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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 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