• Thumbnails 320x160_0024_New Class Rules Has Sounded The Death Bell For Oil-Lubricated Propeller Shafts, Says Thordon Bea

    Seawater-Lubricated Shaft Withdrawals Extended as Class Changes Rules in line with Advanced Technology

    Oct 02, 2015
    Classification societies are changing their monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0062_Thordon Bearings to Open Environmental Management Session at LISW

    Thordon Bearings to Open Environmental Management Session at LISW

    Aug 17, 2015
    Shipping folk attending this year’s London International Shipping Week (LISW) will be able to listen to Thordon explain why seawater-based propeller shaft lubricants are the most cost effective way of complying with environmental regulations.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0041_COMPAC ordered for uber-clean coasters

    COMPAC ordered for uber-clean coasters

    Aug 16, 2015
    Thordon Bearings' Swedish distributor Duwel Sweden has signed a contract with Caterpillar Propulsion for the supply and installation of COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing systems to the two general cargo ships that Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes is building for Finland’s Meriaura Group.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0033_Greenland Cement Thordon's Environmentally Safe Future   Part 2

    Thordon Bearings' COMPAC to Keep Seaside Clean

    Jul 16, 2015
    MSC Cruises has specified Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft system for the first of two (plus option) Seaside-class cruise ships currently under construction at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone The 154,000grt twin-screw vessel, the largest cruise ship ever to be built by the Italian yard, will be equipped with six COMPAC bearings in bronze carriers with tapered keysets to fit 664mm shaft diameters.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0063_Thordon Bearings to Install COMPAC Aboard Two Alaska Ferry Newbuilds

    Thordon Bearings to Install COMPAC Aboard Two Alaska Ferry Newbuilds

    Jun 16, 2015
    Thordon Bearings Inc. has signed a deal to supply its COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearings to two Alaska ferry newbuilds, the company announced in an emailed statement. The systems are Environmentally Acceptable Lubricant (EAL)-compliant and will ensure that these vessels can operate with zero risk of any oil discharges into a very ecologically sensitive area.
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  • Thumbnails 320x160_0029_Largest Number of Orders for COMPAC Coming from China

    Largest Number of Orders for COMPAC Coming from China

    Jun 08, 2015
    Thordon Bearings has received an order for a total of 20 seawater-lubricated COMPAC Propeller Shaft Bearing Systems for Chinese shipyards, marking the Canadian company’s most significant order for commercial vessels. Thordon Bearings, the pioneer in advanced seawater-lubricated stern tube bearing systems, will supply COMPAC and Thordon Water Quality Packages for installation to various merchant and offshore newbuilds under construction for an undisclosed Chinese shipowner.
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