Van der Velden® 2DWK Steering Gear

Van der Velden® 2DWK Steering System

The 2DWK is an asymmetrical steering system developed for HD and XR rudder systems. With its heavy duty and maintenance-friendly design, this steering system is suitable for every type of inland vessel. The two double-acting hydraulic cylinders ensure reliability.

This steering system offers unprecedented steering capabilities especially in combination with HD or XR rudders.

The 2DWK steering system with connection rod is intended for single screw vessels with two rudders.

DMC delivers the 2DWK steering system depending on the number and size of the propellers and steering requirements. Regardless of the configuration, you are assured of an excellent steering performance, maintenance-friendly design and a long lifespan. This steering system is approved by all classification societies.

DMC advises:
The Van der Velden® 4DWKK steering system in case of four connected rudders.



  • High-end steering performance
  • Robust and reliable
  • Approved by classification societies
  • Maintenance-friendly
  • Long lifespan


  • For single screw inland vessels.


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