Thordon Bearings and MSR Gryfia Team Up to Convert Ships to Seawater Lubricated Prop Shaft Lines From Oil

December 15, 2014

Burlington, Canada – Thordon Bearings Inc. today announced it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which it will cooperate with MSR Gryfia of Poland to promote the conversion of ships to an open seawater lubricated propeller shaft Thordon bearing system from a sealed oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.


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Viking Cruise's Newbuildings Use Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings Instead of Oil

November 04, 2014

Designed with the environment in mind, Viking’s ocean ships feature energy-efficient hybrid engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hulls and bows for maximum fuel efficiency, onboard solar panels, and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution.  And it meets the strictest environmental regulations with Thordon’s pollution-free bearings with zero risk of oil discharges, as no oil is used.


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D’Artagnan Dredger Boasts 9-Year Wear Life of Cutterhead Shaft Bearings

October 22, 2014

Water lubricated Thordon Composite cutterhead shaft bearings have performed well for 9 years on one of the largest cutter suction dredgers in the world –Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering N.V. (DEME)’s D'Artagnan (28,200 kW total installed power).


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Thordon Bearings Announces Distributor Changes in Europe

October 08, 2014

Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada is pleased to announce that Duwel Group will be the new, authorized Thordon distributor for Norway, United Kingdom, and Finland.  Duwel has been active in Sweden for over 22 years and is ready and capable to provide high quality sales and service support in these countries.
 


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More Cruise Ships Using Seawater Lubricated Shaft Lines

September 05, 2014

Over 30% of cruise ships on order will have reduced operating costs and zero risk of oil discharges.

Of the 30 cruise ships that are currently on order, 1/3 of them will be equipped with seawater lubricated propeller shaft lines requiring no oil and no aft seal, eliminating high operating maintenance costs. Past users of this technology – Princess Cruises and Disney Cruise Lines began equipping their ships in 1998 and continue today with recent newbuildings using seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings. And now cruise lines such as Viking Ocean Cruises, Regent Seven Seas and MSC Cruises are also building ships with seawater lubricated shaft lines.


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Don’t forget….Seawater is a FREE Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)

October 30, 2013

Two thirds of the world is covered in it - the most obvious and compliant EAL is right under our noses – Seawater.

If your vessel is trading in US waters, you need to be aware of the new oil to sea interface law that comes into effect on Dec. 19, 2013.  According to the new U.S. Environment Protection Agency Vessel General Permit (VGP), all vessels built on or after Dec. 19, 2013, must use an environmentally acceptable lubricant (EAL) in all oil to sea interfaces.  


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