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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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Propeller buffing in Belgium and the Netherlands

In close communication with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, we have developed a new method to clean propeller blades underwater. This method complies with the strict environmental regulations in Belgium and the Netherlands. As a result, we have been given permission to clean propeller blades in both

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Hydrex wins Energy Globe Award 2017

On 27 November 2017 a delegate from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce at the Austrian embassy in Brussels, Mrs. Martina Madeo, visited Hydrex nv in Antwerp to present the company with the National Energy Globe Award for 2017. Hydrex won the award for Belgium for its Propeller Buffing project. Hydrex

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Constant innovation does not go unnoticed

In November 2017 a delegation of the Flemish business association and the Antwerp city council visited the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp. The visit was part of a yearly event called ‘Day of the entrepreneur’ during which the most innovative companies in Flanders are put in the spotlight. Ever since Hydrex

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Expanding Hydrex services even more

Since the company was founded in 1974, we have never stopped looking for new ways to assist ship owners. Our constantly growing range of services needs an equally full range of capable staff members. From the technical department doing the planning, over the R&D department handling the engineering aspect to

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Hydrex keynote speaker at conference in Rome

On November 15, 2016 Hydrex Sales Officer Steven De Keyzer gave the keynote speech at a conference on the advantages of underwater technology for ship maintenance. The event was organized by the Rome branch of Italian naval engineers society ATENA. ATENA (Associazione Italiana di Tecnica Navale) was founded in 1947

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