12/2019
    Hydrex receives grade A wet welding certificate

    We have received the approval to carry out classification certified grade A wet welding. To guarantee the required high standard of these underwater welds, NDT tests were performed by ABS surveyors before the certificate was awarded.

    The certificate was given to carry out grade A groove welding underwater. Most companies with a wet welding certificate can only carry out fillet welds and this often only to grade B or C. Cavitation or corrosion damage on rudders, clad welding, rope guard repairs, mewis duct repairs, … can now be done with permanent welding.

    With a class B weld an inspection of the weld is required every three months. With class A welding the deadline for an inspection is much longer. This is decided by the attending surveyor on a case by case basis.

    Any required inspection will be for the underlying problem causing the damage and not for the welding work. An internal structural problem causing damage will not always be handled after the repair and will need to be followed up. For instance, doubler repairs can never be permanent because the doubler is installed over the damaged plating instead of replacing it (as is the case with insert repairs).

    With class A underwater welding only a note is made stating that the affected area needs to be looked at during the next scheduled inspection. This is very important for tankers as a clean class certificate is requested by most charterers.

    Even for non-class items like rope guards the certificate is useful because it shows our customers that our diver/welders can carry out high quality underwater welding work. This is very important for offshore units where high quality standards need to be verified before welding operations like doubler repairs can be performed.

    Our divers are not suddenly better welders. They always knew how to perform the best underwater welds. Their skills have now been officially recognized.

    Contact us for more information on any underwater problem. We are at 24/7 call.


     +32 3 213 53 00
     hydrex@hydrex.be



     

  • On the road with Hydrex

    20/12/2019
    On the road with Hydrex

    The last couple of months have been busy for Hydrex and Subsea Industries with both of the companies’ coatings and hull care teams attending key maritime events across the globe as part of their aim to optimize their market share in the marine sector.

    Kick-starting the Fall 2019 exhibition and conference schedule was a visit to the NEVA event in St. Petersburg. This biennial event has grown exponentially over recent years with the 15th edition welcoming over 600 participating organizations from 32 countries.

    The organizers called the event a resounding success. The said that “both International and Russian organisations alike answered the call of opportunity from NEVA 2019.  Record numbers of professionals and visitors attended the Exhibition and Conference Programme to enjoy a direct networking connection to Russian maritime industry buyers who actively sought best-of-breed internationally-sourced products and services to fulfil their projects and active redevelopment requirements.”

    “For us, the event was also very fruitful,” said Subsea Industries Production Executive Manuel Hof. “We had many networking opportunities throughout the exhibition and the booth of Nordweg JSC, our agent for Russia, was bustling with activity from start to finish.”

    NEVA 2019 was followed in quick succession by Europort, one of Europe’s foremost maritime exhibitions.

    The 39th Europort exhibition for maritime technology in Rotterdam was attended by 26.000 trade visitors from 93 countries. The many exhibitors, including Hydrex and Subsea Industries were very satisfied with the event.

    According to the exhibition’s post-event press release, special ship markets in recovery and real progress on maritime digitalisation brought a feelgood finale to Europort 2019. With over 1,000 exhibitors and a record number of international visitors, Europort’s focus on special ship markets paid particular dividends in 2019, as its successful recipe of conference sessions, Masterclasses, networking events and exihibitor showcases came seasoned with a sprinkle of market opportunity and business wins.

    Innovation and expansion
    With a wide variety of products and techniques on display, the Subsea Industries/Hydrex booth fitted in perfectly with the innovative aspect of Europort. As part of the Dutch pavilion it was a popular spot for visitors.

    Many existing customers, representative agents, technical people from all phases of shipbuilding and maintenance and many interested newcomers to Subsea Industries and Hydrex dropped by and enjoyed the friendly, comfortable but businesslike and informative atmosphere. Much new business was conducted.

    Europort 2019 was a great success for us and we would like to thank all of you who visited us there. We look forward to working with you on an ongoing basis.
     

  • Looking back on Hydrex' history, part 7

    29/11/2019

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  • Looking back on Hydrex' history, part 6

    31/10/2019

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  • GearConsult appointed Agent for Hydrex in Norway

    25/10/2019
    GearConsult appointed Agent for Hydrex in Norway

    Hydrex has a new representative agent in Norway. GearConsult AS will represent and support Hydrex services throughout the country.

    For more information, please contact:

    Ms. Tamara Slight, External Relations Executive for Hydrex
    +32 3 213 53 00
    agents@hydrex.be

    or

    Mr. Ludvig Nyquist, CEO and manager for GearConsult
    +47 4000 8003
    ludvig@gearconsult.no

    Company details can be found at  www.gearconsult.no

  • Join us at Europort 2019

    18/10/2019
    Join us at Europort 2019

    Hydrex will be present at Europort in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from November 5 until November 8. We would like to welcome you at our booth 1009 in hall 1, Holland pavilion.

    If you would like to learn more about how Hydrex can assist you, please visit our booth at Europort. Our team will be happy to give you the information you need. You can also contact us if you would like to make an appointment for the exhibition or if you need assistance.

    +32 3 213 53 00
    hydrex@hydrex.be
     

  • Looking back on Hydrex' history, part 5

    11/10/2019

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  • Hydrex is looking for representative agents

    04/10/2019
    Hydrex is looking for representative agents

     

    Hydrex is looking for representative agents.

    Interested? Contact us at agents@hydrex.be

  • Looking back on Hydrex' history, part 4

    09/09/2019

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  • Join us at NEVA 2019

    04/09/2019
    Join us at NEVA 2019

    Hydrex will be present at NEVA in St. Petersburg from  September 17 to 20 together with our agent for Russia: Nordweg JSC. We would like to welcome you at  booth F3012 .

    If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, please  visit us during the event. Our team will be happy to give you the  information you need.

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