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NMDC's Al Mirfa to Recieve Upgrades (DredgingToday.com) February 28, 2017 - After ten years and more than 100,000 operating hours dredging up silt, sand, rocks and stones, the Thordon Composite Bearing installed on the Al Mirfa's dredge cutter head has emerged unscathed.  <MORE>



Dredger: 9-Year Wear Life on Cutterhead Shaft Bearings
(Maritime Reporter & Engineering News) September 2014 While the marine industry is rife with rough working conditions, dredging operations arguably pose the toughest challenge to any class of marine equipment. Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have reportedly performed well for nine years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world - Dredging, Environmental and Marine Enginnering N.V. (DEME)'s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power). <MORE>

Composite a Key Component of the Most Advanced Dredger in World
Constructed at IHC shipyard in the Netherlands for Jan de Nul of Belgium, the 'J.F.J. de Nul' is the most advanced self-propelled cutter suction dredger ever built. Her 6,000kW cutter drive, 30% more powerful than cutters currently in use, is capable of dredging from a depth of 6.5 m to 35 m (21 ft. to 115 ft.). According to IHC, the vessel incorporates the latest advances into dredging systems, engineering, and materials technology including Thordon Composite cutterhead bearings. <MORE>

Thordon Composite Installed in Cutterhead Dredges
National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) of Abu Dhabi specified Thordon Composite in their specialized 20,200kW cutter suction dredger built at IHC of Sliedrecht, Holland. <MORE>


Composite Becoming the Bearing of Choice for Cutterhead Dredges
Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have been recently installed or ordered on six cutter suction dredgers in Europe, China and the Middle East. <MORE>