Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings

Stena deploys AI to deliver 3 per cent fuel savings
The Stena Scandinavica 

Stena Line has successfully used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a vessel, reducing fuel consumption by 2-3 per cent per trip.

In 2018 Stena Line started a pilot project onboard the Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg – Kiel route using AI technology to determine the most efficient way to operate the vessel. The software, named Stena Fuel Pilot, will be installed on five more Stena Line vessels during the autumn. The ambition is to do a complete fleet wide roll-out on all 37 vessels in Europe during 2020.

According to Stena Line, the company has an ambition to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 2.5 per cent yearly.

“Stena Line aims to become the world’s first cognitive ferry company; assisted by AI in all areas by 2021. This project is using AI technology to support our captains and officers to save fuel. By improving the efficiency, we reduce both our costs and our environmental footprint. It really embodies Stena Line’s vision of Connecting Europe for a Sustainable future,” said Jari Virtanen, chief transformation officer at Stena Line.

“This is a result of a successful collaboration between man, woman, and machine; between people and technology; between a team of skilled software developers, data scientists and finally a committed captain and his crew on Stena Scandinavica,” added Mr Virtanen.