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Thordon Bearings' Swedish distributor Duiwel Sweden has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for supply and installation of COMPAC seawater lubrricated propeller shaft bearing systems to the two general cargo ships that Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland's Meriaura Group. <<More>>


Thordon Bearings' COMPAC to Keep Seaside Clean
MSC Cruises has specified Thordon Bearings' COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two (plus option) Seaside-class cruise ships currently under construction at Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard. <<More>>



Thordon Bearings to Install COMPAC Aboard Two Alaska Ferry Newbuilds

Thordon Bearings Inc.  has signed a deal to supply its COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings to two Alaska ferry newbuilds, the company announced in an emailed statement.  The systems are Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)-compliant and will ensure that these vessels can operate with zero risk of any oil discharges into a very ecologically sensitive area. <<More>>


Largest Number of Orders for COMPAC Coming from China

Thordon Bearings has received an order for a total of 20 seawater-lubricated COMPAC Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems for Chinese shipyards, marking the Canadian company’s most significant order for commercial vessels. <<More>>


Thordon Bearings to Supply the Most Luxious Cruise Ship Ever Built

Thordon Bearings has received an order through its Italian distributor Pedrotec to supply a seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing package to Seven Seas Explorer, the 56,000gt cruiseship under construction at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard.

The Seven Seas Explorer, Regent Seven Seas’ first newbuild contracted to Fincantieri, has been designed to set new standards in both passenger comfort and environmental protection. <<More>>



Thordon Bearings' COMPAC for Britannia

Thordon Bearings seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft system given royal ‘seal’ of approval!

The 3,647 passenger vessel, the largest cruise ship built by Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for the British market, features a bevy of environmentally-friendly solutions, including Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC system to safeguard the marine environment against operational oil spills. <<More>>


Viking Cruise's Newbuilds Use Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings Instead of Oil

Designed with the environment in mind, Viking’s ocean ships feature energy-efficient hybrid engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hulls and bows for maximum fuel efficiency, onboard solar panels, and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution.  And it meets the strictest environmental regulations with Thordon’s pollution-free bearings with zero risk of oil discharges, as no oil is used. <<More>>


D'Artagnan Dredger Boasts 9 Year Wear Life of Cutterhead Dredge Bearings

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world –Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). <<More>>




The drive for pollution free ships continues as Canadian-based ship owner, CSL Group Inc., eliminates oil from the stern tube and equips nine of their latest newbuilds with seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. <<More>>


The Vectis Eagle, an 8,500 dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel, is Carisbrooke Shipping's latest newbuild and first of their fleet to be fitted with Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. <<More>>


One of the ship owners most recently persuaded of the benefits of water lubricated bearings include Algoma Central Corp. During the St. Lawrence Seaway freeze, Algoma took the opportunity to convert the oil lubricated stern tube bearings on the bulk carrier Peter R Cresswell to Thordon COMPAC water lubricated bearings. <<More>>


13 years of pollution free performance on Grand Princess
(MER, June 2011) On May 26, 1998, then the largest cruise ship in the world, 109,000 GT Grand Princess, made her inaugural voyage with a 12 night cruise from Barcelona to Istanbul. <<More>>


Dutch company Flinter marks its commitment to the environment by specifying Thordon COMPAC stern tube bearings for a 20th newbuild. <<More>>



 Sterntube conversions reduce pollution risk
(Marine Propulsion, Aug/Sept 2010)The 'zero tolerance' of ship source pollution increasingly being pursued by authorities applies equally to all ships, and the prospect of eliminating a pollutant source entirely below the waterline is an attractive one.<<More>> PDF


Beltship renews COMPAC commitment
(Internation Bulk Journal, Issue 3) U.S. Gypsum Corp. uses Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings in second ship. <<More>> PDF


Vacationers on luxury cruises don't necessarily understand or even care about the propeller shaft bearings that help propel them to exotic destinations. Nor are they impressed when you cancel their cruise because of a bearing failure. <<More>>

STOP Leaving Pollution in Your Wake
Stern Tube Oil Pollution Is Just One of Many Reasons to Make the Switch to Seawater-Lubricated Stern Tube Bearings. When the subject of oil pollution comes up between two shipping executives, thoughts often turn to the catastrophic 1989 oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Or perhaps the 1978 Amoco Cadiz grounding off the coast of Brittany comes to mind. On the other hand, it’s doubtful that stern tube oil pollution (STOP) <<More>>

After-Sales Service Ensures Smooth Sailing
Twenty million passengers a year take a ferryboat between Staten Island and Manhattan in New York. At no charge, they get a majestic view of New York Harbor on the 25-minute ride. Those five miles of water started to become a whole lot cleaner in 2004 when Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearings and SXL rudder bearings were installed on three Staten Island ferries<<More>>

Tanker to bulker conversion specifies COMPAC to replace oil lubricated sterntube
In mid-2005 CSL International Inc (CSLI) invited Thordon Bearings to study the existing oil-lubricated sterntube system of its recently purchased 23 year-old tanker Cabot in the interest of converting it to a water lubricated stern tube bearing system. The US-based company, part of Canada's CSL Group, planned to convert the ship into a self-unloading bulk carrier at the Shan Hai Guan Shipyard in China.<MORE>

Princess Cruises Continues to Install Water Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings
Princess Cruises has specified Thordon water lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for two new GRAND Class cruise ships (Hull No.'s 6131 and 6132) being built at Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA for 2007 and 2008 delivery. Bearing wear data from the first Princess Cruise ship equipped with COMPAC show an expected life of 15-20 years. <MORE>

Thordon Helping to Catch Marlins in Sportfishing Yachts
Trying to catch that elusive trophy fish how many times have fisherman tried to find the reason why they couldn't land the big one. Was it the location? The bait? The line? Or maybe if the boat was quieter? Well today's Captain can have the advantage of a quieter boat with Thordon propeller shaft bearings. <MORE>