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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    Thordon's COMPAC Seawater-Lubricated Propeller Shaft System Wins Seatrade Clean Shipping Award

    May 10, 2019
    Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system has won the coveted 2019 Seatrade Award for Clean Shipping, in recognition of the technology’s capacity to completely eradicate operational oil pollution from ships’ stern tubes.
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    Cruise Sector Congratulates COMPAC on a Rite of Passage

    Apr 02, 2019
    “This year, COMPAC truly comes of age,” said Thordon Bearings’ founder and polymer bearing and seal innovator, George A. (Sandy) Thomson: “And like any 21st birthday celebration, it is not uncommon for parents to speak with glowing pride about the growth they have seen in their children over their first 21 years. For me, COMPAC has matured into a robust, well-rounded and environmentally-conscientious adult, facing an exciting and prosperous future.”
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