Proteum keeps customers operating during Covid-19


Another successful Moteurs Baudouin commissioned engine, during these unprecedented times

27th May 2020, Proteum, Hamble, Southampton, UK Marine Specialists completed the commissioning and sea trials of the 8M26.2 engine from Moteurs Baudouin, for Welsh Seafoods Ltd.

This is the second Moteurs Baudouin engine to be commissioned on one of their Brixham Fleet, within the last year. Sean Ryan, Director, Welsh Seafoods Ltd said: “Upon fitting our first Baudouin engine to our trawler we are really happy with the reliability and performance of the engine. The service provided by Protuem has been outstanding, from the initial commissioning of the engine to the on-going after service care.

We have received a high standard of help and advice from the team of professionals, any uncertainty during the re-fit and at present has been rectified immediately by a telephone call with their engineer. In addition, ordering parts has been hassle-free followed by a prompt delivery.

We were so pleased with the overall service from Proteum we have fitted a second engine in our other trawler.”  The 8M26,2 engine replaces the caterpillar engine in “Stephanie”, which is the sister ship to, “Mercurius”, which Proteum replaced last year.

Welsh Seafords Ltd were keen to meet the IMO and EPA standards to achieve cleaner shipping by delivering a practical, affordable and fully compliant propulsion system. The Baudouin M26.3 range addresses these challenges Welsh Seafords Ltd initially feared.

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.

Due to the pressures and new working guidelines following Covid-19, Proteum has still secured orders, commissioned engines and completed sea trials; keeping their customers operational and ready to operate as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For more information about the Moteurs Baudouin range of propulsion and auxiliary engines, please speak to Neil Taylor at Proteum.  [email protected] and Tel: 02380 457 656.

Above: M177 Stephanie

Above: M277 Mercurius

Above: 8M26.2 Moteurs Baudouin Engine


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