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. In service data shows OXE’s higher acquisition cost can be recovered in less than 1500 hours or 12 months operation depending on the user profile, 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

 

 

4,000km round trip with OXE Diesel Outboards

AluVenture, the Norwegian producers of aluminium boats, have recently celebrated their success in completing a 4,000 km round trip in their new 11000XE model boat from their base in Oslo to Seawork in Southampton, London, Scotland and then back to Oslo.

The journey was the perfect opportunity for AluVenture to prove the quality of their new boat and the reliability and durability of the two OXE Diesel Outboards powering the vessel.

The OXE Diesel outboard engines demonstrate their capabilities with a 4,000km round trip on the AluVenture from Oslo to Seawork in Southampton, London, Scotland and back. Buy OXE Diesel engines from UK distributor Proteum.

The 11000 XE is AluVenture’s largest model to date. It is 11m long and 2.8m wide. Due to the high torque of the OXE Diesel Outboards this model can reach top speeds of 45 knots.

The boat began its voyage in Oslo and headed straight down the West Coast of Sweden to Angelholm. From there, the boat travelled to Germany and through the 99km long Kiel Channel which connects the Baltic and the North Sea. Within the channel there was a maximum speed of just 8 knots, making the journey through the channel a long 7 hours. The next leg of the journey was to Amsterdam and then onto Dover, finally ending up in Southampton for Seawork 2018 where it was able to demonstrate its operational capabilities to potential consumers.

The crew decided to take a different route home via the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament before travelling up to Peterhead in Scotland, stopping at Lowestoft, North Shields and Lindisfarne. The final stretch of the journey was 303 nautical miles back to Norway across the North Sea.

The Aluventure 11000XE on the River Thames outside the House of Parliament which is powered by two OXE Diesel outboard engines. It completed a 4,000km round trip from Oslo to Seawork in Southampton, London, Scotland and back.
The Aluventure 11000XE in London

The trip took a total of 10 days.  The longest run was from Peterhead in Scotland to Mandal in Norway which took 13 hours.  The first 11hrs were at 27kn in good conditions. The last two were at 14kn in bad conditions. In total the boat used approximately 4,900ltrs of diesel, including day trips during Seawork demonstrating the significant fuel economy of the OXE engines.

The AluVenture 11000XE is now departing on another voyage around Norway leaving from Halden and finishing in Kirkens to display this innovative vessel and the OXE Diesel outboard across Norway.

OXE Diesel Outboards are extremely well suited to commercial users. They offer the potential for extended journeys, fuel efficiency, low maintenance costs and improved acceleration.

Proteum is the official distributor for the UK and Ireland. To enquire about the OXE for your vessel, please contact Proteum today!

Proteum announces availability of production OXE Diesel at Aquaculture UK and Skipper Expo International

UK & Ireland distributor Proteum is announcing at the consecutive Aquaculture UK and Skipper Expo International shows the availability of production OXE Diesel engines in stock to meet customer demand. OXE is the first diesel outboard in the 150-300hp class to be fully approved for commercial use.

Since the first pre-production OXE Diesel units entered service in 2016 following trials with launch customer, Marine Harvest, the engine design has been enhanced based on customer feedback from operators in applications including commercial fishing, ferry, cruise ship launch craft and border protection.

Inverness based Caley Marina has become a service partner to Southampton based Proteum to support OXE into service in Scotland and is currently operating an OXE powered workboat on Loch Ness for product familiarisation and training.

Caley Marine Director, Jamie Hogan said, “As the first high power diesel outboard, OXE is an exciting new product for Caley’s customers in Scotland’s aquaculture and fishing community”.

OXE Diesel offers commercial marine operators the range and performance they require and the benefits of diesel’s lower maintenance, longer service life, lower fuel consumption and lower volatility for safe storage on board and on land.

Proteum, which provides marine engineering and support services, is also UK & Ireland distributor for Moteurs Baudouin and is showcasing the latest addition to Baudouin’s range of mechanical inboard engines, the 600-750 hp M33.2 available in six and twelve cylinder versions. Proteum is also displaying the 130hp four cylinder W 105M, which is proven in service as a generator, propulsion and auxiliary engine in fishing, small ferry, workboat and other commercial marine applications.

This year Baudouin is celebrating a 100 year heritage as a dedicated marine engine designer and stated its commitment to future development and production of mechanical engines to meet the needs of fishing skippers and customers operating in remote regions.

Proteum is also highlighting the availability of Baudouin engines which are built to an annual forecast, as opposed to an individual order, enabling distributors to maintain stock and deliver a new engine within tight schedules.

Visit Proteum on Stand 43 at Aquaculture UK, Aviemore, 23-24 May and on Stand 135 at Skipper Expo International, Aberdeen, 25-26 May.

BUKH announces the asset takeover of Marinediesel AB VGT engine series

Today, BUKH A/S has announced the acquisition of Sweden based Marinediesel AB´s production of VGT marine engines, taking over the production and development of the powerful GM based V8 Diesel. In the future, production, sales and support will take place from BUKH´s Danish factory, ensuring that the engines meet the high quality standards that have been the trademark of Danish-built BUKH engines since 1899.

Representing another milestone in our company’s growth plan, this acquisition strengthens BUKH´s position, expertise and competitiveness in the marine segments where BUKH has been represented for more than 110 years. BUKH has taken over all assets of Marinediesel AB relating to the VGT marine engines, and from today all the marine activities from Marinediesel AB will be executed by BUKH.

Proteum is the UK distributor for BUKH and has many years experience working with the Marinediesel VGT range.

For all UK enquiries for spare parts, engines and technical support please contact Proteum on 02380 457 656 or info@proteum.co.uk

**SPECIAL OFFER** Baudouin offer 24 month warranty

We are delighted to announce that Moteurs Baudouin are currently offering an extended 24 month warranty on all Baudouin propulsion, auxiliary and generators.  This replaces the standard 12 month warranty.

This applies to all Baudouin propulsion, auxiliary and generators purchased between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 from Proteum UK.

Please contact the Proteum team today to place your order

Proteum are UK & Eire Distributors for Moteurs Baudouin.  This warranty will only apply to engines that conform to Baudouin’s engine service & maintenance plans for each engine.  Terms and conditions apply.  Proteum are part of SC Group

Production OXE Diesel Outboard Motor makes DSEi debut

The full production OXE Diesel 200hp high performance outboard diesel engine makes its defence show debut at DSEi demonstrated by UK & Ireland distributor, Proteum Ltd.  The OXE Diesel outboard engine will be powering a JBT Marine 7.8m Ballistic Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).  This will showcase the OXE’s horsepower, range and extreme environment performance for military and security operations.

Since Proteum launched OXE Diesel into the defence market as a pre-production unit, OXE has entered service worldwide in a variety of applications.  Production is accelerating to meet growing demand.  Future power options from 100hp to 400hp are planned by OXE manufacturer, CIMCO Marine.

OXE runs on NATO F75/76 fuels and all other standard EN 590 diesel fuels.  As NATO’s single fuel policy continues to drive the transition away from petrol to diesel, the OXE Diesel provides military operators with a viable diesel outboard.

“OXE is fast establishing itself as the credible production diesel outboard of this horsepower available to military and security operators”, said Jeremy Paul, General Manager of Proteum.  Proteum provide sales, support, spares, maintenance and training for marine products.  They are an SC Group company.

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