Baudouin donates engines to technical college
By Jack Burke22 March 2021
Distributor Motor Services Hugo Stamp helped with project
Engine manufacturer Baudouin, through its master distributor Motor Services Hugo Stamp (MSHS Group), has donated four engines to the Marine Diesel Engine Technical Program at Louisiana’s Fletcher Technical Community College.
The four 6M26.3 Baudouin engines donated to the school will enable Fletcher students to gain needed skills by working on the same engines currently in use by four nearby Louisiana shipyards engaged in building vessels, the companies said.
“Operations of this size incorporate a sizable workforce of highly skilled and paid trade jobs,” MSHS Group Territory Manager Dual Yelverton said. “The value to students of being able to work on these engines is much more than just nominal. These engines will enable them to expand their knowledge of innovators in the industry in terms of electronic engine components, hybrid systems and alternative fuels.”
The companies said the Baudouin brand is becoming increasingly popular in the United States because of its efficiency and emissions compliance. MSHS Group and Baudouin regularly work closely with customers, manufacturers, shipyards and naval architects in Louisiana. To supply the demand for Baudouin products, MSHS Group is expanding its dealer networks in specific regions to provide local companies with entrance into new and repowering applications.
Based in southern France, Baudouin has been an original equipment manufacturer of marine engines for over 100 years. With the goal of expanding its product offerings and building its brand in the U.S. market, Baudouin plans to make its involvement with marine diesel engine trade schools a central component of its community outreach.
“As an engine manufacturer, our investment in STEM projects is a key aspect of our strategy,” Baudouin’s Americas Sales Director Mehdi Kebaili said. “Baudouin is thrilled to be participating in this exciting initiative to shape the next generation of maritime engineers.’’
Baudouin is currently offering 16L and 32L displacement engines at 450-815 hp and 1100-1650 hp respectively, as well as onboard generating sets up to 1MW.
Founded in 1983 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, MSHS Group delivers a full range of engine services including diesel engine repair and maintenance; turbocharger sales and service; auxiliary equipment sales and service; yacht services including electrical, repower, and waterjet services; and propulsion and power including high-speed engines and waterjet through facilities in Florida, Louisiana, Washington State and Brazil