The HD rudders provide an excellent manoeuvring performance, which is proven in practice and in the most stringent towing-tank trials. These high-efficiency rudders can be used with or without a nozzle. They have an asymmetrical profile and are always applied in a pair. The HD rudders have been especially developed for inland vessels in combination with a 2, 4 or 6 rudder propulsion set-up.
The HD rudders have asymmetric rudder angles up to 80°, providing optimal slipstream guidance. With these rudder you are assured of an excellent manoeuvring performance, also with low velocity. They have a maintenance-friendly design and a long lifespan.
For maximum performance it is advised to add a Van der Velden® Hydro spoiler to your package. This hydro spoiler improves propulsion efficiency, increases speed and enhances the ship’s course-keeping capabilities. Another product especially developed for Van der Velden® HD rudders is the 2DWK steering gear; a sturdy, asymmetric steering gear.
The signature HD rudders are developed for the inland waterways market. The profile is focused on challenging manoeuvring situations; being in control even with low speeds.
Commander steering gear (ram type and rotary vane)
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