Willi Becker´s innovative, fully hydraulically equipped "ATR 1", launched 1961.

An idea changes the industry: one of the first ever Becker Flap Rudders for Willi Becker´s "ATR 1".

Willi Becker´s breakthrough design of a flap rudder installed on "ATR 1" in 1961.

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Marintec

Shanghai, China, 5th-8th December 2017

Becker Twist Rudder for Japanese ferry

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Schilling® Rudders for Odfjell Tankers

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Seven decades of pioneering

Founded in 1946 in Hamburg by a small team around Willi Becker. Main product was the Becker Flap Rudder, at that time mainly for inland waterway barges and tugs. In the early 70s, Becker acquired the Kort Nozzle patents and also pushed the international sea going shipbuilding market for rudders and nozzles. Also in the 70s Becker acquired the steering gear business. In 1998 Hatlapa became a shareholder, starting the successful cooperation with Becker. Becker Marine Systems further strengthened its position in the global marine market with the acquisition of the Schilling® Rudder business in 2003.

KSR King Support Rudder

The development of the KSR King Support Rudder bearing system in 1976 enabled Becker to produce Becker Flap Rudders in unlimited size, providing customers with superior manoeuvring properties for large ocean-going vessels.


Becker establishes China office

The Becker worldwide network was further enhanced in November 2003 with the establishment of an office in Shanghai, China, along with the relocation of company headquarters to offices built for this purpose in Hamburg.


Becker Twisted Rudder and Becker Mewis Duct®

In 2004 the Becker Research & Development team designed the Becker Twist Rudder, which became a significant sales success. 2008 marked the introduction of Becker's new best-selling energy-saving product, the Becker Mewis Duct®, followed by the Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted four years later.


LNG Hybrid Barge

The founding of a department for the utilisation of LNG and other Alternative Energies in 2011 was of strategic significance. This enabled Becker’s maritime expertise to focus more strongly on sustainability. Becker developed and operates the Hummel LNG Hybrid Barge, which works like a floating power plant and since 2015 has been supplying external and low-emission power to cruise ships at the Port of Hamburg.


New company head office in Hamburg

In 2014 the Becker head office in Hamburg moved from Neuländer Kamp to its new location in the Blohmstraße in close proximity of the port of Hamburg.


Contact us

Becker Marine Systems GmbH
Blohmstr. 23, 21079 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49-40-24199-0
Contact us (email)
Product offer request
Product brochure (PDF)

Historic Ship Presentation

TAURUS
Becker Flap Rudder, 1966

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The 35 m long and 6.5 m wide Taurus oil product tanker (IMO no. 6620149) was built as Emstank 10 at German shipyard Julius Diedrich and entered service in 1966. During construction the vessel was equipped with a Becker Flap Rudder – the files on that rudder can now be found in the Becker archives as order no. 32. Since then, several thousand rudder orders have followed for Becker and although more than five decades may have passed by, the faithful Taurus is still in tanker service today. She is owned by Bröring, located in Cuxhaven at the estuary of the Elbe
River. Becker has just received an order to deliver an exact copy to replace the original rudder.

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ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT
Becker Flap Rudders, 1998

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Becker Marine Systems is proud of its ongoing sales success story with specialised rudder solutions for the challenging operating conditions of dredger vessels. Dutch trailing suction hopper dredger Alexander von Humboldt represents an impressive example of dredgers fitted with Becker Rudders. The ship was built at Krupp Fördertechnik shipyard in 1998 and is still in active service for the Jan De Nul Group. The vessel with a length of 120.5 m and a breadth of 24.5 m has a capacity of 9,000 m3 and is fitted with two Becker Flap Rudders.

Historic Ship Presentation

SALTSTRAUM 
Becker Flap Rudder, 1980

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The tanker Saltstraum was built at the Norwegian Bolsoenes Verft in 1980 for Norwegian ship owner Utkilen AS. With an overall length of 80.17 m, a breadth of 13.0 m and a draught of 5.25 m the Saltstraum was especially designed to serve in the challenging Norwegian coastal waters and the Baltic Sea. This operational area requires maximum vessel manoeuvrability – and in order to meet this demand the Norwegian owner’s choice fell to the Becker Flap Rudder. The faithful Saltstraum is still in service today, having kept her christening name and now owned by KD Bunker of Russia.

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SAVANNAH EXPRESS
Becker Twist Rudder, 2003

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The 8,400 TEU Savannah Express container ship will always be special for every member of Becker’s staff. It was the first vessel to be equipped with the new breakthrough Becker Twist Rudder. Installation in 2003 marked the beginning
of a sales success story unlike any other in the company’s history. Becker’s innovative Twist Rudder was designed to solve the problem of cavitation damage caused by the ever increasing speeds of modern vessels, especially large container ships. Those box-hauling ships have been growing ever larger and now have service speeds above 20.0 kn, pushing formerly common semispade rudder designs to their limits in terms of cavitation resistance.
The Becker Twist Rudder proved to be a success far exceeding expectations, becoming standard equipment on container ships worldwide.

Historic Ship Presentation

LYSFOSS
Becker Flap Rudder, 1991

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The Lysfoss combined pallet carrier and container ship was built at Titovo shipyard in Croatia for Norwegian owner Lys-Line in 1991. Becker Marine Systems delivered a Becker Flap Rudder with King Support Rudder (FKSR) to ensure top manoeuvrability in challenging coastal waters. The vessel has a capacity of 260,000 ft3 for palleted goods and carries 56 standard sized containers (TEU) on deck. Sold in 2004 and renamed Lys Skog until 2009, the vessel is still in service under the charter of DFDS Logistics. Owned by Lorentzens Skibs today, she has been renamed again to its present name Skog.

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Meet us at

Marintec

Shanghai, China, 5th-8th December 2017

Becker Twist Rudder for Japanese ferry

Flap Rudders Twisted for Ethylene Carriers

Schilling® Rudders for Odfjell Tankers

Becker Rudders for ASENAV Arctic Passenger Vessel

Becker Flap Rudder for megayacht newbuilding

Becker Mewis Duct® CO2 reduction
4,350,820 t
Becker Mewis Duct® CO2 reduction