Thordon advises world ocean council on the need to resolve the operational oil issue

December 05, 2016

The representatives of international organisations, government agencies, industry and academia attending the World Ocean Council’s fourth Sustainable Ocean Summit last week were left in no doubt about the damage oil-lubricated propeller shaft systems are having on the marine environment. 


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Tough Bearings and Seals for River Work To Be Showcased at International WorkBoat Show

November 28, 2016

Thordon Bearings will present their environmentally safe and long life RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals which were developed specially for workboats at the International Workboat Show, taking place in New Orleans this November/December. 


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Sandy Thomson Recieves A SNAME Fellowship

November 03, 2016

At the opening session of the 2016 SNAME Maritime Convention in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). According to the Society, the grade of Fellow is accorded exclusively to “individuals who have made outstanding personal contributions to naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, or allied disciplines through significant achievements in design, research, production, operation, education or associated management.”


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RiverTough Conversion Sees Impala Operations Unaffected by El Niño River Levels

October 24, 2016
Thordon Bearings has successfully completed the oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearing conversions of the first four of 15 Impala Terminals Colombia-operated tug/tow boats.
 
Impala Zambrano, the first of 15 triple-screw and twin-screw pusher boats scheduled for oil-to-water conversion, was retrofitted in July 2015 with a Thordon RiverTough bearing and TG100 shaft seal combination. 

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Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordon's Maintenance-Free TG100

September 19, 2016

Thordon Bearings’ US West Coast Distributor, Pacific Marine Equipment has successfully completed the installation of a pair of TG100 mechanical propeller shaft seals to Hornblower Cruises & Events’ 1000-passenger capacity twin screw flagship, Inspiration Hornblower.


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Ultra-Clean Groupe Desgagnes Newbuilds Are Even Cleaner With COMPAC

September 07, 2016

Damia Desgagnés, a 15,100dwt asphalt/bitumen tanker launched in June from Turkey’s Besiktas shipyard, has been fitted with Thordon Bearings COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing package in order to safeguard the marine environment during vessel operations in the Great Lakes and Arctic regions.


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