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Environmental Initiative Award given to Thordon Bearings


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Thordon Bearings COMPAC pollution free propeller shaft bearings have been honoured as a winner at the International Bulk Journal Awards with the Environment Protection Award. The Environmental Protection Award honours any company or organization that has made a notable contribution to advance any environmental aspect of bulk shipping.

The award was presented to Campbell Cunningham, Thordon’s Area Manager-Europe on November 23rd during the International Bulk Journal Awards held in Amsterdam, Netherlands at The Beurs van Berlage, former stock exchange building.

Commercial ship owners have completely eliminated oil from their propeller shaft bearing system by using seawater as the lubrication medium and non-metallic Thordon COMPAC bearings in place of oil and white metal bearings. Use of Thordon COMPAC seawater lubricated bearings eliminates the aft seal, as well as the storage, sampling and disposal of oil. The potential impact of oil leaking from the ships main propulsion system is zero.

Today, more and more commercial ship owners are seeing the proven performance and eliminating any oil pollution impact on the world’s seas and oceans. More than 1000 commercial ship owners are currently operating using seawater lubricated bearings from Thordon Bearings. This is the second recent Environmental Initiative Award picked up by Thordon. It was a winner at the Seatrade Insider Cruise Awards 2009 in the Environmental Initiative category in September 2009.

Thordon Bearings Inc. designs and manufactures a complete range of environmentally friendly propeller shaft, rudder, deck equipment and shaftline products for the global marine market. Recognized internationally for superior performance in marine applications, Thordon Bearings has a worldwide customer service network in over 100 countries.



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