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Damen Marine Components (DMC) specialises in the design and production of rudder and steering systems, nozzles, winches and controls. In 2018, nozzle manufacturer DMC was merged with fellow Damen company Van der Velden, a leader in rudder and steering gear products, to create the new, enhanced DMC. The proud Van der Velden name lives on however as the official trademark for DMC’s rudder and steering gear products.

Today’s DMC is the market leader in manoeuvring equipment for vessels of all types and sizes, based on its 150 years of experience and extensive industry networks that include vessel owners, shipyards, research institutes and naval architects.

Over the years, our brands have supplied more than 10,000 nozzles ranging in size from 500 to 10,000 mm, and rudders and steering gear for thousands of vessels. Our wholly-owned production facilities in the Netherlands, Poland and China manufacture almost all our products, thereby ensuring consistent quality and short communication lines.

Customers of DMC are offered a complete service, from design and manufacturing to upgrades and servicing, all to the highest standards. We work with our clients to guarantee that each vessel has exactly the right equipment to match its size and purpose. Our relentless drive for innovation ensures that DMC manoeuvring systems continually develop and adapt to increase their effectiveness and efficiency, and reflect the very latest in engineering and materials technology.

Wherever you are in the world, our global sales and 24/7 service network is there to assist you.


The Coronavirus has developed into a global pandemic. Read about the response of Damen Shipyards Group in the message from Arnout Damen, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, here.

All our products

  • Optima Nozzle


  • ESPAC rudder

    Rudder Systems

  • Commander Rotary Vane

    Steering Systems

  • Van der Velden BOSS™eco system

    Control Systems

  • Improved water flow to propellers and nozzles

    Energy saving/ manoeuvring systems

  • Escort Towing Winch


  • Fishery Package