“With a long working history with Laborde Products, it was an easy decision to partner with them for our two major repower projects on the Louise S and CJ Queenan,” said Capt. Michael Pilgrim, director of maintenance at Campbell Transportation Company. “We replaced the vessels’ previous engines with more efficient Tier 3, S16R Mitsubishi engines. Since the Louise S has returned to service, the numbers indicate significant fuel savings and noticeable performance improvement. We are extremely pleased with the results we are currently seeing.”
The mv. Louise S was previously powered by three EMD 12-645 engines.
The new Tier 3 Mitsubishi S16R-Y3 engines, provided by Laborde Products, each generate 1,675 hp., bringing the total vessel power to 5,025 hp. and significantly enhancing the boat’s capability and efficiency, Laborde Products said.
“We are honored to have partnered with Campbell Transportation on this repower project,” said Trace Laborde, vice president of sales at Laborde Products. “Our focus is always on delivering optimal performance and reliability to our customers, and we believe that the Mitsubishi S16R-Y3 engines will provide exactly that for the mv. Louise S.”
Kyle Buese, president of Campbell Transportation Company, expressed his gratitude and satisfaction with the project outcome.
“Thanks to Laborde, the crew of the Louise and the Campbell team for doing an amazing job with this project,” Buese said. “The boat is an excellent reflection of our company and its namesake.”
The repowering project is part of Campbell’s ongoing efforts to modernize its fleet and enhance operational efficiency.
Caption for photo: Laborde Products recently repowered Campbell Transportation Company’s triple-screw mv. Louise S with Tier 3 Mitsubishi S16R engines. (Photo courtesy of Laborde Products)