Tag: <span>Thordon Bearings</span>

Thordon delivers self-lubricating bearing to ForSea Ferries
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Thordon delivers self-lubricating bearing to ForSea Ferries

Thordon Bearings is to retrofit its grease-free ThorPlas-Blue bearings to ForSea Ferries’ Tycho Brahe at its next scheduled drydocking. The decision follows the success of the bearing installation to the bow doors of Aurora, the first of two high-intensity battery-operated ferries converted by Sweden’s Oresund Drydocks (ODD) and delivered in 2016. It was the first...

X-Press Feeders moves to water lubricated propeller shaft system
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X-Press Feeders moves to water lubricated propeller shaft system

Two Super Eco 2700 containerships being built for Singapore-headquartered X-Press Feeders will be launched with complete water lubricated propeller shaft arrangements supplied by Thordon Bearings. The ships are being built by China’s Zhoushan Changhong Shipyard. CY Engineering, Thordon’s distributor in China, has now completed the installation and commissioning of the Thordon scope of supply aboard...

Canadian shipbuilder praises Thordon for contribution to vessel efficiency
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Canadian shipbuilder praises Thordon for contribution to vessel efficiency

Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has cited Thordon Bearings as one of a number of partners playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) are capable of environmentally sustainable operations. The first two in a series of six twin-screw vessels entrusted to Irving Shipbuilding, have been put...

Thordon grease-free bearing praised by European shipyards
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Thordon grease-free bearing praised by European shipyards

Thordon Bearings’ ThorPlas-Blue has established itself as the bearing of choice for deck equipment, with European shipyards and owners frequently specifying the grease-free bearing system as standard for vessels’ winches, fairleads, davits, capstans and windlasses. Sweden’s Falkvarv AB, Oresund Dry Docks, and the Oskarshamnsvarvet shipyard have been particularly strong proponents of the grease-free bearing, with...

Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system
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Chinese shipping companies favour water lubricated propulsion system

China Ocean Shipping Company (COSCO) has reported successful operation with Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft system, which has been installed on its two pure car/truck carriers since 2007. An increase in other Chinese shipping companies following suit indicates a move towards seawater over oil-based arrangements. COSCO now has the seawater lubricated propeller shaft system...

Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study
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Operational issues due to stern tube EALs brought to light in new DNV GL study

A recent publication by DNV GL that stated that a recent surge in propeller shaft bearing failures is related to the use of certain environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs) has been supported by Canadian supplier and manufacturer of water lubricated stern tube bearings, Thordon Bearings. In conclusion to the first phase of an ongoing investigation, DNV...

Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution
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Oil lubricated shaft seals contributing to ocean pollution

Oil lubricated shaft seals counterproductive to environmental legislation, says Thordon Bearings.  Thordon Bearings has found more than 100 references to “propeller shaft seal failure and oil leakage into the sea”, resulting in ocean pollution that is overlooked and needs to be addressed quickly. “Regular reports in the maritime technical press and indeed from hull repair...

Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits
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Canadian CG opts for SeaThigor seal for icebreaker retrofits

Thordon Bearings will provide the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) with six SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit to three purpose-built icebreakers. CCG will retrofit its 5,910 GRT CCGS Pierre Radisson and sisterships CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Des Groseilliers, with two SeaThigor forward seals during scheduled dry-dockings over the next year. SeaThigor is a seawater lubricated mechanical face...

Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package
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Navenor opts for Thordon water-lubricated bearings package

Brazil-based owner Navenor has opted for Thordon Bearings’ water-lubricated and grease-free bearing installations for its bulker following problems on two of its previous vessels with their original bearings and liners. The newbuild shallow draught bulker Comandante Paschoal in the Salinor/Navenor fleet has been supplied with a complete shaft and rudder bearing and seal package from...

Thordon urges shipowners to prepare for US VGP
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Thordon urges shipowners to prepare for US VGP

Thordon Bearings has advised shipowners with newbuilds under construction to make sure they have the necessary documentation in place permitting operations in US waters prior to December 18, 2018. The advice follows the announcement by the US Environmental Protection Agency that the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP), due to expire in December 2018, will now...

Thordon strengthens distribution network for cleaner seas
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Thordon strengthens distribution network 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) as the company anticipates the introduction of more stringent pollution rules for European waterways. New distributors of Thordon’s products across Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and Azerbaijan coincides with concerns that more should be...