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 NewsWorks 2018

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about seawater being the only commercially viable EAL, new class rules, and Thordon's SeaThigor seal.
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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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    Biodegradable EALs Under the Spotlight As More Sterntube Bearings Fail

    Jan 24, 2018
    Thordon Bearings has welcomed an industry initiative to evaluate the effect of biodegradable lubricants on sterntube bearings following a reported marked increase in sealed oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing failures.
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