Marine students benefit from high-performance engine donations

Published: 27th May 2021

Published by City College

Our Marine engineering students and apprentices are set to benefit from working on some high-tech, high-performance boat engines kindly donated by local marine distributor Proteum. The Marine Skills Centre very kindly received three V8 diesel common rail engines from Proteum, a marine business based in Hamble Point Marina which provide marine diesel engines and support services globally.

The engines are high-performance engines, which means they are smaller and lighter but pack a lot of power and use more technology.  One of the engines was complete but missing some key components and two of the engines are in pieces to enable students and apprentices to work together in order to completely rebuild them.  Hands-on projects like this will enable them to further enhance their technical knowledge and skills and is transferable to a wide range of other engines.

Ben Allan, Service Manager at Proteum, said “I have always been keen to partner with City College, I did my three-year apprenticeship at the Marine Skills Centre several years ago and I really wanted to be able to give something back. I am now in a position to do this and it’s very rewarding to be actively supporting the future of the industry.”

Marine Skills Centre Manager, Matt Yarwood, added “We are extremely grateful for this very generous donation of engines from Proteum. Our students and apprentices are very excited to get started on piecing them back together and working with some different types of engines. It’s great to see local marine businesses investing in the next generation of engineers.”

Ben Allan (Proteum) handing over engines to Jamie Blanshard (Our marine engineering teacher)