Turret & Slewing Bearings

Offshore_SXL in Turret of Ruby Princess
Turret Pad

Thordon manufactures FPSO turret bearings, mooring and rotation equipment and has extensive experience with spread mooring, cantilever, external and internal turret bearing designs. Thordon bearings and pads are easy to install and replace meaning lower financial impact due to reduced downtime.

  • Long wear life
  • Custom designed by experienced engineers
  • Low friction – able to handle dynamic movement
  • Self-lubricating, pollution free bearings
  • Reduced maintenance cost



Reference articles of Thordon turret bearings.



The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

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Download Bearing Sizing Calculation Program (2.2 MB) Version 2017, Release 10


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