Recognized internationally for superior performance in marine applications with a worldwide customer service network in over 100 countries, Thordon Bearings has become a trusted marine bearing manufacturer of premium quality products and engineered solutions that last the life of the vessel, requiring little maintenance and few spare parts.

  • Low acoustic signature
  • Low friction and speed operation
  • Reduced break away torque
  • Impact / shock resistance
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Non-catastrophic failure
  • Simple and fast installation
  • Reduced docking frequency
  • Long wear life
  • Ease of replacement  - replace bearing with shaft in place

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Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems

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Deck Equipment Bearings

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Rudder Bearings

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Shaft Seals

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  • News-Thumbnails-320x160_NWMar21

    Thordon Merchant Fleet NewsWorks 2021

    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the merchant marine sector. This newsletter includes feature articles that highlight our successes on merchant marine vessels with COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings, ThorPlas-Blue deck equipment, and other pollution-free Thordon products installed and used around the world.
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  • CCG Caribou Isle CCG Ile Saint Ours in Drydock at Heddle Marine

    Seal and Bearing Retrofits Highlight Importance of Ontario Partnership to Canadian Coast Guard

    Apr 20, 2021
    Thordon Bearings and Heddle Shipyards have successfully completed a retrofit project to replace the shaft seals and bearings aboard the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels CCGS Caribou Isle and CCGS Ile St. Ours. The vessels represent not only the first reference for Thordon’s award-winning TG100 SRTP shaft seal onboard a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, but also the growing importance of Ontario’s promising maritime partnership in facilitating CCG requirements.
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  • Thordon XL Propeller Shaft Bearing Installed on CCGS Terry Fox

    Canadian Coast Guard Opts for Thordon Bearings to Save Tax-Payers Money

    Mar 23, 2021
    CCGS Terry Fox, one the largest icebreakers in the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) fleet, has returned to service with new Thordon propeller shaft bearings after concluding that fitting laminate phenolic bearings would extend dry dock time and costs. The 88m (289ft) long vessel, built in the 1980s had been operating Thordon’s water lubricated elastomeric polymer bearings on both shafts for 24 years. Then in 2018 the port shaft was retrofitted with a European made laminate phenolic-type bearing as part of a shaft alignment contract with the manufacturer.
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