[B]Hydrex has developed an entirely new method enabling permanent repairs of rudders without drydocking the ship. Permanent repairs were hitherto not possible and ships had to drydock in case a major defect was found. The newly designed equipment is lightweight and can be mobilized very rapidly in our special flight containers. Therefore this new service is now available worldwide.[/B]
Major defects on rudders very often cause unscheduled drydocking of ships. The new method designed by our 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 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 will be available at the Hydrex headquarters in Antwerp and at our offices in Tampa and Algeciras at the Strait of Gibraltar.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Hydrex headquarters if you wish to discuss the possibilities of this new technology and its applications.