FEBRUARY 28, 2017 — MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract with Stena Line to provide its online monitoring service to two ferries, the Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica.
Both are conventional passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route between the Hook of Holland and Harwich.Each is powered by four MAN 48/60CR engines.
Stena Line is one of the world’s largest ferry operators and and a major unit of Stena AB, which is a part of the Stena Sphere.The Stena Sphere consists of the three parent companies, wholly-owned by the Sten A Olsson family: Stena AB (publ), Stena Sessan AB and Stena Metall AB and their wholly or partly owned subsidiaries. Together they constitute one of Sweden’s largest family-owned corporate groups.
Dan Sten Olsson, CEO and owner of the Stena Sphere, and Bjarne Koitrand, Stena Line Technical Director, visited Augsburg, Germany to meet MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Dr Uwe Lauber, CEO, and Wayne Jones, Chief Sales Officer and agree the new deal.
“Digitalization is the direct communication of the truth and opens up for fast adjustments and improved performance by automation or improved human judgment,” said Mr. Olsson.
“We have a clear strategy regarding the development of our digitization program where we already monitor over 200 installations worldwide,” said Mr. Jones. “We can even keep track of the assets on our smartphones. We will shortly move into Phase 2.0 where we will further extend our online services to our two-stroke installations. Our customers are extremely pleased with our concept and who else is better placed than MAN Diesel & Turbo to support the customers’ business in an agile and efficient manner?”.
\MAN Diesel & Turbo recently appointed a Chief Digitization Officer, Audi Lucas, to further drive the development and integration of digital offerings within its portfolio.
In connection with the new appointment, Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO MAN Diesel & Turbo, stated: “As a creative mission, digitization 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 – from corporate strategy through to customer service and product development.”
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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.
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