Bearings for Wave / Tidal / River Power


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The world’s oceans are a vast global resource of non-polluting, endlessly renewable energy and with the ever increasing demand for electrical power, harnessing this force has become a major priority. Many companies and countries have invested heavily in developing systems that will generate power and yet still withstand the harsh underwater environment.

Thordon Bearings is the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance, long lasting bearing systems that require no oil or grease. Our polymers offer the best combination of strength/stiffness with flexibility/elasticity, along with high abrasion resistance.

For over 35 years, we’ve been supplying environmentally friendly bearing solutions for thousands of hydro turbine and marine applications across the globe. Our customers include Power Generating Plants as well more than 40 Navies and Coast Guards, cruise ships, tankers, ferries, dredgers and many other types of commercial ships.

Thordon’s non-polluting and maintenance free bearings are available worldwide through our factory trained distributor network that spans more than 100 countries. Our application engineers and global technical support will work with you to deliver innovative bearing solutions.

Thordon offers a choice of water-lubricated bearings, each delivering specific advantages in unique water environments and operating conditions. Bearings are available in sizes up to 1.2m (4’) and bearings with multiple pad segments up to 3m+ (10’+).

 



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The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

Request Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

Download Bearing Sizing Calculation Program (2.2 MB) Version 2017, Release 10

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    Thordon NewsWorks 2014

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro, industrial and pump users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about rehabilitated turbine guide bearings, vertical pump bearings installed on an offshore vessel and various industrial bearing applications.
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    Thordon Bearings Sister Company T-G DNALOP Purchases Polish Hydropower Plant to Develop New Turbine Technology

    Mar 25, 2019
    Thordon Bearings sister company T-G DNALOP has purchased the small Struzyska hydroplant in Pila, Poland, 180km south of its bearing and seal production facility, in Slupsk. The Struzyska plant operates three small turbines capable of generating 67kW of electrical power. Once two of the turbines have been refurbished and are back onsite, the Canada-headquartered company will operate the plant commercially, supplying electricity back to the grid.
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    Thordon Bearings Announces Distributor Changes in Europe

    Oct 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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