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    Is A Water-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Arrangement More Efficient Than Podded Propulsion?

    In the twenty-five years since the first podded propulsion system was introduced to optimise the ice-breaking performance and manoeuvrability of ice-breakers operating in the far North, the pod has now more than 400 installations on various ship types, including super-yachts, high-speed ferries, oil tankers and offshore vessels and rigs.
  • Thumbnails 320x160_0057_Thordon To Showcase Range Of Environmentally Safe Polymer Bearings At Posidonia part 2

    Thordon To Showcase Range Of Environmentally Safe Polymer Bearings At Posidonia

    Thordon Bearings will attend next week’s Posidonia to showcase a range of environmentally-safe polymer bearing technologies from its maritime portfolio. With increasing market awareness and demand for its award-winning COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing, the Canada-based manufacturer will use Posidonia to highlight the environmental and cost-saving advantages of its ThorPlas-Blue range of grease-free polymer bearings in deck machinery.
  • Thumbnails 320x160_0064_Thordon Bearings Sums It Up

    Thordon Bearings Sums It Up

    Thordon Bearings has developed a bespoke modelling tool capable of calculating the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into the world’s oceans with each installation of a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing. To be launched officially on 22nd April to coincide with Earth Day 2016, the world’s largest environmental movement, now in its 46th year, the Oil Savings Calculator shows that almost 60 million litres of oil pollution has been saved to date.
  • Thumbnails 320x160_0024_New Class Rules Has Sounded The Death Bell For Oil-Lubricated Propeller Shafts, Says Thordon Bea

    Thordon's COMPAC Seawater-Lubricated Propeller Shaft System Nominated For Major Engineering Award

    Thordon Bearing’s evolutionary COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, has been nominated in the Auxiliary Machinery category of the European Marine Engineering Awards, which will take place in Amsterdam next month. Craig Carter, Thordon Bearings’ Head of Marketing and Customer Service, said: “We are absolutely delighted that COMPAC has been nomitated for such a prestigous award. Being nominated for an engineering award is testemant to the advances our engineers and scientists have made in polymer technology.
  • Thumbnails 320x160_0025_MV AP Revelin Revels in Dirty Water with Thordon's COMPAC Solution Keeping It Clean

    MV AP Revelin Revels in Dirty Water with Thordon's COMPAC Solution Keeping It Clean

    China’s Qingshan Shipyard has delivered AP Revelin, the second in a series of two environmentally sustainable handy-size bulk carriers, to Croatia-based shipping company Atlantska Plovidba d.d. from Dubrovnik.The 38,700dwt ‘ecoship’ will join first of class AP Dubrava, which was delivered in July 2015. Each 180m (591ft) long tramp trader, built to theGreen Dolphin 38 design unveiled by Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) in 2012, features Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system and a Thordon Water Quality Package (WQP). This will provide a clean and consistent supply of seawater to the bearings even when the vessel is docked downstream of the current in shallow waters.
  • Thumbnails 320x160_0032_Greenland Cement Thordon's Environmentally Safe Future

    Greenland Cement Thordon's Environmentally Safe Future

    Extensive sea trials aboard Greenland, the world’s first LNG-fuelled short-sea dry bulk vessel, have validated the performance of Thordon Bearings COMPAC propeller shaft solution, indicating that seawater-lubricated bearing systems are applicable to all ship types and are definitely here to stay.