Laborde repowers pair of Canal Barge Co. towboats

(COVINGTON, La.) — Laborde Products recently completed repower projects on M/V Ned Merrick and M/V Integrity, two towboats operated by Canal Barge Co.

The Ned Merrick project featured the replacement of the vessel’s previous engines with two Tier 3 S16R engines from Mitsubishi, each delivering 1,675 hp at 1,600 rpm. The towboat, a key vessel in the company’s fleet, was previously powered by two EMD 567 engines.

“The installation of Mitsubishi S16R engines for M/V Ned Merrick modernizes the vessel’s mechanical equipment for both improved emissions and more efficient operations,” said David Lane, senior vice president at Canal Barge Co. “Repowers are an important piece of our ‘fleet of the future’ planning and we are thankful for our partnership with Laborde.”

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The Integrity project featured the replacement of twin KTA38 engines with Mitsubishi S12R Tier 3 engines. These new units, delivering 1,100 hp at 1,800 rpm, significantly enhance both the performance and efficiency of the vessel.

“We are thrilled about the enhanced efficiency and performance that the Mitsubishi S12R engines will provide,” said Trace Laborde, vice president of sales at Laborde Products. “This repower project showcases our unwavering commitment to equipping marine operators with the best solutions available in the market.”

“The increased power and simplicity has greatly benefited M/V Integrity in both its maneuverability and maintainability,” said Lane.

– Laborde Products

By Professional Mariner Staff