Doubly efficient – propeller and rudder in perfect alignment.

Global challenges require integrated solutions. In its drive to increase the efficiency of ship propulsion and to reduce emissions MMG looks at far more than only the propeller itself. In partnership with Van der Velden Marine Systems, MMG has developed a fully optimised propulsion concept: the Energy Saving Package (MMG-espac™). Optimised interaction between propeller and rudder improves propulsion efficiency and manoeuvrability significant. This enables ship owners to save up to 14 % in fuel – both for new ships and also in relation to the MMG-redesign.


Comprehensive know-how for ground-breaking solutions

For more economical fleet operations MMG, the world’s leading propeller manufacturer, and Van der Velden Marine Systems, the rudder technology specialist, have pooled their joint expertise in MMG-espac™, bringing tangible benefits for the shipping industry. Propeller and rudder are developed as an integrated and perfectly aligned system. This results in more efficient propulsion and much lower consumption. An additional plus: the optimised flow behaviour substantially reduces cavitation and by that extends the operating life of the vessel.

  • MMG espac
  • Fuel saving of up to 14 % compared to standard configurations
  • Extended operating life thanks to reduced cavitation
  • Optimised interaction between propeller and rudder
  • Optimised manoeuvrability
  • Economical ship operation
  • ROI after 5 months