Seawater-Lubricated Shaft Withdrawals Extended as Class Changes Rules in line with Advanced Technology

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.


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COMPAC ordered for uber-clean coasters

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.


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Thordon Bearings to Open Environmental Management Session at LISW

August 17, 2015

Shipping folk attending this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW) will be able to listen to Thordon explain why seawater-based propeller shaft lubricants are the most cost effective way of complying with environmental regulations.


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Thordon Bearings' COMPAC to Keep Seaside Clean

July 16, 2015

MSC Cruises has specified Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two (plus option) Seaside-class cruise ships currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone

The 154,000grt twin-screw vessel, the largest cruise ship ever to be built by the Italian yard, will be equipped with six COMPAC bearings in bronze carriers with tapered keysets to fit 664mm shaft diameters.


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Thordon Bearings to Install COMPAC Aboard Two Alaska Ferry Newbuilds

June 16, 2015

Thordon Bearings Inc.  has signed a deal to supply its COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings to two Alaska ferry newbuilds, the company announced in an emailed statement.  The systems are Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)-compliant and will ensure that these vessels can operate with zero risk of any oil discharges into a very ecologically sensitive area.


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Largest Number of Orders for COMPAC Coming from China

June 08, 2015

Thordon Bearings has received an order for a total of 20 seawater-lubricated COMPAC Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems for Chinese shipyards, marking the Canadian company’s most significant order for commercial vessels.

Thordon Bearings, the pioneer in advanced seawater-lubricated stern tube bearing systems, will supply COMPAC and Thordon Water Quality Packages for installation to various merchant and offshore newbuilds under construction for an undisclosed Chinese shipowner.


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