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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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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

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