Thordon Bearings has received another order from a Chinese shipyard which it says indicates more of the country’s shipbuilders are specifying water lubricated propeller shafting arrangements as standard.
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 extreme temperatures encountered in Arctic and Antarctic seas.
A newbuild tanker being built for Groupe Desgagnés has been fitted with Thordon Bearings COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing package to protect the environment during operations in the Great Lakes and Arctic regions.
Thordon Bearings has unveiled a new robust shaft seal as part of its programme of enhancements underway to optimise its COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.
Thordon Bearings has developed a new tool capable of calculating the amount of operational oil prevented from leaking into the ocean with the installation of a seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing.
Thordon Bearings of Canada cites a recent conversion from sealed oil lubricated bearings to open water lubricated bearings on the bulk carrier Peter R Cresswell to demonstrate a solution to oil leakage issues.
Thordon Bearings of Canada reports that the seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings fitted to the cruise ship Grand Princess have now achieved 13 years of pollution-free performance with no shaft withdrawals.
Environmental lobby groups are pressing the shipping industry, and its regulators, to move away from traditional oil-based lubricants which are causing significant harm to the global marine environment.
Mill Log Marine, of Burnaby, British Columbia, has been appointed as authorised distributor in British Columbia for Canadian manufacturer, Thordon Bearings, replacing W.L. Marine.
Canadian specialist in water-lubricated stern bearings, Thordon Bearings, has appointed George Morrison as area sales manager for Western Europe replacing Campbell Cunningham, who is retiring.
Carisbrooke Shipping’s latest newbuild, an 8,500dwt multi-purpose dry cargo vessel named ‘Vectis Eagle’, has been fitted with Compac seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings from Thordon Bearings of Canada.
Canadian ship owner, CSL, has removed oil from the stern tube and equipped nine of its new builds with Thordon seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings in a bid to comply with the ongoing strict IMO regulations to reduce air pollution.
Canadian grease and oil-free bearing solutions provider, Thordon Bearings Inc, has launched a new water lubricated mechanical face seal, TG100.
NAMJet’s advanced marine propulsion systems are now equipped with Thordon RiverTough and Thor-Plas-Blue to boost performance in harsh abrasive environments.
A growing range of sealing solutions are available which enable ship operators to meet the US Vessel General Permit conditions; the latest options are described by Wendy Laursen.
The 47,800GT cruise ship, ‘Viking Star’, is one of three Viking Ocean Cruises’ newbuilds to opt for Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings over oil lubricated ones.
Canada’s Thordon Bearings Inc is teaming up with Poland’s MSR Gryfia to help shipowners ensure their vessels are environmentally-friendly and meet existing and current global environmental legislation relating to oil discharge.
Thordon Bearings has questioned the viability of environmentally acceptable lubricants (EALs), claiming that seawater is the only cost-effective and environmentally safe lubricant.
Thordon Bearings is to supply its seawater-lubricated COMPAC propeller shaft bearing package for a new Fincantieri-built cruise ship designed to set new standards in environmental protection.
Thordon Bearings will supply its COMPAC propeller shaft bearing system to two Alaska Ferry newbuilds under construction at the Vigor Industrial shipyard in Ketchikan.
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