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China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limiteds largest Container Vessels to date will sail with High Efficiency Rudders delivered by Van der Velden Marine Systems

100m2 Full Spade rudders for 20,000 TEU container ships for COSCO Containers

In 2015, Van der Velden Marine Systems, part of the Damen Shipyards Group, has been nominated  to supply rudders for five 20,000 TEU mega containerships ordered by China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co (DSIC) and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding. The delivery of the rudders is scheduled to take place this year and the vessels are expected to be launched in 2018.

For these vessels, Van der Velden is supplying its largest ATLANTIC rudders with ART™ (Asymmetric Rudder Technology) design and bulb, each having an area of approximately 100 m2 and weighting over 250 tonnes.
The rudders are specially optimised for minimum cavitation at high speed, as well as ensuring first-class course-keeping and manoeuvrability. Their water-lubricated synthetic bearings are long-lasting and require little maintenance. The rudders are designed for easy dismounting when inspections and repairs are needed.
“We are very proud that China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited, one of the largest container shipping lines in the world, has selected Van der Velden Marine Systems as the supplier for the rudders on their newest mega container vessels,” says Van der Velden Marine Systems Managing Director Wim Knoester. “With these contracts, we are pleased to say that we have strengthened our position in the Chinese market.”

New Van der Velden office branch in Tokyo, Japan

Van der Velden has recently expanded into the Asian naval market. The Dutch company is recognized for its specialization in the design and production of premium rudders and steering gears. Van der Velden is delivering high quality manoeuvring equipment to all the important shipyards in China, South Korea, Taiwan and India.
Recently, the company’s board has decided to continue to increase its Asian presence by opening its own office in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Masunari Yamamoto is the Van der Velden representative in Japan. Having more than 40 years’ experience in the Japanese naval market, he will be acting as a technical and commercial support in this part of the World. 

For further information please contact:
Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V.
Nicky Lippmann
Communications Advisor
Wendenstraße 130
20537 Hamburg
Direct:       +49 (0)40 711 80 226

About Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V.

Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V.
With headquarters in the Netherlands, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. is a market leader in the supply of high quality steering gears, rudders and hydraulic systems to the world wide maritime sector for over 50 years. The firm’s quality, safety, innovation and service distinguish it from its rivals. Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. has a workforce in excess of one hundred. The firm has been a subsidiary of the Damen Shipyards Group of Gorinchem since 2013.

Van der Velden rudders and steering gear are renowned for their high quality. Wherever possible, the products are integrated in a tailor-made system. Reliability, low-maintenance, safety and sustainability are the main spearheads in the firm’s manufacturing and installation process. Clients appreciate the uncomplicated and integrated solutions and the fact that a single dedicated project coordinator is appointed who bears responsibility for the entire manoeuvring system.

The Research & Development team is constantly looking for new ways of using the latest technologies to improve the manoeuvring performance of vessels in the global maritime market and especially the inland waterways, short sea, deep sea, navy, offshore and yacht building sectors. This results in less noise and reduction of vibration and fuel consumption. Recent innovations include the newly developed Van der Velden FLEX Tunnel and the brand new FLEX Flank rudders to the portfolio of products.

24/7 Service by Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V.
We offer an exclusive worldwide 24/7 service network. With a variety of professional services Van der Velden keeps your manoeuvring system in excellent condition. Our extensive network allows us to be quickly on location all over the world.

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