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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    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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    Liner Shipping's Move to Water Lubrication Gathers Pace with X-Press Deliveries

    Aug 11, 2020
    The two Super Eco 2700 containerships China’s Zhoushan Changhong Shipyard is building for Singapore-headquartered X-Press Feeders have launched with a complete water lubricated propeller shaft arrangement supplied by Thordon Bearings. CY Engineering, Thordon’s distributor in China, has now completed the installation and commissioning of the Thordon scope of supply aboard X-Press Mekong (Hull Number CHB085) and X-Press Pearl (Hull Number CHB084).
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    China's 'Greening of the Silk Road' Spurs Hike in Orders for Water Lubricated Propulsion Systems

    Nov 27, 2019
    China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) first specified a water lubricated propeller shaft arrangement for two 5000-unit pure car/truck carriers (PCTC) in 2007, and since then more and more shipowners and shipbuilders in China are rejecting oil lubricated propeller shaft and greased rudder bearing systems as a way of supporting their country’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
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