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.) 

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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 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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    Viking Jupiter Delivered with Thordon Water Lubricated Propulsion Arrangement

    Feb 25, 2019
    Viking Jupiter, the 47,800gt cruise ship built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy for Viking Cruises, has been delivered with a Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft system. It is the sixth Viking cruise ship to be fitted out with the COMPAC bearing arrangement.
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    COMPAC for Life: Thordon Seawater Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearings Guaranteed for a Lifetime

    Sep 05, 2018
    Thordon Bearings is offering its award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system with a lifetime bearing wearlife guarantee. To date, the COMPAC bearing has been offered with a 15-year wearlife guarantee, but with the development announced today at the SMM 2018 trade show in Hamburg, Germany, Thordon, the global leader in seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, is guaranteeing that its tough polymer bearings will not need to be replaced throughout a vessel’s operational life.
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