Port of StocktonTelestackPort of South LouisianaVan AalstTMS Awards 2021TOC Events
  • Port of Stockton
  • Vigan
  • TOC Events
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Van Aalst

Damen delivers high-lift rudders for 10 Arklow vessels

Damen delivers high-lift rudders for 10 Arklow vessels

(Posted on 24/06/21)

Damen Marine Components has made a significant contribution to ten ships for the Irish shipping company Arklow Shipping, the latest of which, the Arklow Artist, will be put into service in the foreseeable future. To be able to generate high lifting forces, the ships are equipped with Van der Velden MASTER rudders and BARKE high-lift flap rudders.

The Arklow Artist is currently being outfitted at the Ferus Smit shipyard in Westerbroek, the Netherlands. This vessel is part of Arklow Shipping’s 8,500DWT series. The first five ships in this series, Arklow Abbey, Accord, Ace, Archer and Arrow, are now in service. This also applies to the 16,500DWT series, which consists of four ships: the Arklow Wave, Wind, Willow and Wood.

Initially, both series were going to be equipped with NXA fishtail rudders. Arklow Shipping, with offices in Arklow, Ireland and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, asked its captains and superintendents for feedback, which revealed a strong need for the capability of crabbing; the ability of a ship to move sideways without moving forwards. “An understandable wish,” says Marnix de Bruijn, sales manager of Damen Marine Components. “Especially the ships from the 8,500DWT series need a lot of lateral movements, because they commute from port to port and have to manoeuvre a lot.”

Damen Marine Components has adopted this wish. In consultation with the management boards of Arklow Shipping and Ferus Smit, it was decided to replace the NXA rudders from the original design. The 8,500DWT series has therefore been fitted with Van der Velden BARKE high-lift flap rudders. With the progressive rotating flap, the BARKE rudder generates high lifting forces at large rudder angles and low drag at small rudder angles. This aids in sideways shifting.

Because there was no time for this with the 16,500DWT series due to the delivery time of the BARKE rudders, the best alternative was sought for this series. These four ships are equipped with Van der Velden® MASTER rudders. With rudder angles of up to 65°, this fishtail rudder provides high lift. The design can be optimised for many different types of ships.

Arklow Shipping is very pleased with the conversion of the rudders and the behaviour of the ships, which are now used to great satisfaction.

In addition to the rudders, the ten Arklow vessels are also equipped with the Van der Velden COMMANDER Rotary Vane steering system, including hydraulic power unit (HPU) and the Damen Marine Components control system.

The four 16,500DWT series ships are 145.5 metres long and 19.25 metres wide. The six ships from the 8,500DWT series have a length of 116.89 metres and a width of 14.99 metres. Bureau Veritas has classified all ten ships as Ice class 1A, one of the highest ice classes.

Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, construction, conversion and repair of ships and ship components.

Latest News

Inmarsat highlight acceleration in maritime digitalisation

(Posted on 13/10/21)

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has published a new report pinpointing... Read more


Ocean Infinity acquires Red Rock

(Posted on 13/10/21)

Ocean Infinity, the marine robotics company, has announced that it has acquired Red Rock, a technology... Read more


DESMI offers power management for energy compliance

(Posted on 11/10/21)

Ship owners and designers need to comply with the maritime industry’s ever stricter regulations... Read more


New chute to improve Ulan Coal Surface productivity

(Posted on 11/10/21)

New coal and ore handling technologies designed to overcome production-limiting factors at mines and... Read more


Rusagrotrans to purchase 500 hopper cars from UWC

(Posted on 04/10/21)

Research and production corporation United Wagon Company, Russia’s largest manufacturer of freight... Read more


ABB joins call to accelerate shipping decarbonization

(Posted on 04/10/21)

ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonize by 2050. The... Read more


Italian terminal to meet demand with Konecranes Gottwald MHCs

(Posted on 29/09/21)

Terminal Flavio Gioia S.p.A. (TFG) has ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes... Read more


Wärtsilä and SHI collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines

(Posted on 29/09/21)

The technology group Wärtsilä and the Korean shipbuilding company Samsung Heavy Industries... Read more


WinGD takes holistic approach to marine decarbonisation

(Posted on 21/09/21)

Engine developer WinGD has developed an ecosystem of solutions around the main engine that enhances... Read more


Cavotec opens in Malaysia to meet Asian growth

(Posted on 16/09/21)

Cavotec is to open a new office in Malaysia to create a stronger presence in the Asian market. Opening... Read more


Cleveland Cascades LtdCoaltrans Asia 2021Bühler GmbHSailors SocietyTBA GroupCimbria
  • Sailors Society
  • Coaltrans Asia 2021
  • Bühler GmbH

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping