Marine engineering students from Falmouth Marine School are set to lead the way in industry-based skills, with major investment in new engines and systems funded by the European Regional Development Fund and a partnership with Mylor Yacht Harbour.
The funding means that students now have access to some of the most up to date equipment available on the market, supplied through Mylor Yacht Harbour, to include inboard and outboard engines, hydraulic systems, thrusters and generators from leading marine brands such as Vetus, Mercruiser and Yamaha.
Nathan Percival, Marine Team engineering manager at Mylor, said: “We’re really happy to be able to support Falmouth Marine School with these modern units. Being able to practice on up-to-date equipment ensures the students are better placed to work on similar engines when they start working in the industry.”
Once fully installed, the engines will form a replica of a full-size marine engine control room, where students can practice all areas of maintenance such as hydraulics, electrical, and cooling systems.