The Unbreakable Lightness of Bearing

October 07, 2015 (Press Releases)

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.


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20+ Year COMPAC Wear in Canadian Navy Frigates

October 05, 2015 (Press Releases)

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.


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

October 02, 2015 (Press Releases)

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 (Press Releases)

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 (Press Releases)

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 (Press Releases)

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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