Hydrex repair permits drillship to transit for GoM project

Offshore staff

ANTWERP, Belgium Hydrex has repaired a loose transit flap on a 225-m (738-ft) long drillship offshore Trinidad.

The flap had damaged the aft bulkhead and caused a leak in the ballast tank behind the moonpool hull. Further, the vessel was due for transit to begin work in Grand Isles, Gulf of Mexico, and did not have time for permanent repairs.

Hydrex inspected the damage, disconnected the transit flap and measured the hull to design a repair plan. As an interim solution, Hydrex installed and welded five doubler plates over the aft bulkhead damage so the vessel could sail to Grand Isles and begin work. Permanent repairs are planned for a more convenient time.



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