CCG awards seawater-lubricated bearings contract to Thordon Bearings

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Thordon Bearings has secured a contract to provide seawater-lubricated bearings for the first two modified versions of Canada’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). These new vessels are being constructed for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. The vessels will feature Thordon’s seawater-lubricated bearings, with the first ship scheduled for delivery in 2027. Thordon’s components have already been successfully used in three Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) AOPS vessels. Thordon’s involvement aligns with efforts to ensure environmentally friendly and efficient propulsion for these vessels, in line with Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.

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