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Veka picks Van der Velden maneuvering systems

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Contracts were signed at the Veka head office in Werkendam by Mr. Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems (left) and Mr. Stefhan van den Hil of Veka Group (right)

APRIL 19, 2016 — Netherlands headquartered Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. has signed contracts with Veka Group that will see it supply 15 complete maneuvering systems for a series of 15 primarily LNG-fueled inland tankers.

The vessels will be chartered by Shell Trading Rotterdam and have been ordered by Belgium based Plouvier Transit and its Intership AG subsidiary.

The Van der Velden systems include an integrated alarm and control steering panel, hydraulics, steering gear and high lift rudders.

The tankers’ hulls are under construction at the Veka Centromost Shipyard in Poland, but the outfitting will be carried out at Veka’s shipyard  in Werkendam, Netherlands.

The first three vessels are scheduled to be delivered to Plouvier by the end of the year.

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