Antwerp Underwater Solutions was founded in 2005. Shortly afterwards AUS became a part of a holding including several ship repair companies. The current structure and order books urged the need for a new manager to maintain and improve the level of service.
We strongly believe we found the right man for the job in Hans Cuylits, his career speaks for itself….
He started his career as diver in a diving company where the main focus was on shipping. After 2 years he made a leap to the offshore industry. Here his drive and accuracy did not go unnoticed and pretty soon he was project superintendent for one of the major players in the offshore industry.
In 2012 Hans and his wife had the courage to follow their dream and start a three year journey around the world with their two kids.
They returned in June 2016 and shortly afterwards we welcomed Hans with open arms in our team. We consider him to be a great asset not only for Antwerp Underwater Solutions but also for our customers.
There might have been some changes in our management structure – our core business and commitment hasn’t change. Antwerp Underwater Solutions is your ideal underwater contractor for all inspections, repairs and maintenance.
Approved by all major classification bureaus DNV Gl, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas, ABS, Rina,… to perform all underwater inspections; pre-sale inspections, inspection after grounding, pre-docking inspection, in lieu of dry-dock inspection…
For the underwater repairs we can draw on a number of certificated and very experienced underwater welders. Antwerp Underwater Solutions has different types and sizes of cofferdams. In addition we have all the skills and equipment to provide a customized cofferdam within the available time frame.
You might be surprised to learn the maintenance that can be performed underwater; installation of anodes, cleaning of sea chest, blanking of overboard valves in order to allow valves to be changed from the inside, re-tightening bolts to reduce bearings wear down, cleaning of sea chests, replacement of echo sounder or speed log, replacement of rope guards, clearing propellers or rope guards, rudder maintenance A great return on investment can be achieved by our propeller maintenance program, which enable us to keep ships propellers smooth at all time, all blades are polished in a multi stage to grade ‘A’ on the Rupert scale. This has an immediate effect on the fuel consumption.
Antwerp Underwater Solutions is at your service 24/7, we have a fast response time and operate in all major European ports; Antwerp, Rotterdam, Flushing, Zeebrugge , Ghent, Le havre, Dunkirke,…
Please allow yourself the experience to work with Antwerp Underwater Solutions as your underwater contractor and contact us