MAN to provide online service for Stena
Stena CEO Dan Sten Olsson (centre) and Stena Line technical director Bjarne Koitrand (right) at MAN's PrimeServ facility in Augsburg
MAN Diesel & Turbo is to employ its PrimeServ Online Service monitoring and diagnostics to two ro-pax ferries in the Stena Line fleet.
The Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich and are each powered by four MAN 48/60CR engines. Constant monitoring of four-stroke engine and turbocharger data will enable Stena to optimise inefficient operation modes and maintain the availability and reliability of the MAN hardware. The information can also be made available to PrimeServ specialists, who can provide further recommendation for maintenance and repairs.
Wayne Jones, chief sales officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: "We have a clear strategy regarding the development of our digitisation program where we already monitor over 200 installations worldwide. We can even keep track of the assets on our smartphones.”
Uwe Lauber, CEO, MAN Diesel & Turbo, added: “Digitisation goes way beyond the development of technologies. It is an approach and way of thinking that involves interdisciplinary networking, data analysis and interaction. More than ever before, we want to embed this mentality at all levels within MAN Diesel & Turbo.”
Since 2000, all MAN Diesel & Turbo engines have been delivered with integrated data interfaces, which can be upgraded to complete local systems for engine monitoring. In the second phase of the digital strategy the company will introduce its online service for two-stroke engines.
Dan Sten Olsson, CEO and owner of the Stena Sphere conglomerate, said: “Digitisation is the direct communication of the truth and opens up fast adjustments and improved performance by automation or improved human judgment.”
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