Cruise Sector Utilizes the Ultimate EAL – Seawater

November 27, 2014 (Thordon in the News)

In shipping circles it’s the cruise sector spearheading the most natural lubricant of all, writes Paul Bartlett

The global cruise industry is often at the leading edge of advances in technology. Cruise majors have been early adopters of cold ironing, for example, advanced coatings both underwater and on deck, and energy-saving initiatives such as advanced trim control.

Now the cruise industry is spearheading what must be the ultimate ‘environmentally acceptable lubricant’ – sea water. To be fair, sea water lubricated propeller shaft lines from Canada’s Thordon Bearings are not new. To read full article in Seatrade Cruise Review click here


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

November 04, 2014 (Press Releases)

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.


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