Pioneering in marine technology
Founded by Willi Becker in 1946, Becker Marine Systems has developed into the market leader for Manoeuvring Systems and Energy-Saving Devices for any type of ship. Alternative Energy solutions such as the LNG Hybrid Barge and Maritime Battery Systems like the COBRA Compact Battery Rack further strengthen the company's leading role in the marine industry. Becker’s products are well-established on the world market and represent the top choice for both super tankers as well as container ships, passenger ferries, large cruise ships and luxury yachts.
The Becker Flap Rudder becomes global standard
With the invention of the Becker Flap Rudder, market leadership for high performance rudders was already attained in the 1960s. As the technology leader, Becker is the standard for manoeuvring solutions. Spade rudders, twisted rudders, maintenance-free rudders and rudder bulb solutions have been developed by Becker. One important year was 2009, when the Becker Mewis Duct® was put on the market. The nozzle, which is mounted in front of the ship’s propeller in order to save energy, also developed into a successful product as did the Becker Mewis Duct® Twisted three years later with its special suitability for faster ships and container freighters.
Clean power based on LNG for ships in port
The founding of an Alternative Energies department for the utilisation of LNG and other energy sources in 2011 was of strategic significance. This enabled Becker’s maritime expertise to focus more strongly on sustainability. Consequently, Becker has developed the LNG Hybrid Barge and the containerised Becker LNG PowerPac® as modern, environmentally-friendly, safe and economical options for supplying power based on LNG to ships during layovers in port.
The compact Becker LNG PowerPac® – the size of two 40-foot high cube containers – intelligently combines a gas-powered generator with an output of 1.5 Megawatts and an LNG tank in a limited amount of space. During the vessel’s layover in port, it provides power to the on-board power supply with decisively fewer emissions than the standard operation of the ship’s auxiliary engines.