Underwater Rudder Repairs Now Permanent with New Hydrex Underwater Technology

Clearwater, FL, February 19, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Underwater rudder repairs (hydrex@hydrex.be) are now permanent with new Hydrex underwater technology that allows for rudder repairs to be performed in-situ anywhere in the world, without the need of drydocking. This new Hydrex underwater technology saves ship owners and operator’s money and time, both a valuable commodity in the current economic conditions.

“Hydrex has developed an entirely new method enabling permanent repairs of rudders without drydocking the ship,” says Martin Pauwels, Sales Manager, Hydrex world headquarters in Belgium. “Permanent rudder repairs were hitherto not possible and ships had to drydock when a major defect was found. Our new underwater ship repair technology includes newly designed equipment that is lightweight and can be mobilized very rapidly in our special flight containers. Therefore this new service is now available worldwide.”

Major defects on rudders very often cause unscheduled drydocking of ships. The new underwater technology designed by their technical department allows engineers, welders and inspectors to perform their tasks in dry conditions. Class approved permanent repairs in-situ, without moving the ship, are now possible and commercial operations can continue. Steel repairs and replacements can also be performed and pintle and bushing defects can be solved without the loss of time and money associated with drydocking.

The equipment can be mobilized within hours to any port in the world. It is available at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp and at the offices in Tampa, FL, USA, Algeciras, Spain, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam, India and Port Gentil, West Africa.

Underwater rudder repairs (http://www.hydrex.be) company, Hydrex N.V. was founded in Antwerp, Belgium in 1974. The company, serving both the shipping and offshore industry, has grown to become one of the leading international companies providing a comprehensive range of underwater ship maintenance and repair services. Hydrex specializes in cutting edge underwater ship repair and maintenance technology and solutions that are performed in-situ resulting in ship owners often finding drydocking is not necessary so time, trouble and expense are saved. Hydrex underwater services cover all types of repair including highly technical repairs or replacements such as thrusters, propellers, rudders, stern tube seals, and damaged or corroded hulls. All job categories are approved by classification societies. For more information on Hydrex and their worldwide offices visit http://www.hydrex.be.

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Jeannine Dowdell