February 04, 2009
T Mariotti Shipyard of Genova, Italy has recently installed Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings on the Seabourn Odyssey 50,000GT cruise ship being built for Seabourn Cruise Lines, the Carnival Corporation luxury brand, for June 2009 delivery. This is the eleventh Carnival Corp. owned ship fitted with COMPAC seawater lubricated bearings since the first installation in 1998 on Grand Princess. Thordon COMPAC has also been ordered for the sister ship, Seabourn Sojourn, to be delivered in June 2010.
December 01, 2008
Schelde Naval Shipbuilding in Vlissingen, Netherlands will fit Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearings to four Patrol Vessels that will be built for the Royal Netherlands Navy.
September 09, 2008
Fincantieri's Sestre Ponente Shipyard in Genoa, Italy, has ordered Thordon seawater lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing systems for two new 66,000 GT Oceania-Class cruise ships being built for Oceania Cruises for 2010 and 2011 delivery, with an option for a third ship. Designed to cruise to all corners of the globe, the new ships will have zero risk of stern tube oil pollution and no aft seals, meaning lower maintenance costs.
July 29, 2008
To demonstrate to commercial ship owners that modern seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems do offer wear life predictability, reduced operating costs and elimination of stern tube oil pollution risks, Thordon Bearings has introduced a 15-year bearing wearlife guarantee for its COMPAC pollution free stern tube bearings.
December 07, 2007
Thordon Bearings Inc., a world leader in grease and oil-free bearing and sealing solutions, has announced the introduction of new design Thordon SXL elastomeric polymer segmented shaft seals for both vertical and horizontal turbine newbuilds and retrofits.
May 07, 2007
Many of the world's vertical and horizontal hydro turbines run on water lubricated main guide bearings. Wear life for water lubricated main guide bearings is heavily influenced by the type and quantity of abrasives present in the water. Bearing replacement on a 3 to 5-year cycle is common in many applications using conventional water-lubricated main guide bearing materials such as phenolic laminates or rubber. However, recent observations from one leading hydro-power plant operator points to significantly longer wear life and reduced operating costs from an elastomeric polymer bearing, Thordon SXL.