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Laborde Products Completes Repowering of Canal Barge Company’s M/V Ned Merrick with Mitsubishi S16R Engines

Laborde Products, a leader in marine engine solutions, proudly announces the completion of a repower project for the M/V Ned Merrick, owned by Canal Barge Company. The project featured the replacement of the vessel's previous engines with two Tier 3 S16R engines from Mitsubishi, each delivering 1675HP at 1600RPM.

The M/V Ned Merrick, which was previously powered by two EMD 567 engines, is a key vessel in the Canal Barge Company fleet. The switch to Mitsubishi's S16R engines showcases Canal Barge Company's commitment to embracing reliable propulsion systems for improved operational efficiency and reliability.

David Lane, Senior VP with Canal Barge Company, expressed his delight with the repower, noting that the new engines enhance both the performance and the efficiency of the vessel.

"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 Lane. “Repowers are an important piece of our Fleet of the Future planning and we are thankful for our partnership with Laborde.”

Trace Laborde, Vice President of Sales at Laborde Products, echoed that sentiment in reflecting on the success of the project.

"This repower is a testament to our dedication to offering some of the best marine engines in the industry,” said Laborde. “Working with Canal Barge Company to upgrade the M/V Ned Merrick has been a rewarding experience, and it underscores our commitment to supporting our clients with top-tier solutions.”

This upgrade with Mitsubishi's S16R engines demonstrates Laborde Products' expertise in delivering high-quality marine engine solutions. The M/V Ned Merrick is now poised to operate more efficiently and reliably, further enhancing the services provided by Canal Barge Company.

About Laborde Products
Laborde Products specializes in commercial marine engines, generators, and related services. With a focus on quality, innovation, and customer service, Laborde offers a wide range of solutions to meet the diverse needs of the marine sector.

About Canal Barge Company
Canal Barge Company, known for its robust fleet and exceptional service, is a leader in the maritime industry. Emphasizing customer satisfaction and operational excellence, Canal Barge Company continues to set standards in marine transportation.