• Contact us 24/7 and we will help you get under way again rapidly
    Contact us 24/7 and we will help you get under way again rapidly
  • Hydrex performs permanent underwater repairs
    Hydrex performs permanent underwater repairs
  • Hydrex has state-of-the-art equipment for immediate deployment
    Hydrex has state-of-the-art equipment for immediate deployment
  • Hydrex teams carry out on-site repairs all over the world
    Hydrex teams carry out on-site repairs all over the world

Commercial shipping

Every day a ship has to go off hire causes a substantial loss of money. In order to provide the customer with the fastest possible response, flexibility is essential throughout any repair or maintenance operation.

It is often necessary for solutions to difficult problems to be worked out in a short time period, sometimes even after an operation has already started. This can only be done successfully by people who have familiarity with such challenges and the relevant know-how to resolve all of the technical difficulties. This is why all Hydrex staff members around the world undergo stringent training, after which they are able to perform a wide range of operations. They can carry out both simple and complex jobs even in the harshest of circumstances and achieve the same high quality without unnecessary loss of time.

To be able to provide a large part of this training in-house and to offer the fastest possible service to customers, Hydrex offices have fast response centers where an extensive range of state-of-the-art logistics, tools and diving support equipment is available at all times for the Hydrex underwater teams. These fast response centers enable Hydrex to mobilize diver/technician teams immediately to all kinds of operations and perform underwater repair and maintenance work in a very tight timeframe.

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  • Seal repair and replacement

    Hydrex has carried out  repairs and replacements on all types of seals underwater and on site for a number of years now. Hydrex has developed the technology that enables stern tube seal replacements to be done on site and underwater.

  • Thruster repair and replacement

    Hydrex can assist shipowners with almost any problem they encounter with their vessel’s thruster. A wide range of repair or maintenance work can be carried out to all types of thrusters

  • Propeller repair and modification

    The Hydrex R&D department has developed a repair system that allows Hydrex to perform permanent underwater repairs to every type of propeller in dry conditions.  By straightening propeller blades or cropping them, Hydrex can also restore the propeller’s balance and bring its performance back to its optimum condition.

  • Hull repair

    Hydrex on site hull repair services include the renewal of both small and large areas of damaged hull plating. These repairs can be carried out above or below water, according to the circumstances.

  • Rudder repair

    Hydrex can perform permanent repairs on any type of rudder while the vessel remains at anchorage and cargo operations can continue.

  • First for underwater repairs

    If you need urgent help, mail us (hydrex@hydrex.be) or call our emergency number now: +32 3 213 53 00. We are available 24/7.