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Hydrex is looking for representative agents

To support our continuous growth, we are expanding our worldwide network of Hydrex agents. This allows us to reach a much bigger public directly than would otherwise be possible. The services that we offer are highly specialized underwater and in water repairs. These include bow thruster repairs and replacements, stern

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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

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 7

For our last trip down memory lane we go back to 1979. When we were asked to find an on-site solution for a ship that had suffered a very large gash in its double bottom, Hydrex was sure that the available options were not good enough and that a revolutionary

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 6

In 2011 we were the chief subcontracting company for the inspection, planning and repair work when the bulk carrier Navios Sagittarius had run aground and suffered severe damage to its hull. It was the first time that an entire hull section had been prefabricated and inserted into a ship’s hull

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 5

Going to drydock had not been an option in 2006 for an offshore crane barge that was servicing rigs on an oilfield off the coast of Gabon. When one of its four 40-ton thrusters malfunctioned we therefore designed a large mobdock (weighing over 25 tons by itself) to remove the

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 4

In 2005 we took on the replacement of eight one-ton hinges of a 500-ton drydock gate. Instead of removing it to shore, as had always been done in the past when repairs of this kind were needed, we did all repairs on-site. Click on the image below to read the

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 3

This time we go back to the Winter of 2001. When a container ship ran aground in Boston it suffered a large number of tears to her flat bottom. The owners wanted the vessel back in Europe to do the repairs – but how to sail it safely across the

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 2

After sustaining extensive damage to her bulbous bow in 1991, a large vessel needed temporary repairs to get back to her home base. The ship was about to sail for China when she ran into a breakwater in the port of Dunkirk and severely damaged her bulbous bow. Click on

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Looking back on Hydrex’ history, part 1

In 2004 we were contacted by the Norwegian owner of a large vessel that had recently broken all the records on drilling and was scheduled to start on a new, long term project. The owners wanted to overhaul the vessel’s two bow thrusters before starting the contract. Click on the

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