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Laborde Distributes Mitsubishi To Ro Ro

Engines will repower cargo carriers in Bahamas

Posted on February 8, 2013

Laborde Products has put a second pair of Mitsubishi engines in service in Nassau, Bahamas, for the Ro Ro Co., which carries cargo throughout the Bahamas and Caribbean. Laborde is the largest Mitsubishi Marine distributor in North America.

The first repowered boat was the 50 m KCT, which has a pair of 463 kW Mitsubishi S6R-Y2MPTK engines, rated at 1600 r/min, installed.  The second vessel, the 58 m Vi-Nais, has a pair of 681 kW S6R2-MPTK2 engines, rated at 1400 r/min, installed.

Ro Ro Co. said it chose these engines to repower its cargo carriers because Mitsubishi engines are simple, reliable and mechanical, and also provide better fuel consumption than the older engines it had been operating. 

Mitsubishi's heavy-duty marine propulsion engines are fully mechanical and EPA Tier 3 compliant without the use of complex electronics or any aftertreatment, and typically offer larger displacement and more mass than other engines, the company said.