World’s Largest Full Spade Rudder Installed

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Reportedly the world´s largest full spade rudder, engineered by Becker Marine Systems, has been recently been successfully installed on the first of a series of 8,400 TEU container vessels currently building at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea. The vessel is owned by Norddeutsche Vermögen and will be chartered to Hapag Lloyd. The installed twisted TLKSR® rudder measures 67 m2 and is designed for a speed of about 26 knots.

Becker’s TLKSR Twisted Leading Edge rudders are designed to avoid rudder induced cavitation erosion that can damage conventional semi-spade rudders on these fast vessel types.

In 2005 Becker Marine Systems, whose head office is located in Hamburg, Germany, will supply more than 36 TLKSR rudders for large and fast vessels worldwide. This includes four 8,400 TEU container vessels (Mediterranean Shipping Corporation), two 7,900 TEU vessels (Malaysia International Shipping Corporation), four 4,500 TEU vessels (Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG), six 4,250 TEU (Rickmers Reederei) and three 4,200 lane-metre Ro-Pax vessels (Finnlines). Furthermore, additional 25 TLKSR deliveries are already contracted for 2006.

Twisted Leading Edge rudders provide many advantages, such as avoidance of rudder cavitation erosion, significantly reduced weight, increased manoeuvrability and lower fuel consumption through reduced drag and increased propulsion efficiency. These benefits have attracted many shipyards, shipowners and shipmanagers worldwide. The most recent TLKSR order comes from Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea: E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & CIE. of Hamburg, will equip their series of nine 8,200 TEU container vessels with similar 67 m2 TLKSR® rudders.

Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

BIMCO Welcomes EU Decision on Migrants

BIMCO has stated today that it appreciates the new efforts by EU leaders to reduce increasing reliance on merchant shipping to rescue the growing numbers of

HMS Prince of Wales Bridge Sets Sail

The bridge section of the second Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier set sail today from Glasgow on its first sea voyage to Rosyth.   Upper Block 07 is where

The German Shipbuilding Rebound

German shipbuilding has made a significant turnaround. The country’s shipbuilding industry has seen increases in the number of employees, orders and deliveries compared to 2013,

Marine Equipment

Apply Now for the MN 100

The August 2015 edition of Marine News, the leading voice in the North American workboat market, will feature 100 leaders and innovators, including workboat owners and operators,

MMT Presents Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV)

At Ocean Business in Southampton  MMT´s key topic was the new Surveyor Interceptor ROV (SROV). Together with its Norwegian partners Reach Subsea AS, MMT developed a new generation,

Incat Crowther Designs Commercial Security Vessel

Incat Crowther has received a contract to design an offshore commercial oilfield security vessel for Veecraft Marine and its client, UTM Dredging Ltd, the designer announced today.

 
 
Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1798 sec (6 req/sec)