Thordon has over 35 years of experience designing
long life marine bearings that operate without oil and grease.
Since our bearings have zero impact on the environment
they not only meet but exceed all environmental regulations
while reducing your vessels operating costs.

  • Reduced operating costs
  • Zero environmental impact (no oil or grease required)
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Turnkey engineering and installation support
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Superior resistance to shock loading and vibration
  • Industry leading wear life guarantees
  • Fitted to over 2,000 ships

“EPA recommends that all newbuild vessel operators endeavour to use seawater-based systems for their stern tube lubrication to eliminate the discharge of oil from these interfaces to the aquatic environment.”

Section 2.2.9; 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP)effective Dec. 19, 2013 (U.S.A.) 

Products

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Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems

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Rudder Bearings

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Deck Equipment Bearings

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Shaft Seals

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    Thordon Marine NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about our Lifetime wearlife guarantee on COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, our continued success on Viking Cruise ships, our accomplishments with COMPAC and SeaThigor on Canadian Coast Guard vessels, the Elmer A. Sperry Award as well as other awards Thordon received for our innovative products.
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  • COSCO Vessel fitted with COMPAC bearings

    COSCO Confirms Thordon Seawater Lubrication for Eight Newbuild General Cargo Ships

    Jun 15, 2021
    COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO), COSCO Shipping Lines, has confirmed that the eight newbuild multipurpose cargo vessels entrusted to COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co. Ltd. will each feature a COMPAC seawater lubricated shaftline arrangement from Thordon Bearings. The scope of supply, to be rolled out in two four-ship batches scheduled for August 2021 and December 2022, includes COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, shaft liners, ThorShield shaft coating, and Thordon’s Water Quality Package.
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  • ThorPlas-Blue installed on Petion

    TZ Industrias and TNG Veracruz Open Mexican Marine Market for Thordon's ThorPlas-Blue

    Jun 07, 2021
    Mexico-based TZ Industrias has replaced the deck machinery bushing aboard the Caroil Transport Marine oil tanker Petion with ThorPlas-Blue, marking Thordon Bearings’ first large commercial vessel project in the country. Thordon’s grease-free material replaced a competitor’s spherical split bearing on the 72,714dwt vessels’ deck crane during a recent drydocking at the TNG Veracruz Shipyard, Mexico’s largest ship repair facility.
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