Offshore windfarm supported by amphibious vessel powered by twin 300hp OXE Diesel outboards.
Proteum is supplying twin 300hp OXE Diesel outboards to Commercial RIB Charter (CRC) for a fully amphibious vessel for support in offshore windfarm operations designed by Chartwell Marine and being built by Diverse Marine.
OXE 300hp Diesel outboards were chosen for their robust design and ability for the operator to shift quickly from forward to astern without damaging the commercially rated gearbox. They also provide increased range and market leading fuel economy.
The vessel’s innovative design includes hydraulically operated wheels to make her fully amphibious and capable of operating in extremely shallow waters. She will service turbines at RWE’s Scroby Sands Windfarm on the East Coast of England and is due for delivery in late August.
OXE is the world’s first high performance diesel outboard built for commercial users and is making significant market penetration worldwide due to the rugged, robust and reliable design. They are available in 150hp, 175hp, 200hp and 300hp options.
Proteum is a UK based Marine Engineering Business with offices in Southampton. They provide a marine diesel engine supply and support service to a worldwide customer base. Proteum are UK & Ireland distributors and dealers for Moteurs Baudouin, OXE Diesel, BUKH, ZF Gearboxes, Alamarin-Jet, Masson and more. Proteum has built a strong reputation for high quality marine engineering services, including support, delivered to the commercial and leisure marine industry. It is part of SC Group. www.proteum.co.uk