Proteum signs another Seawork contract for OXE Diesel Outboard

UK & Ireland OXE distributor, Proteum, signed its second consecutive contract at Seawork yesterday for the OXE Diesel Outboard.  An OXE 200 was purchased by a Sussex based private individual to be fitted to a Gemini 780 rib for use on the West Coast of Scotland.

He commented, “The more we think about the decision to go for a diesel, especially for areas away from the South Coast, the more certain we are that we’ve made the right choice.  The OXE is a thoughtful design married with a convenient and safer fuel”.

Neil Taylor, Head of Sales for Proteum said, “This second sale highlights the confidence customers have in OXE as a reliable, safe and cost effective alternative to petrol and especially in remote regions”. 

The contract follows yesterday’s announcement by Proteum that Flugga Boats signed a contract at Seawork for nine OXE150 to operate on a Shetlands seafood farm.

OXE is the only high performance diesel outboard in service and over 200 are operated worldwide.  It is available in 125-200hp options, with 250hp and 300hp coming in 2020.

Proteum is exhibiting on Stand PO12.

Flugga Boats signs contract with Proteum for nine OXE Diesel Outboards at Seawork 2019

UK and Ireland OXE distributor, Proteum, signed this morning at Seawork a contract with Shetland based Flugga Boats for nine OXE 150hp diesel outboard engines.   They will power the four new 8.5m Flugga work boats due to enter service later this year with a seafood farm.

OXE Diesel is the only high power diesel outboard currently in service. The decision by Flugga to buy OXE has been driven by the desire to address the safety issues and logistic challenges associated with using petrol in remote areas, typical of the aquaculture industry.

Jack Barclay, Managing Director of Flugga Boats said, “Our seafood customer wanted to address the risks caused by transporting and storing petrol. OXE offered the obvious solution and its reliability has been proven in service”.

Proteum’s Andrew Tait, based in Aberdeen, said, “We’re delighted Flugga selected OXE Diesel for this contract. This will be Proteum’s second OXE customer in the fish farming sector, where it offers significant benefits”.

OXE is the only high performance diesel outboard in service worldwide and available in 125-200hp options with 250hp and 300hp coming in 2020.

Proteum at Seawork International 2019

Demo OXE Diesel at Seawork International

Visitors to Seawork can book their OXE Diesel demo at the Proteum stand PO12 or in advance here: Book a Demo. Proteum is running demos throughout the show, 11-13 June, powering a 7.8m Ballistic Rib. OXE is the only high performance diesel outboard in service worldwide and available in 125-200hp options with 250hp and 300hp coming in 2020.

Proteum shows OXE Diesel Kreta for Superyacht tenders at Seawork

Proteum is exhibiting the OXE Diesel Kreta for the first time at Seawork 2019. Kreta is the recently launched brand of the high performance diesel outboard aimed at the Superyacht tender market with the single fuel directive in mind. Kreta offers Superyacht users a safe, convenient and cost efficient alternative to petrol and is the only high performance outboard compliant with EPA Tier III, IMO Tier II emissions and safety standards.

`For Superyacht users volatile petrol is eliminated from tenders and they can use the same fuel as the mothership, while benefitting from diesel’s low cost of ownership and extended range of the tender boat. This reduces the frequency of refuelling, especially when petrol is not always readily available shore side`, said Neil Taylor, Head of Sales for Proteum, the UK & Ireland distributor for OXE.

OXE Diesel Kreta’s low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over 5 years can average £100,000 less than a petrol equivalent and for most users its higher purchase price is recoverable after 700-1000 hours.  Proteum has launched a new Finance package* for commercial customers only, which means the operator benefits immediately from OXE’s lower ownership costs.

The OXE Diesel Kreta range comes with 125, 150, 175 and 200hp options to meet different customer specifications. 250hp and 300hp options are currently in development and due to be in production by early 2020.

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

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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Proteum announces Demo Days for OXE 125-200hp portfolio

2 -3 April at Hamble

UK & Ireland distributor, Proteum, is hosting Demo Days on 2 and 3 April at Hamble Point Marina for potential commercial users of the newly extended OXE Diesel 125-200hp portfolio of high performance outboard engines. OXE is the world’s first high power diesel outboard and in service in applications including fishing, aquaculture, workboats, ferry, lifeboat and military operations.

There will be two sessions per day from 10.00-12.00 and 2.00-4.00 which include a short introduction to OXE Diesel followed by a half hour water demo on an OXE 200 powered JBT Rib. The Proteum team and the engineers who support the engines will be on hand to answer questions. There will be two water demos per session, each able to carry 4 people, so places are limited to 8 per session.

The sessions are free.  Click here to book

With over 200 units in service with high intensity users, OXE has proven its reliability and cost effectiveness.

Based on in service data, an operating scenario over 5 years shows OXE’s total cost of ownership to be, on average, £100,000 less than a petrol equivalent due to its fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs.  For most users, OXE’s higher purchase price is recoverable after 700-1000 hours and sooner for operators unable to reclaim VAT on petrol.  This is due to its fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs when compared to an equivalent petrol outboard.

This year Proteum will also be exhibiting the OXE Diesel at Skipper Expo Int Galway and Seawork.

Proteum announces OXE Diesel 125 and 175 ‘now available’ at Skipper Expo Int Galway 2019

Proteum, UK & Ireland distributor for OXE Diesel, is announcing at Skipper Expo Intl Galway 2019 that the new OXE 125 and 175 additions to the OXE Diesel product portfolio are now available in stock for fishing and commercial marine customers. The extended portfolio, launched in November by manufacturer, Cimco Marine, offers 125HP, 150HP, 175HP and 200HP options to meet a range of user specifications.

Proteum will be exhibiting the OXE Diesel, the world’s first high power diesel outboard, at the show. With over 200 units in service with high intensity users, OXE has proven its reliability and cost effectiveness in a wide range of applications. “Our in service data shows OXE’s higher acquisition cost is recoverable after only 1500 hours or 12 months operation when compared to an equivalent petrol outboard”, says Neil Taylor, Head of Sales at Proteum.

The OXE Diesel is a cost effective alternative to petrol in total cost of ownership, benefitting from lower fuel costs, higher working efficiency, lower maintenance and ease of sourcing compared to petrol. OXE 150 uses up to 40% less fuel than a modern 150HP 4-Stroke outboard giving it an extended range, significantly increasing operational time between refuelling. Diesel’s lower volatility also makes it a safer option than a petrol alternative.

The new OXE 125 suits heavy duty use by small fishing vessels and Oil & Gas marine field users. It also offers tax advantages in certain regions. OXE 175 offers an alternative to OXE 150 users who require either a high top speed or a heavy load carrying capability with high and low torque gear options.

OXE uses a unique belt driven propulsion system, which allows a hydraulic multi plate gearbox to be mounted. This enables the gearbox to handle significantly higher loads than a traditional outboard engine.

Proteum is exhibiting OXE Diesel on Stand 72 at Skipper Expo International Galway, 8-9 March 2019.

Pictured above: Fishing boat ‘Courage’ with OXE Diesel outboards

 

 

 

 

Mims Davies MP visits Hamble marine engineer Proteum

Mims Davies, MP for Eastleigh, visited Hamble based marine engineer Proteum on Friday 18 January, to learn more about the company and share insights on the challenges and opportunities presented by Brexit. The company is part of UK engineering services firm, SC Group, and serves a worldwide customer base.

Mims Davies was welcomed by Nick Ames, CEO of SC Group, Shaun Mitchell, Group Finance Director of SC Group, Jeremy Paul, General Manager of Proteum and Robert Talbot Rice, a Non-Executive Director, as well as the Proteum Team. In a tour of the facility she saw the wide range of commercial marine diesel engines, including the OXE Diesel, the world’s first high performance diesel outboard, for which Proteum acts as distributor and supports with high quality technical services.

Eastleigh MP, Mims Davies said:

“It was great to visit the Proteum UK team in Hamble on Friday & chat about their specialist local jobs, supporting STEM subjects & the need for more women engineers.

“We also had some really productive conversations about the issues, opportunities & challenges around Brexit. As I’ve said many times before, it’s always great to hear from local businesses about what matters to them locally and nationally, with the majority of Proteum’s Hamble workforce living locally.

“I’ve spoken to the Business Secretary since returning to Westminster to raise some of the areas discussed with the Proteum Team, and will continue to support them and other businesses as Eastleigh’s MP.”

Nick Ames, CEO of SC Group said,

“We were pleased that Mims Davies was able to meet with us at Proteum and hear her views and observations on the implications of Brexit on businesses such as ours. It was a valuable opportunity for us to brief her on the impact Brexit has had on Proteum’s business so far and our concerns for the future”.

Beta Marine enhances marine generator range with Baudouin engines supplied by Proteum

Beta Marine has enhanced its marine generator product range with the addition of Moteurs Baudouin engines to expand its offering to a global customer base.   Gloucester UK based Beta Marine, which has over 30 years’ experience producing and marketing marine diesel propulsion engines and generating sets, has selected Proteum as its engine supplier. Marine Services company Proteum, is the UK & Ireland distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and a range of other marine diesel engines.

Proteum received its first order from Beta Marine in July for eight Baudouin 4W105S OEM auxiliary engines which have been delivered to a key export customer for four new build vessels. Beta Marine is offering Baudouin powered marine generating sets in varying kVA that are heat exchanger cooled as standard with keel and radiator cooling available as an alternative.

“Baudouin’s engines are renowned for their reliability and low operational and through life costs and adding them to our marine generator range has already allowed us to meet a specific need from a customer. We have built a good relationship with Proteum who can support us both in terms of supply and with high quality technical services”, said Radus Lungu, Sales Manager, Beta Marine.

Chris Lambert, Business Development Manager, Proteum, said, “Being selected by Beta Marine is a significant endorsement for both Proteum and Baudouin engines. Beta Marine’s reputation and global network open up new market opportunities for Baudouin’s marine generator sets”.

Moteurs Baudouin has produced engines since 1918 serving the marine and industrial markets. Its products are distinguished by their genuine marine design, offering quality, adaptability and reliability. The production facility in Cassis, France, has Bureau Veritas ISO 9001 certification and their marine products have type approvals from most major marine classifications societies. They have developed advanced emissions technology and can offer IMO III and EPA IV compliance on some of their larger models.

OXE Diesel Outboards power new Thames workboat

Proteum has recently supplied three 150HP OXE Diesel outboard engines to power a new workboat for operations on the River Thames. The UK marine distributor has supplied the engines to Landing Craft UK (LCUK), safety and workboat specialists, who built the landing craft for GPSM DiveCo Ltd.

A diesel outboard was required on safety grounds as the landing craft will work alongside Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) jetties and also because the supply of petrol on the Thames is becoming increasingly limited. The OXE Diesel is the first approved high performance diesel outboard and was selected as the best in class.

Tony Kortens, MD of Landing Craft UK Ltd, said, “The OXE is faultless; the smoothness; power; and thrust of the engines are amazing. We can achieve speeds of 20 knots in a boat that weighs in excess of ten tonnes. The OXE’s excellent fuel economy shows with all three engines running to their maximum we have a fuel burn of 90 litres per hour which is phenomenal”.

Jeremy Paul, General Manager of Proteum, said, “Commercial operators have been wanting a high performance diesel outboard for a very long time to benefit from diesel’s lower maintenance and longer service life. OXE has solved this need, proved its reliability and is ready to go!”

In addition to workboats, the OXE diesel is suitable for coastal fishing, aquaculture, ferry operations, survey work, emergency services and other security and defence related operations.

Diesel has a higher working efficiency than petrol and OXE uses up to 40% less fuel than a modern 150HP 4-Stroke Outboard. The OXE also has an extended range, significantly increasing operational time between refuelling.

River Thames Landing Craft powered by 150HP OXE Diesel Outboard engines supplied by Proteum

 

 

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