Stena Line Signs Up for MAN Online Service

Stena CEO, Dan Sten Olsson (front, blue helmet) and Stena Line Technical Director, Bjarne Koitrand (white helmet) pictured in Augsburg during a tour of the local MAN PrimeServ facility (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

Posted by Michelle Howard

MAN Diesel & Turbo recently signed a contract
with Stena Line to provide its online service to two vessels. The
Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica are both conventional
passenger-and-vehicle superferries that sail the daily route
between the Hook of Holland and Harwich and are each powered by 4
× MAN 48/60CR engines.

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.

Olsson said, "Digitalization is the direct communication of the
truth and opens up for fast adjustments and improved performance
by automation or improved human judgment."

Wayne Jones commented, "We have a clear strategy regarding the
development of our digitization program where we already monitor
over 200 installations worldwide. 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?".

As part of this digitilization strategy, 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."

PrimeServ Online Service is MAN Diesel & Turbo´s service for
monitoring engines and turbochargers automatically and
continuously.

Constant monitoring of key engine and turbocharger performance
data facilitates the optimization of any inefficient operation
modes in good time, maintaining the availability and reliability
of MAN hardware.

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.

If online access is facilitated via this data interface, all of
the engine and turbocharger operating data and additional
information can be made available to PrimeServ specialists for
analysis.

PrimeServ Online Service transmits key engine data from any place
in the world via secure data connections. PrimeServ experts
analyse the data and provide recommendations for
maintenance/repairs.

Feb 28, 2017

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