Thordon Bearings, a pioneer in the development of
grease and oil free polymer bearing systems,
offers a choice of environmentally friendly journal bearing
solutions for dredge cutterhead shaft, propeller shaft,
rudder, pump and deck equipment solutions.

  • Proven bearing wear life - lasting twice as long as rubber
  • Reduced maintenance down time
  • Water lubricated - no grease
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Pollution free replacement for grease or oil lubricated metallic bearings
  • Easy installation




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Propeller Shaft Bearing System

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Other Dredger Applications

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Cutterhead Intermediate Lineshaft Bearings

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    Thordon Merchant Fleet NewsWorks 2021

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the merchant marine sector. This newsletter includes feature articles that highlight our successes on merchant marine vessels with COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, ThorPlas-Blue deck equipment, and other pollution-free Thordon products installed and used around the world.
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    Thordon's Dredger References Grow with New Orders from Suez Canal Authority

    Dec 02, 2020
    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has replaced the rubber cutterhead bearings on the 102m (335ft) dredger Mahmoud Younis with a water-lubricated Composite bearing from Thordon Bearings. The retrofit, which took place at the Port Said Shipyard’s floating drydock, follows the success of a similar installation aboard CSD Mashhour, the largest dredger in the SCA fleet. Its rubber cutterhead bearings were replaced last year, providing the first Thordon installation with the Authority.
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    NMDC Completes Umm Al Anber Refurbishment with Thordon Composite

    Oct 06, 2020
    Umm Al Anber, a 72m (236ft) heavy duty cutter suction dredger operated by Abu Dhabi-based National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has completed the refurbishment of its cutterhead shaft bearings as part of an extensive refit at Dubai Maritime City. Thordon Bearings’ Dubai-based distributor for the Middle East, Ocean Power International LLC (OPI), replaced the cutterhead and intermediate line shaft bearings like-for-like with Thordon’s water-lubricated Composite system. The turnkey project included shaft dismantlement, laser alignment, in-situ line boring, calibration, installation and commissioning.
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