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Thordon Bearings designs and manufactures a complete range of high performance, non-metallic journal bearing solutions for marine, pump, hydro-turbine, offshore oil and other industrial markets. Thordon Bearings is the world leader in elastomeric bearing technology and produces the award-winning COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing

 

 

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THORDON OFFERS GUIDANCE TO SHIPOWNERS ON VGP 3.0 DELAY

THORDON OFFERS GUIDANCE TO SHIPOWNERS ON VGP 3.0 DELAY

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

THORDON OFFERS GUIDANCE TO SHIPOWNERS ON VGP 3.0 DELAY  Thordon Bearings has advised its customers with newbuilds under construction to make sure they have the necessary documentation in place permitting operations in US waters prior to 18th December... Read More

THORDON STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE TO MEET ANTICIPATED RULES FOR CLEANER SEAS

THORDON STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE TO MEET ANTICIPATED RULES FOR CLEANER SEAS

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

THORDON STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE TO MEET ANTICIPATED RULES FOR CLEANER SEAS Thordon Bearings has signed sales and distribution agreements with St. Petersburg-based Industrial & Marine Projects (IMPRO) and Tallinn’s Marine Ecology Equipment (MEE),... Read More

EVER-LASTING BEARINGS KEEP WORLDíS LARGEST SLOOP EVER-READY FOR CHARTER

EVER-LASTING BEARINGS KEEP WORLDíS LARGEST SLOOP EVER-READY FOR CHARTER

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

EVER-LASTING BEARINGS KEEP WORLD’S LARGEST SLOOP EVER-READY FOR CHARTER One of the projects Canada’s Thordon Bearings is most proud to be associated with is that of the Mirabella V, which has been operating the company’s SXL and... Read More

THORDON SIGNS NEW DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH SPAINíS ECHETALDE

THORDON SIGNS NEW DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH SPAINíS ECHETALDE

Monday, October 1, 2018

THORDON SIGNS NEW DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT WITH SPAIN’S ECHETALDE Thordon Bearings confirmed it signed a new sales and distribution agreement during the recent SMM 2018 trade show in Hamburg, Germany. The agreement with Spain’s Echetalde, signed... Read More

The true cost of oil-lubricated shaft systems revealed

The true cost of oil-lubricated shaft systems revealed

Thursday, September 6, 2018

THE TRUE COST OF OPERATING OIL-LUBRICATED SHAFT SYSTEMS REVEALED IN THORDON STUDY Thordon Bearings has published a study highlighting the commercial and environmental benefits of seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing arrangements, indicating that... Read More

COMPAC for Life: Thordon offers lifetime wear life guarantee

COMPAC for Life: Thordon offers lifetime wear life guarantee

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

COMPAC FOR LIFE: THORDON SEAWATER LUBRICATED PROPELLER SHAFT BEARINGS GUARANTEED FOR A LIFETIME Thordon Bearings is offering its award-winning COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system with a lifetime bearing wear life guarantee. To date,... Read More

Thordon GSS adds shaft alignment to global service portfolio

Thordon GSS adds shaft alignment to global service portfolio

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

THORDON’S GSS DIVISION ADDS SHAFT ALIGNMENT TO ITS GLOBAL SERVICE PORTFOLIO Thordon Bearings’ Global Service & Support (GSS) division has added propeller shaft alignment services to its global technical support portfolio. The new addition... Read More

Lomar traders mark breakthrough for Thordon COMPAC

Lomar traders mark breakthrough for Thordon COMPAC

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

LOMAR’S SUPER-ECO BOXSHIPS MARK EUROPEAN BREAKTHROUGH FOR THORDON BEARINGS Delaware Trader, the first of two 2,700TEU newbuild containerships that China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard is delivering to Lomar Shipping this year, has been fitted... Read More

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to water-lubrication

Thordon Bearings and Heddle Marine team up to convert ships to water-lubrication

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

THORDON BEARINGS AND HEDDLE MARINE TEAM UP TO CONVERT SHIPS TO POLLUTION FREE PROPELLER SHAFT LINES Thordon Bearings Inc. and Heddle Marine Service Inc. have today signed a cooperative agreement under which the Canada-based ship repair company will work... Read More

Offshore projects highlight Thordon's bearing diversity

Offshore projects highlight Thordon's bearing diversity

Thursday, July 26, 2018

MOORING INSTALLATION HIGHLIGHTS THORDON’S RANGE OF BEARING APPLICATIONS The bearing installations to two Calm Buoys operating offshore Libya are indicative of the wide-range of applications Thordon’s environmentally-safe... Read More

Thordon ThorPlas-Blue reduces costs and creates safer work space

Thordon ThorPlas-Blue reduces costs and creates safer work space

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

THORDON THORPLAS-BLUE FOUND TO REDUCE OPERATING COSTS WHILE CREATING A SAFER WORKING ENVIRONMENT The grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings Thordon supplied and installed to a Mississippi River line haul boat recently have helped reduce the vessel’s... Read More

Alexis to retrofit RiverTough to salt lugger

Alexis to retrofit RiverTough to salt lugger

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ALEXIS MARINE TO RETROFIT RIVERTOUGH TO SALT LUGGER Louisiana-based workboat operator Alexis Marine has awarded a supply contract to Thordon Bearings for the retrofitting of 6in diameter RiverTough bearings to MV Kristin Alexis, the 60ft (18.2m) twin-screw... Read More

Thordon unveils bearing information portal

Thordon unveils bearing information portal

Thursday, May 10, 2018

THORDON UNVEILS NEW BEARING INFORMATION PORTAL Thordon Bearings has unveiled a new web-based platform to provide all the information industry professionals need to know about the commercial, technical and environmental advantages of using grease-free and... Read More

CCG  icebreakers retrofit Thordon COMPAC

CCG icebreakers retrofit Thordon COMPAC

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

COAST GUARD SOLVES VIBRATION PROBLEM WITH THORDON PROPELLER SHAFT BEARING SYSTEM The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has again selected Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system for two icebreakers, one of which has recently... Read More

Thordon gives new towboat a longer life

Thordon gives new towboat a longer life

Monday, April 30, 2018

THORDON GIVES NEW CLASS OF TOWBOAT GREATER LIFE EXPECTANCY Thordon Bearings, of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, has received an order to supply four comprehensive shipsets of stern gear for a new class of towboat. The four boats are being built by US... Read More

Thordon Bearings joins IWSA

Thordon Bearings joins IWSA

Monday, April 23, 2018

THORDON JOINS GROWING IWSA MEMBERSHIP BASE Thordon Bearings has joined a growing number of organisations to have signed up as a full associate member of the International Windship Association (IWSA), the organisation established to facilitate and promote... Read More

Thordon's SeaThigor wins innovation award

Thordon's SeaThigor wins innovation award

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

THORDON’S REVOLUTIONARY SEATHIGOR SHAFT SEAL WINS INNOVATION AWARD Thordon Bearings’ revolutionary shaft seal SeaThigor took home the Marine Propulsion Innovation Award last night following the Riviera Maritime Media-organised awards and gala... Read More

Going green can save the greenbacks

Going green can save the greenbacks

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

GOING GREEN CAN SAVE THE GREEN Thordon Bearings will present a paper at a major conference in Copenhagen, next week, where the polymer bearings specialist will emphasise how the adoption of green technologies can slash ship operation costs. As part of a... Read More

Thordon celebrates 20-years of cruising with COMPAC

Thordon celebrates 20-years of cruising with COMPAC

Monday, March 5, 2018

THORDON CELEBRATES 20-YEARS OF CRUISING WITH COMPAC Thordon Bearings will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its first ever water-lubricated shaft installations on cruiseships during the Seatrade Cruise Global event, which takes place this week in Ft.... Read More

Log-In Polaris adds strength to COMPAC in box ship sector

Log-In Polaris adds strength to COMPAC in box ship sector

Monday, February 26, 2018

LOG-IN POLARIS GIVES STRENGTH TO COMPAC POSITION IN CONTAINERSHIP SEGMENT The containership segment’s commitment to ocean sustainability has been underscored with another order for Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft... Read More

EALs under the spotlight as more sterntube bearings fail

EALs under the spotlight as more sterntube bearings fail

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BIODEGRADABLE EALS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT AS MORE STERNTUBE BEARINGS FAIL Thordon Bearings has welcomed an industry initiative to evaluate the effect of biodegradable lubricants on sterntube bearings following a reported marked increase in sealed oil... Read More

A vote for COMPAC is a vote for sustainable shipping

A vote for COMPAC is a vote for sustainable shipping

Monday, January 22, 2018

A VOTE FOR COMPAC IS A VOTE FOR SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, COMPAC, has been nominated for the 2018 Green4Sea Technical Award. In response  to the nomination, Craig Carter, Thordon... Read More

No return to oil for STQ

No return to oil for STQ

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

NO RETURN TO OIL FOR STQ FERRIES It is more than twenty years since Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) retrofitted Thordon Bearings’ water lubricated propeller shaft bearings to the double-ended ferries Armand-Imbeau and... Read More

OTI opts for Thordon's largest TG100 shaft seal

OTI opts for Thordon's largest TG100 shaft seal

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

OFFSHORE TOWING OPTS FOR THORDON SHAFT SEAL AFTER COMPETITOR RECOMMENDATION Offshore Towing Inc (OTI) has successfully completed the extensive refurbishment of its 1974-built 9000hp-class tug Zion Falgout at the Conrad Deepwater shipyard, in Morgan City,... Read More

Thordon's GSS division expands to meet growing demand

Thordon's GSS division expands to meet growing demand

Monday, September 11, 2017

THORDON’S GSS DIVISION EXPANDS TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SAFE BEARING SOLUTIONS Thordon Bearings has expanded its Global Service and Support (GSS) division to meet market demand for installation and maintenance support of its entire... Read More

Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion

Thordon and IMarEST call for full acceptance of water lubricated propulsion

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

THORDON AND IMAREST CALL FOR FULL ACCEPTANCE OF WATER LUBRICATED PROPULSION SYSTEMS Shipping industry leaders attending London International Shipping Week (LISW) next week will be able to hear the case for water lubricated propeller shafts during an... Read More

Tropical boxships opt for Thordon COMPAC package

Tropical boxships opt for Thordon COMPAC package

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

TROPICAL SHIPPING NEWBUILDS OPT FOR THORDON SEAWATER LUBRICATED PROPELLER SHAFT PACKAGE  Thordon Bearings’ Jacksonville-based distributor Coppedge Marine has secured an order with Tropical Shipping for the award-winning COMPAC seawater... Read More

Thordon's Sam to cycle 877km for charity

Thordon's Sam to cycle 877km for charity

Monday, May 15, 2017

GOING TO CALIFORNIA: THORDON MAN PREPARES FOR 877km CHARITY CYCLE Sam Williams, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Eastern Asia, will join 3000 cyclists this June in an 877km bike ride across California to raise funds for the San Francisco AIDS... Read More

Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World team up to convert ships to seawater

Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World team up to convert ships to seawater

Thursday, May 4, 2017

THORDON BEARINGS AND DRYDOCKS WORLD TEAM UP TO CONVERT SHIPS TO SEAWATER LUBRICATED SHAFT LINES Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World-Dubai (DDW-D) have today signed a milestone agreement under which the UAE-based shipyard will work together with Thordon... Read More

Government of Canada support for Thordon Bearings with seal award

Government of Canada support for Thordon Bearings with seal award

Monday, May 1, 2017

GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR THORDON BEARINGS WITH “BUILD IN CANADA” AWARD  The Government of Canada has signed a procurement agreement with Thordon Bearings for the supply, installation and commissioning of two SeaThigor shaft seals for... Read More

Korora provides first fast cat reference for Thordon

Korora provides first fast cat reference for Thordon

Monday, April 24, 2017

FULLERS’ FAST CAT KORORA PROVIDES FIRST ALUMINIUM HULL REFERENCE FOR THORDON SEAL Fullers Group’s has provided a first reference for Thordon Bearings’ TG100 seal on an aluminum hulled fast ferry. The New Zealand ferry operator’s... Read More

Deck Machinery must be assessed for Polar compatibility

Deck Machinery must be assessed for Polar compatibility

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DECK MACHINERY MUST BE ASSESSED FOR POLAR COMPATIBILITY, ADVISES THORDON BEARINGS With the Polar Code now in force, Thordon Bearings has urged shipowners and managers to verify that their vessels’ deck machinery and systems can operate safely in the... Read More

SeaThigor seal nominated for environmental award

SeaThigor seal nominated for environmental award

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THORDON’S SEATHIGOR FOR MARITIME ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD SeaThigor, the forward propeller shaft seal Thordon Bearings introduced to the market last year, has been nominated in the technology category of the Green4Sea awards, which will take place in... Read More

Composite cutterhead shaft bearings withstand the test of time

Composite cutterhead shaft bearings withstand the test of time

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

COMPOSITE CUTTERHEAD SHAFT BEARING AS GOOD AS NEW AFTER TEN YEARS OF DREDGING After ten years and more than 100,000 operating hours dredging up silt, sand, rocks and stones in some of the toughest marine environments imaginable, the Thordon Composite... Read More

Thordon advises WOC members on the need to resolve the operational oil issue

Thordon advises WOC members on the need to resolve the operational oil issue

Monday, December 5, 2016

THORDON ADVISES WORLD OCEAN COUNCIL MEMBERS ON THE NEED TO RESOLVE THE OPERATIONAL OIL ISSUE  The representatives of international organisations, government agencies, industry and academia attending the World Ocean Council’s fourth Sustainable... Read More

Thordon's RiverTough bearings and TG100 seals showcased at International Workboat

Thordon's RiverTough bearings and TG100 seals showcased at International Workboat

Monday, November 28, 2016

TOUGH BEARINGS AND SEALS FOR RIVER WORK TO BE SHOWCASED AT INTERNATIONAL WORKBOAT SHOW  Thordon Bearings will present its environmentally safe and long-life RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals, which were developed specially for... Read More

Sandy Thomson receives SNAME Fellowship

Sandy Thomson receives SNAME Fellowship

Friday, November 4, 2016

SANDY THOMSON RECEIVES A SNAME FELLOWSHIP At the opening session of the 2016 SNAME Maritime Convention in Bellevue, Washington, U.S.A., George A. (Sandy) Thomson has been elected a Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).... Read More

RiverTough conversion sees Impala operations unaffected by El Nino river levels

RiverTough conversion sees Impala operations unaffected by El Nino river levels

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

RIVERTOUGH CONVERSION SEES IMPALA OPERATIONS UNAFFECTED BY EL NIÑO RIVER LEVELS Thordon Bearings has successfully completed the oil to water-lubricated tailshaft bearing conversions of the first four of 15 Impala Terminals Colombia-operated tug/tow... Read More

Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordonís Maintenance-Free TG100

Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordonís Maintenance-Free TG100

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hornblower Flagship Replaces Seals With Thordon’s Maintenance-Free TG100 Thordon Bearings’ US West Coast Distributor, Pacific Marine Equipment has successfully completed the installation of a pair of TG100 mechanical propeller shaft seals to... Read More

Ultra-clean Groupe Desgagnes newbuilds cleaner with COMPAC

Ultra-clean Groupe Desgagnes newbuilds cleaner with COMPAC

Thursday, September 8, 2016

ULTRA-CLEAN GROUPE DESGAGNÉS NEWBUILDS ARE EVEN CLEANER WITH COMPAC Damia Desgagnés, a 15,100dwt asphalt/bitumen tanker launched in June from Turkey’s Besiktas shipyard, has been fitted with Thordon Bearings COMPAC seawater-lubricated... Read More

Thordon introduces Global Service and Support concept

Thordon introduces Global Service and Support concept

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

THORDON INTRODUCES GLOBAL SERVICE & SUPPORT CONCEPT Canada’s Thordon Bearings has introduced a global service and support (GSS) service to assist ship owners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance... Read More

Thordon's SeaThigor seal delivers new level of redundancy for COMPAC

Thordon's SeaThigor seal delivers new level of redundancy for COMPAC

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

THORDON’S SEATHIGOR SEAL DELIVERS NEW LEVEL OF REDUNDANCY FOR COMPAC Thordon Bearings has unveiled what is potentially the marine industry’s safest, most robust shaft seal as part of a programme of enhancements underway to optimise its... Read More

Pods versus water-lubricated props: Greater comparative studies required

Pods versus water-lubricated props: Greater comparative studies required

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

PODS VERSUS WATER LUBRICATED PROPS: GREATER COMPARATIVE STUDIES REQUIRED   Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion... Read More

Thordon to showcase range of environmentally safe polymer bearings at Posidonia

Thordon to showcase range of environmentally safe polymer bearings at Posidonia

Thursday, June 2, 2016

THORDON BEARINGS 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... Read More

Thordon sums it up

Thordon sums it up

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Thordon 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.... Read More

Thordon's COMPAC nominated for major engineering award

Thordon's COMPAC nominated for major engineering award

Monday, March 7, 2016

Thordon Bearing’s revolutionary 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,... Read More

Revelin revels in dirty water with Thordonís COMPAC solution keeping it clean

Revelin revels in dirty water with Thordonís COMPAC solution keeping it clean

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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... Read More

New class rules sound death knell for oil-lubricated propeller shafts

New class rules sound death knell for oil-lubricated propeller shafts

Friday, January 22, 2016

New class rules sound death knell for oil-lubricated propeller shafts Thordon Bearings has welcomed the introduction of a new classification society notation this week allowing extended inspection periods for propeller shafts using seawater-lubricated... Read More

No wear for RiverTough after more than 20000h in Alaskan waters

No wear for RiverTough after more than 20000h in Alaskan waters

Monday, January 18, 2016

NO WEAR FOR RIVERTOUGH AFTER MORE THAN 20,000 HOURS IN ABRASIVE ALASKAN WATERS. After nine years of operation in the harsh, abrasive waters of Alaska’s Yukon River, aboard Inland Barge Service’s push boat Ramona, Thordon Bearings’... Read More