Thordon Bearings will attend next week’s Posidonia to showcase a range of environmentally-safe polymer bearing technologies from its maritime portfolio.
With increasing market awareness and demand for its award-winning COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing, the Canada-based manufacturer will use Posidonia to highlight the environmental and cost-saving advantages of its ThorPlas-Blue range of grease-free polymer bearings in deck machinery.
Thordon Bearing’s evolutionary COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, has been nominated in the Auxiliary Machinery category of the European Marine Engineering Awards, which will take place in Amsterdam next month.
Craig Carter, Thordon Bearings’ Head of Marketing and Customer Service, said: “We are absolutely delighted that COMPAC has been nomitated for such a prestigous award. Being nominated for an engineering award is testemant to the advances our engineers and scientists have made in polymer technology.
China’s Qingshan Shipyard has delivered AP Revelin, the second in a series of two environmentally sustainable handy-size bulk carriers, to Croatia-based shipping company Atlantska Plovidba d.d. from Dubrovnik.The 38,700dwt ‘ecoship’ will join first of class AP Dubrava, which was delivered in July 2015.
Each 180m (591ft) long tramp trader, built to theGreen Dolphin 38 design unveiled by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) in 2012, features Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system and a Thordon Water Quality Package (WQP). This will provide a clean and consistent supply of seawater to the bearings even when the vessel is docked downstream of the current in shallow waters.
Extensive sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution, indicating that seawater-lubricated bearing systems are applicable to all ship types and are definitely here to stay.
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