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Converting Ships to Seawater Lubricated Shaft Lines

Re-posted on behalf of Thordon Bearings.  Gallagher Fluid Seals is a longtime distributor of Thordon Bearings in New England and eastern NY.


Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World Team Up To Convert Ships To Seawater Lubricated Shaft Lines

05/04/2017

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 Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon’s COMPAC open seawater lubricated bearing system.

Thordon and DDW-D

The agreement will create an action plan in which a specialist team, comprised of Drydocks World-Dubai and Thordon Bearings’ personnel, offer support to ship managers and owners looking to ensure their vessels are fully compliant with environmental legislation prohibiting the discharge of oil from the oil-to-sea interface of ships’ propeller shafts. Shipowners could face substantial financial penalties if their vessels are found to be non-compliant.

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