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Stena Line, one of the world’s largest ferry operators and Caterpillar Marine, together with Pon Power, have entered into a digital partnership where the Cat Asset Intelligence solution will provide vessel monitoring of multiple Stena new builds with planned delivery during 2019 and 2020. The vessels will be optimized for efficiency and flexibility and will be built by AVIC Shipyard in China.
Unlike technologies that only monitor individual equipment performance, or focus only on very specific operational parameters, Cat Asset Intelligence provides monitoring and reliability-centered, advanced analytics for any critical system on the vessel, Cat or non-Cat equipment, allowing Stena to make condition-based maintenance decisions and operational refinements. The scope of the digital partnership goes well beyond connecting the main engines. It also includes the auxiliary diesel generators, controllable pitch propeller, bow thrusters, boiler systems and the tank management systems. In addition to the visibility and advisories from the onboard and onshore platforms, Caterpillar will provide Stena with dedicated Fleet Advisor Services.
“We are excited to be working together with Caterpillar and Pon Power to better use the data onboard our new vessels to make better operational and maintenance decisions and reduce our operating costs while increasing our reliability.” This will allow us to further move from time or hours based maintenance to condition based maintenance, said Bjarne Koitrand, Technical Operations Director at Stena Line.
“Providing digital solutions and services to our customers requires a close partnership, something we and our counterparts at PON strive to achieve every day with Stena, and we look forward to helping them in the practical application of our technology,” said Bert Ritscher, business development manager for Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence. “There’s a real team mentality in place to ensure Stena gets as much return from their technological investment as possible, both today and into the future.”
About Stena Line
Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 36 vessels and 20 routes that connect 10 countries in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. Last year Stena Line transported approximately 7,3 million passengers, 1,6 million cars and 2 million freight units.
About Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence
Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence provides digital services and solutions to customers using data analytics and expert advisory services to predict and avoid equipment failures, reduce fuel and energy consumption, and optimize maintenance. While this offering is relatively new as a part of Caterpillar, the organization has been delivering value to our customers for 15 years and are based on over 40 million hours of machine monitoring experience. This innovative technology and service offering compliments the Caterpillar Marine products and technologies that are focused on providing the highest level of uptime and the lowest lifecycle cost. For more information, please visit cat.com/assetintel.
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