November 23, 2015
COMPAC, Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, won the prestigious Tanker Shipping & Trade Environment Award yesterday following a verdict that the system allows shipowners to cost-effectively comply with stringent marine pollution rules.
October 14, 2015
Thordon Bearings has signed a landmark contract to supply COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solutions to two Jones Act containerships under construction at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI) for Matson Navigation Company, Inc.
October 07, 2015
COMPAC propeller shaft bearings just do not break. That is the conclusion from Carl, a Thordon Bearings’ service engineer who has devoted considerable time and energy attempting to smash one to pieces.
October 05, 2015
The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is no stranger when it comes to using Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearings in its vessels. Over two decades ago in May 1992, the RCN (then known as the Canadian Navy) back-fit its lead frigate, HMCS Halifax, with Thordon COMPAC. The first of 12 new patrol frigates, the RCN selected Halifax as the exemplary ship to set a precedent for her sister ships and represented what the RCN then deemed to be ìthe most advanced warship in the world.
October 02, 2015
Classification societies are changing their monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems.
August 26, 2015
Thordon Bearings' Swedish distributor Duwel Sweden has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for the supply and installation of COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems to the two general cargo ships that Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s Meriaura Group.