Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada recently received orders for environmentally friendly Thor-Lube sealed stern tube bearing
systems for three LNG carrier newbuild
projects in Korea and Japan. Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd ordered systems for two ships, one for Shell International Gas Limited and the second for the Australian LNG Ship Operating
Co. (ALSOC). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan ordered the third system for a second Shell newbuild. All three vessels
are due to be delivered in 2004.