Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has asked Damen Marine Components (DMC) to deliver rudders and steering gear systems for the Spanish Navy’s (Armada Española) new F110 frigates.
The equipment will be fitted on five F110 vessels that Navantia is constructing. The company is scheduled to deliver the vessels between 2026 and 2031.
These new frigates are being constructed as a replacement for the Navy’s Santa Maria-class frigates. The vessels will feature anti-submarine capabilities and will undertake fleet protection, maritime security in joint and combined missions.
DMC’s scope involves supplying Navantia with Twin Van der Velden ATLANTIC Rudders specifically developed for minimum noise and vibration throughout the system; from the rudder blades to associated equipment such as the bearings, cylinders and hydraulic power units.
The ATLANTIC Rudder is also well-known for its low and drag and low vibrations. Its slim profile ensures minimal resistance – especially on high speed vessels.
The order also includes skegs and extended trunks as well as Twin EBST 425-35 steering gear system including rudder angle indicators.
DMC will deliver the equipment between 2023 and 2028.