ANTWERP, Belgium, 28 April 2014 – Athens based N.Bogdanos Marine Bureau, has been awarded the agency for Greece for the underwater hull coating Ecospeed and cavitation/corrosion barrier Ecoshield. N. Bogdanos Marine Bureau was established in 1955 as the first technical office in Greece consisting of marine consultants & surveyors, and has more than three decades of experience representing a worldwide network of leading repair yards and prestigious marine equipment manufacturers.
“We are very excited about the relationship we have established with Bogdanos Marine and are confident that this partnership will be able to contribute greatly to the Greek maritime industry, ” stated Boud van Rompay, CEO of Hydrex. “Bogdanos Marine has been in the marine business for many decades and has a strong customer base to showcase the features and benefits the Hydrex Group has to offer. The expansion of our agent network in all crucial areas where ships are owned & operated is taking place according to plan.”
Greece is the biggest shipowning nation of the world today with a very young fleet of under 12 years and many of the newbuilding vessels designed and built on the Eco principles. Bogdanos offers the connection to this very strong marketplace of over 650 shipping companies with over 3, 600 ships via its rich business history and deep-rooted experience.
Hydrex offers shipowners Ecospeed, a long-lasting and environmentally safe, non-toxic, cleanable underwater hull coating system, with a 10-year guarantee even when sailing in ice, and Ecoshield, the ultimate protection from cavitation and corrosion damage for hulls, rudders and underwater running gear.
In addition to Ecospeed and Ecoshield, Hydrex Group offers turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions to ship owners wherever and whenever they are needed, enabling vessels to stay in class and in business without the need for frequent drydocking. Hydrex offers a combination of products and services which can help shipowners/operators greatly reduce their fuel costs.
Ecoshield, breakthrough cavitation and corrosion proofing for hulls, rudders and underwater running gear, very recentlyreceived the Seatrade 2014 Innovation in Ship Operations Award after facing tough competition and the scrutiny of highly qualified, experienced and respected judges.
Ecospeed and Ecoshield are produced, distributed and supported by Subsea Industries, a subsidiary of Hydrex NV, based in Antwerp, a global provider of turnkey underwater repair and maintenance solutions and technology.