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 Hydro NewsWorks 2019

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for hydro and clean power users of oil-free and grease-free bearings. This newsletter includes feature articles about multiple successful turbine guide bearing conversions, T-G DNALOP purchasing a small hydro power plant in Poland, and a recent success of Thordon installed in a tidal energy application.
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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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    MSC Cruises Returns to Thordon to Keep the Seashore Clean

    Oct 16, 2019
    Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply a water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solution to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for installation to MSC Seashore, the third Seaside Class cruiseship to which Thordon’s COMPAC system has been specified. The order follows the in-service performance success of COMPAC installations aboard the 154,000gt sisters MSC Seaside and MSC Seaview, delivered in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
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