GSS expansion includes services for shipowners, shipbuilders and repair yards with the installation, commissioning, maintenance and shaft/stern tube alignment services for the full range of oil and grease-free Thordon propeller shaft, rudder and deck bearing products.

Thordon GSS Manager Carl Sykes said that there has been a rise in the number of shaft coating projects for newbuild tankers and bulkers under construction at Asian shipyards.

Andy Edwards, Thordon Bearings’ Commercial Director, said: “We have experienced unprecedented demand for our technologies over the past two to three years. But 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 this growing customer base.”