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

Products

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Cutterhead Bearings

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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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Rudder Bearings

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Shaft Seals


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    Thordon Workboat NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the workboat sector. This newsletter includes feature articles highlighting our successes in the Workboat industry with RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals in both US Inland Waterways and around the world.
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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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    NMDC to Complete Fleet-Wide Conversion to Thordon Seawater Lubricated Composite Cutter Shaft Bearings

    Nov 12, 2019
    The National Marine Dredging Company has replaced the rubber cutter shaft bearings on the 89m dredger Al Khatem, marking a step closer to the Abu Dhabi-based dredging company’s fleet-wide conversion to Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated Composite cutterhead bearings and cutterhead intermediate lineshaft bearings. The 1979-built Al Khatem is the latest heavy-duty cutter suction dredger NDMC has converted to the Thordon solution, following the success of similar conversions to the Al Sadr, Al Mirfa, Al Hamra, Umm Al Zemoul, Umm Al Anber and the beaver Dredge 2.
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