Marine products specialist, Proteum, has announced it has signed a UK & Ireland distributorship with the US engine manufacturer, Cummins, for its QSB engine range.
The new deal means Proteum can offer the combined sterndrive propulsion package pairing Cummins QSB with Konrad Marine’s 660 and 680 sterndrives, building on Proteum’s longstanding distributorship for Konrad Marine. The package offers the power, speed, and efficiency required for military patrol vessels and for commercial workboats.
Jeremy Paul, General Manager of Proteum, said, “This makes Proteum a one-stop-shop for the Cummins-Konrad package, which offers significant benefits to UK based customers. Cummins is a further `blue-chip` addition to our growing portfolio of engine and drive products and comes just a month after securing The Moteurs Baudoin distributorship”.
Proteum, which operates from sites in Poole and Hamble, has offers complete powertrain solutions, providing sales, commissioning, technical support, spares and servicing as well as service maintenance agreements and training.
Proteum collaborates with Cheetah Marine on first OXE Diesel demo boat for Seawork
Proteum, the UK & Ireland distributor for OXE Diesel, will have the first OXE Diesel demo boat available for trials at this year’s Seawork, a twin powered Cheetah Marine 10m catamaran. OXE, which is the first commercially available high horsepower diesel outboard engine, was launched at last year’s Seawork onto the UK market. The first unit entered service early this year with Marine Harvest Scotland following a successful 5 month trial at a Hebrides salmon farm. From August the first production units will be available for customer delivery from Proteum.
The 200HP OXE is the first diesel outboard to offer the range and performance required by the military and commercial marine sector to operate in extreme environments. As a diesel OXE offers low fuel consumption, low maintenance and longer service life, in addition to the logistic benefits of diesel being able to be safely stored above ground. This is a particular advantage in remote areas where petrol is expensive and difficult to access. Potential applications are seen as coastal fishing, aquaculture, ferry operations, survey work, emergency services, EEZ protection and other security related operations.