Chinese Shipbuilders Spearheading the Return to Water

December 05, 2017 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings has received another order from a Chinese shipyard for its COMPAC system, in a development that indicates more and more of the country’s shipbuilders are specifying water lubricated propeller shafting arrangements as their standard solution.

The latest order comes from COSCO Dalian Shipyard, which will install 600mm diameter COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, Thordon’s water quality packages (WQP), ThorShield shaft coatings and bronze shaft liners to three 62,000dwt multi-purpose vessels under construction for COSCO Shipping.


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NO RETURN TO OIL FOR STQ FERRIES

November 02, 2017 (Press Releases)

It is more than twenty years since Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the double-ended ferries Armand-Imbeau and Jos-Dechênes, as part of an ambitious vessel modification project. 


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OFFSHORE TOWING OPTS FOR THORDON SHAFT SEAL AFTER COMPETITOR RECOMMENDATION

October 11, 2017 (Press Releases)

Offshore Towing Inc (OTI) has successfully completed the extensive refurbishment of its 1974-built 9000hp-class tug Zion Falgout at the Conrad Deepwater shipyard, in Morgan City, Louisiana, U.S.A.

The milestone project involved the retrofitting of TG100 seals in what marks OTI’s first mechanical shaft seal installation and the largest diameter TG100 series seals ever supplied by Thordon Bearings. An 11.75in (298mm) diameter seal was installed to each propeller shaft of the 66.88t bollard pull twin-screw workhorse.


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Thordon's GSS Division Expands to Meet Growing Demand for Environmentally Safe Bearing Solutions

September 11, 2017 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings’ has expanded its Global Service and Support (GSS) division to meet market demand for installation and maintenance support of its entire product portfolio.

GSS now offers more services to assist shipowners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern tube alignment services for the full range of oil and grease-free Thordon propeller shaft, rudder and deck bearing products.


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Thordon and IMarEST Call For Full Acceptance of Water Lubricated Propulsion Systems

September 07, 2017 (Press Releases)

Shipping industry leaders attending London International Shipping Week (LISW) next week will be able to hear the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an evening technical lecture organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST).


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Tropical Shipping Newbuilds Opt For Thordon Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Package

May 30, 2017 (Press Releases)

Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.

The COMPAC systems destined for two 300TEU environmentally-compliant box ships under construction in China, at the Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard, will represent a first reference for COMPAC with this shipowner.


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