Huge Rudder for Container Vessel Delivered

Press Release
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Van der Velden Barkemeyer GmbH delivered a Timon rudder for MSC Athens, a containership built at Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in Korea for Greek company Costamare.

 

The rudder covers an area of approximately 54m², which makes it the largest rudder Van der Velden Marine Systems ever built since her existence almost 50 years ago.
 


The MSC Athens is the first in a series of 11 vessels to be built at Sungdong shipyard, which will all be equipped with Van der Velden rudders.  The 300 meter long eco-friendly vessel has been fitted with the largest Timon flap rudder ever delivered by Van der Velden Barkemeyer. The 54m² rudder is provided with Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART).  ART is a special rudder design that has been developed to improve propeller flow. A special layout modifies the profile above and below the centreline of the propeller in such a way that effects of the rotation of the propeller slipstream are countered. This expands the cavitation-free rudder angle and reduces drag, increasing speed or improving fuel consumption.  Reduced rudder cavitation also gives an extended life span to rudders and shaft bearing systems. Low vibration and noise levels are an additional bonus.



Rotary Vane steering gear for largest vessel Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering
In Singapore, Jaya Shipbuilding and Engineering delivered its largest and most advanced vessel built so far. The 85 meter Jaya Supreme, to be renamed Atlantic Kestrel, was delivered to its Canadian owners, Atlantic Towing Limited, at the end of November.  The Jaya Supreme is one of the most sophisticated offshore support vessels ever built in Singapore, and has been equipped with Van der Velden Commander rotary vane steering gear.  A key benefit of the rotary vane steering gear is that the rudder angles of up to 2 x 65º give greater flexibility when choosing the design and type of the rudders. Enhanced manoeuvrability and increased control in harbours are the result.

 

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

Technology

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.

New Power Optimization Solution for LNG Carriers

NAPA and DSME launch tailored NAPA-DSME Power Solution for LNG carriers; leading LNG carrier shipyard offers specialized performance monitoring solution   South Korean shipbuilder,

Design & Operation: Wind Farm Support Vessels

Offshore wind farm development has been led globally by the UK, followed by Germany. Both countries have governments with long term commitments to renewable energy.

Marine Propulsion

New Power Optimization Solution for LNG Carriers

NAPA and DSME launch tailored NAPA-DSME Power Solution for LNG carriers; leading LNG carrier shipyard offers specialized performance monitoring solution   South Korean shipbuilder,

New Ferry Safety Initiative from RINA

Italy-based classification society RINA informs it has launched a ferry safety initiative.    The Asset Integrity Management scheme for ro-pax ferries covers fire risk mitigation,

Korean Register Opens Green-ship Certification Center

The Korean Register informs it has formally opened the Green-ship Equipment Test Certification Center in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea.   This large-scale facility will

Shipbuilding

New Power Optimization Solution for LNG Carriers

NAPA and DSME launch tailored NAPA-DSME Power Solution for LNG carriers; leading LNG carrier shipyard offers specialized performance monitoring solution   South Korean shipbuilder,

BWTS Newcomer Sees Early Success

Norwegian manufacturer of ballast water treatment systems MMC Green Technology reports it has sold more than 70 systems since going commercial with its MMC BWMS two years ago,

Design & Operation: Wind Farm Support Vessels

Offshore wind farm development has been led globally by the UK, followed by Germany. Both countries have governments with long term commitments to renewable energy.

Container Ships

Crowley to Manage 4 Jones Act Ships for Pasha

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ship management group has been awarded a new contract with Sunrise Operations LLC, a subsidiary of The Pasha Group, of San Rafael, Calif.

Matson Completes Horizon Lines Acquisition

Matson, Inc. has completed the acquisition of Horizon Lines, Inc. which includes Horizon's Alaska operations and the assumption of all non-Hawaii business liabilities.

Crowley’s 2nd LNG ConRo Ship Ahead of Schedule

Shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced construction has started early for the second liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ConRo ship, Taíno, for Crowley Holdings, Inc.

News

Unicom Selects the Ecochlor BWTS for 10 Tankers

Ecochlor, Inc. announced that Unicom Management Services (Cyprus) Ltd. (Unicom), acting for SCF Group, signed a 10-vessel agreement for the Ecochlor Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) in Limassol,

Wage Row Between Argentine Crushers, Companies Reaches Crunch Point

Pressure grew on Friday for a resolution to wage talks between exporters and striking crushers in Argentina's Rosario grains hub, with another powerful union threatening

Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

Kongsberg Maritime secures position in the LNG market with electrical and automation contract for Golar Hilli FLNG   Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.1751 sec (6 req/sec)