Canada’s Thordon Bearings has introduced a global service and support (GSS) service to assist shipowners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern tube alignment services of the full range of oil and grease-free Thordon propeller shaft, rudder and deck equipment products.

With a new global service network operating 24/7 in more than 100 countries, the company said its GSS network is intended to show shipyards and repairers the simplicity of installing or retrofitting Thordon Bearing products and systems, including the COMPAC water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, while providing operators with comprehensive support for all of the company’s applications.

Explaining the new GSS Service, Andy Edwards, commercial director, said: “As the market moves away from traditional oil- and grease-lubricated bearing systems, with operators increasingly opting for more cost-effective, environmentally-sustainable solutions, a comprehensive service network has to be in place to support our growing customer base. Our new GSS division provides that support.”