Cross Over Rudders for six 1,800 TEU vessels
27th March 2018: Becker tightened the partnership with Hyundai Mipo Dockyards by being selected for delivery of rudder systems for 1.800 TEU container feeder ships. These vessels are based on the „Con-Green design“, which originates from a joint development programme of the shipbuilder, leading equipment suppliers and the class to develop next generation feeder vessels with optimized energy efficiency. Ordered by Japanese owners and dedicated for a KMTC charter, the new vessels will be equipped with Becker’s crossover rudder package, consisting of a King Support Rudder with twisted leading edge and bulb as well as a suitable propeller cap. The rudder profile is optimised to the rotational propeller flow, resulting in reduced drag, less vibrations and cavitation and an improved propulsion efficiency. Becker listed orders for four shipsets in February as well as additional two in March, amounting to a current total number of six vessels.