Hendy Power supports commercial marine operators in UK Seafood Grant applications

Hendy Power is looking to support commercial fishing vessel operators looking to modernise their fleet with a government grant.

Mark Dean from Hendy Power said the latest round of funding in the UK Seafood Fund sees grants available to all commercial fishing vessels and is a key milestone in the move to modernise the UK’s fleet, replacing older diesel engines with newer, more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions.

“In the past these grants have only been available to smaller vessels below 10m but now everyone is eligible, and our team of experts is on hand to help operators with the application process,” said Mark.

“The funding window is open until the middle of December and operators can apply for grant for complete propulsion systems and an upgrade to hybrid or diesel marine engines.”

Larger amounts are available for those looking to upgrade to hybrid system with up to £160,000 or 90 per cent of the costs of a hybrid covered by these grants. For those looking for a diesel upgrade the grants cover 50 per cent of the cost up to a maximum of £80,000.

Mark said that Hendy Group handles a range of manufacturer marine engines including those from FPT Industrial and Baudouin which suit this modernisation project including those meeting IMO Tier III regulations and hybrid drive solutions and engines with maximum operating powers up to 1215kW/1650hp.

“We know that grant applications can be time consuming for operators so we’ve launched this support service to help those looking to modernise their fleets and this latest round of funding is the perfect opportunity to complete modernisation with generous grants,” said Mark. “The grants are available for complete driveline systems and we can help with the propulsion element of these applications.”

Commercial fishing operators looking to apply for the grant can contact Hendy Power on power.sales@hendy-group.com or find out more online.

About Hendy Power
Hendy Power is the award-winning industrial and marine engine division of the Hendy Group, offering an extensive range of services, including new engine supply, 24-hour engine breakdown callouts, outstanding aftermarket service support, and OEM parts.

Founded in 1968 and part of the wider Hendy Group, the Power division has the same family values and dedication to delivering the excellent service the group strives to offer. Hendy Power has supplied over 120,000 engines and is proud to hold industrial and marine distributorships with FPT Industrial and Ford Component Sales, Moteurs Baudouin, and Lister Petter. Hendy Power is also a dealer for Kohler engines.

Along with the supply of industry-leading engine technology, Hendy Power also supplies engine parts, major assemblies, and original equipment components to industrial, marine, and specialist vehicle applications. Hendy Power also works closely with its manufacturers to bring products to market that meet UK and Ireland regulations, such as the IMO Tier III emissions regulation.

Hendy Power is the FPT Industrial authorised distributor for the UK and Ireland for sales, services and parts for on-road, off-road, power generation, and marine applications.

Certified to ISO 9001, Hendy Power offers full workshop facilities and a wide range of service parts for same-day dispatch. Our expert engineers use state-of-the-art equipment and support clients around the globe by carrying out emergency repairs, routine maintenance, and aftermarket support across our marine, industrial and off-road markets, guaranteeing that our service support will always go above and beyond.

Hendy Power is a member of the British Marine Federation and The Workboat Association.