Proteum shows Baudouin 12M26.3 with SCR first time at Seawork

Most compact and affordable IMO III compliant engine in power range

Proteum is displaying the IMO III compliant Advanced 12M26.3 engine from Moteurs Baudouin for the first time at Seawork International 2019. The heavy duty, four stroke electronic diesel is the most compact and competitively priced of equivalent IMO III EPA IV standard engines. This is due to its modular design and integrated Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, which gives operators greater flexibility in installing the engine to the boat.

The redesigned 12M26.3 with SCR provides a cleaner, quieter engine with superior fuel economy and no loss of power; it also offers low speed torque for better manoeuvrability and increased acceleration, while an up to 2% reduction in fuel consumption delivers an extended range of between 2800 and 4700 nm. The M26.3 with SCR electronic range is available in power settings from 331kW (450hp) to1214 kW (1650hp).

“In the M26.3 range Baudouin has addressed the challenges posed by the latest IMO and EPA standards to achieve cleaner shipping by delivering a practical, affordable and fully compliant propulsion system”, said Neil Taylor, Head of Sales for Proteum, the UK & Ireland distributor for Moteurs Baudouin.

The UN’s International Maritime Organisation’s Tier III of the IMO NOx regulations aims to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions (NOx) by approximately 70 per cent compared with Tier II.    On January 1 2016 IMO Tier III came into force impacting every new vessel over 500 gross tonnes and with engines more than 130kW.  These regulations apply to vessels in North America, the US Caribbean, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and all future NOx Emission Control Areas (ECAs).

Ship owners and ship managers placing orders for new build ships intending to trade in these areas, whose keels will be laid on or after 1 January 2021, will be required to ensure that compliant engines are supplied. This means Tier III engines or Tier II/III engines under Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI -Tier II/Tier III engines being capable of operating at Tier II status outside of NOx ECAs and Tier III status when the ship is operating within a NOx ECA.

For over a century Moteurs Baudouin has been a dedicated designer and manufacturer of marine engines for the commercial marine, fishing and shipping sectors. Baudouin engines are highly regarded by commercial operators as they are purpose designed for the marine industry and offer a wide power rating range combined with competitive fuel consumption. Baudouin also builds its engines to forecast, not to order, to ensure availability for customers.

Proteum is exhibiting Baudouin engines on Stand PO12 at Seawork International in Southampton, 11-13 June 2019.

Proteum demos OXE Diesel’s low Total Cost of Ownership

Finance package launched for commercial operators

UK & Ireland distributor, Proteum, has been demonstrating to commercial operators the low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the OXE Diesel outboard in comparison to petrol equivalents. Based on in service data, an operating scenario over 5 years shows OXE’s TCO to be, on average, £100,000 less than a petrol equivalent.

Proteum calculates that, for most users, OXE’s higher purchase price is recoverable after 700-1000 hours and sooner for operators unable to reclaim VAT on petrol. To ease the upfront costs Proteum has launched a Finance package* for commercial operators only. It has also added a TCO information tool on its website where users can calculate the cost profile for their operating scenarios.

Proteum recently held Demo Days at their facilities in Southampton running an OXE 200HP powered Rib. Iain Elliott of Portside Rib Charters, who attended a demo, commented, “The diesel runs very well, its quieter than I thought it would be. The pickup is very good.  The economy is a big thing for me …that was at least half the fuel I would burn on my 250HP Yamaha, so very interesting!”

An OXE 150HP uses up to 45% less fuel than a modern 150HP 4-Stroke outboard, while its extended range significantly increases operational time between refuelling. Diesel’s higher working efficiency, ease of sourcing and lower volatility also makes it safer and more cost effective for commercial operators than a petrol equivalent.

“The Finance package* allows the operator to benefit immediately from OXE’s fuel efficiency and lower ownership costs and alleviates the pain from the upfront costs,” said Neil Taylor, Head of Sales at Proteum.

Earlier this year manufacturer Cimco Marine extended the OXE range with 125, 150, 175 and 200HP options to meet different customer specifications. A 300HP option is currently in development and due to be in production by early 2020.

Proteum is exhibiting OXE on Stand 135 at Skipper Expo International Aberdeen, 17-18 May 2019 and at Stand PO12 at Seawork International in Southampton, 11-13 June 2019.

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