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  • 4 September 2014

    Does this propeller look familiar to you? If you have ever been at the SMM, international trade fair of the maritime industry in Hamburg, Germany, you would know what we are talking about. This Thursday morning a huge mobile crane placed the five-blade ship propeller in front of the main entrance of Hamburg’s fair centre […]

  • 4 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment

    Wärtsilä has introduced the FPP Opti Design, a new state-of-the-art fixed pitch propeller (FPP) design concept. The new design offers fuel savings of up to 4 per cent and highly reliable full scale performance predictions. The concept has been developed utilising the latest computational fluid dynamics (CFD) technology. The Wärtsilä FPP Opti Design has been developed […]

  • 18 March 2010

    The Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based maritime anti-piracy organization, is launching their latest countermeasure, the MMWC Propeller Arresters. This is a non-lethal countermeasure to protect vessels underway regardless of vessel type, speed, cargo, flag state registration and weather conditions.

  • 4 July 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    Hydrex has developed a new method to clean propeller blades underwater in close communication with the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. This method complies with the environmental regulations in Belgium and the Netherlands and as a result, Hydrex has been given permission to clean propeller blades in both countries. The traditional approach in […]

  • 25 June 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Hydrex performed propeller croppings on two vessels berthed in Algeciras, close to the Spanish Hydrex office. The first operation was carried out on a 174-meter LPG tanker, the second one on a 230-meter bulk carrier. Both ships had suffered torn off pieces, severe cracks and bents on all four propeller blades. An on-site repair solution […]

  • 23 March 2015
    Business & Finance

    DNV GL launches an advanced hull and propeller performance analytics module.

  • 27 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Hydrex diver/technician team performed a successful propeller blade cropping operation on a 190-meter bulker at anchorage in Punta del Este, Uruguay. An underwater inspection revealed that all five blades were bent severely, with three of the blades bent over more than 90°. Cropping was the only option. By taking advantage of the in-house developed cold […]

  • 31 July 2007

    The distinctive swimming technique of a bony fish is being used to develop agile, propellerless submarines. US researchers have created prototype mechanical fins that mimic the movements of the bluegill sunfish.

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd., the Cyprus-based owner and operator, has selected MAN Alpha Kappel propeller design for a new series of 8 × 58,500 DWT bulk carriers planned for delivery during 2015 and 2016. The 6.8-metre, slow-running, four-bladed Kappel fixed-pitch propellers will be tailored to the SDARI-designed bulk carriers and a drivetrain powered by a […]

  • 15 March 2017
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Cornish marine industry is set to benefit from a new £771,682 project aimed at helping small and medium marine businesses become more competitive and address issues preventing their growth.

  • 18 November 2010

    When a 180 metre container vessel suffered severe vibrations after its propeller blades were seriously damaged, a repair was required by the classification society. Hydrex was asked to bring the propeller’s performance as close to its optimum performance as could be achieved while the vessel was berthed in Cadiz. The in-house developed Hydrex cold straightening […]

  • 30 June 2020

    Voith has received an order to deliver eight electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) to Østensjø for four new offshore wind supply vessels. According to Voith, with this new type of gearless propeller, the permanent-magnet synchronous motor is directly integrated into the VSP. The drive system combines the technology of the VSP with the Voith Inline […]

  • 14 February 2020

    The subsea rock installation vessel Bravenes’ propulsion system will be expanded by a second set of propellers from Schottel. The vessel, built in 2017 for Van Oord, will be more flexible in its range of applications following the propulsion upgrade. Originally already equipped with two Schottel Rudderpropellers type SRP 730 FP, the propulsion system will […]

  • 8 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A scientific research project was recently completed on “Numerical and Experimental Modelling of Near Field Overflow Dredging Plumes”, the International Marine and Dredging Consultants (IMDC) has announced. IMDC staff member Boudewijn Decrop obtained a PhD for conducting this research in collaboration with universities UGent and KULeuven. During his PhD research, Boudewijn Decrop executed both physical […]

  • 30 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Hydrex diver/technician team performed a propeller blade cropping operation on a 190-meter bulker while the vessel was at anchorage in Yeosu, South Korea. An underwater inspection revealed that all five blades were bent severely and that they also suffered cracks and dents along the trailing edges. Cropping was the only option and Hydrex technical department […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) has concluded a licensing agreement with China’s Changzhou Zhonghai Marine Propeller Co., Ltd. (CZZH) under which Mitsubishi will provide Changzhou with the manufacturing and marketing rights to its marine propellers. The licensing agreement applies to the complete lineup of Mitsubishi Advanced Propellers (MAP) designed by MHI-MME. […]

  • 31 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Recently a team of Hydrex diver/technicians performed a propeller blade cropping on a 363-meter container vessel berthed in Oakland, California. One of the six propeller blades had partially broken off and needed to be cropped to restore the propeller’s efficiency. One of the six blades of the container vessel had broken off. An on-site solution […]

  • 17 May 2012

    PropElements is a new software product from HydroComp for detail propeller design and analysis. Propeller specialists will find it an essential addition to their propeller design toolbox, but it also was developed to elegantly address the system-level hydrodynamic needs of naval architects, as well. Useful for both design and analysis, PropElements provides the ability to […]

  • 28 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Hydrex mobilized an emergency team to Dubai to perform underwater inspection and repair on a 184-meter chemical tanker after it hit a buoy.  After the equipment arrived at the vessel’s location the team started the operation with an underwater survey of the ship. The inspection revealed that only a single blade of the propeller had been damaged. Because the […]

  • 26 October 2010

    Airborne Composites has supplied the Royal Netherlands Navy with a composite main propeller for an Alkmaar-class minehunter. This is the first time in the world that composite materials have been used for a maritime main propeller of such power (about 1400 kW). The propellers were delivered to the Navy in September 2010. Test runs will […]

  • 8 February 2011

    The owners of a General Cargo vessel consulted FN Diving regarding heavy vibrations of the propeller. FN team attended the vessel for an underwater inspection while offloading in Rotterdam port. The underwater inspection revealed 2 damaged propeller blades due to ice damage on a 5200MM Propeller. In order to assure a minimum delay for the […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    Japanese classification society ClassNK and Nakashima Propeller Co., Ltd., have installed the world’s first carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) propeller on a main propulsion system of a merchant vessel. The CFRP propeller was installed on the Taiko Maru, a domestic 499 GT chemical tanker owned by Sowa Kaiun YK by Marugame-based Koa industry Co., Ltd. in May […]