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1.Propeller buffing, a new technique developed by Hydrex, designed to keep a ship’s propeller ultra smooth.

1. Propeller buffing, a new technique developed by Hydrex, designed to keep a ship’s propeller ultra smooth.

Hydrex and Ecospeed are working hard to help you reduce your fuel bills and improve profits. Our business is keeping you in business and helping you cut costs.

We will be at stand 440 in hall B7 at the Dutch pavilion, for the duration of SMM. We would like to have an opportunity to discuss your needs and how we can help you with some of the important issues facing shipowners and operators today.

Fuel savings

Propeller buffing, a new technique developed by Hydrex, designed to keep a ship’s propeller ultra smooth. We will have results of this technique on display at the booth. (see picture 1).

Ecospeed and routine in-water cleaning results in a super smooth hull over the life of the vessel and is the best guarantee of the highest fuel savings possible. This is achieved with the Ecospeed hull coating and routine in-water conditioning and cleaning. The Ecospeed calculator will be available at the booth to take your figures and demonstrate the fuel and total ownership cost savings attainable for your ship with Ecospeed and routine in-water cleaning. (see picture 2).

2.Coating system long-term performance comparison.

2. Coating system long-term performance comparison.

Propeller cone fins are becoming increasingly popular. Immediate fuel savings can be achieved and Hydrex can install most brands on-site in the wet, so that ships do not have to wait until their next dry-docking to start saving fuel through increased propeller efficiency.

Ultimate cavitation and corrosion proofing

3.The rudder of m/v Deva when the vessel came into drydock five years ago (left) and after five years of service with Ecoshield (right).

3. The rudder of m/v Deva when the vessel came into drydock five years ago (left) and after five years of service with Ecoshield (right).

Winner of this year’s Seatrade Innovation in Ship Operations Award, Ecoshield is a special glassflake coating designed to protect rudders and other underwater running gear from cavitation and corrosion damage for the life of the vessel with a single application. Ecoshield will be on display at the Ecospeed booth. (see pictures 3 on the  and 4 at the end of this coverage).

On-site, underwater repair and maintenance to keep ships out of drydock

Hydrex underwater repair and maintenance exists to keep ships in business without the need to go to drydock. Onsite major repairs to minor maintenance, wherever and whenever it is needed. (see picture 5).

5.Hydrex permanent hull repairs out of drydock.

5. Hydrex permanent hull repairs out of drydock.

Examples of these operations are:

· Temporary or permanent hull repairs

· Propeller straightening or cropping

· Thruster removal, replacement or repair

· All seal repairs

· Rudder repairs

Custom operations to meet a variety of needs. Our engineers and technicians will work with you and OEMs to resolve many problems which you may think can only be dealt with in drydock.

Find out more at our booth.

4.Seatrade winners logo.

4. Seatrade winners logo.

Please come and visit us at Stand 440 in hall B7 at the Dutch pavilion. If you would like to make an appointment for a specific date and time, please call R. Wolthuizen on +31 615 840339 or email to rwolthuizen@hydrex.be. Or contact our office in Antwerp +32 3213 5300

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