Underwater repair company Hydrex have announced the opening of their new office at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam.

Hydrex dive support vessels equipped with hydraulic cranes, winches, a dive spread and control room are being stationed in the port to enable fast mobilisation. Hydrex say: “The new location enables us to deliver simple maintenance operations as well as repairs on all parts of the underwater ship propulsion system and the hull. Hydrex operations are class approved and can be carried out alongside or at anchorage, while commercial activities continue without disruption.

“Although Hydrex has been active in Rotterdam for over 40 years, the growing demand for services in the area instigated the opening of our office on the 1st of March. An example of a recent operation in the port is the installation of a doubler plate over the cavitated area of the rudder of a 170-meter container vessel. This operation was performed during the ship’s scheduled maintenance stop.”