A green beginning at Blue World Technologies

The methanol fuel cell technology is what drove Jens-Emil to Blue World Technologies. He wants to work within green technology in the future that can help make a difference in the green transition.

At the beginning of August 2021, Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen started as a Marine and Technical Engineer Intern at Blue World Technologies in our Platform and Test department. Jens-Emil has a background as an electrician and has been working within commissioning for three years before he started to study Marine and Technical Engineering. He has travelled all over the Nordics in Denmark, Greenland, Norway, and Sweden to install generators, but now was the time for change:

“I have been doing a lot of work in Denmark and Greenland, and the surrounding counties, but after three years I wanted to expand my horizon. Since I became an electrician, I have always had a dream to continue to study. As an electrician, I sort of always admired the Marine and Technical Engineers, so it has been my plan for a while that it was this road I wanted to follow.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department

The Platform and Test department

Jens-Emil is spending his internship at our Platform and Test department. He describes how during his internship interview, he talked about his competencies and which working areas he liked. Then together with Blue World, they decided which department would be most beneficial and educating for him to be:

“I kind of let Blue World decided where I would become of most use based on my competencies and interest, since I did not know the working tasks in each department. So far, I have established a new setup for a cool and loop which is the mechanical part with pipes and the like. I have also worked with calibration and verification of measuring equipment for our test line-ups which I have experience with from working with commissioning.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department

Fuel cells are not on the agenda on MARTEC where Jens-Emil is studying Marine and Technical Engineering. Therefore, he has to apply theories and knowledge from different areas when working with fuel cells, but he believes it is a very dynamic and educational method of working with methanol fuel cells.

“When working with methanol fuel cells, I need to grab knowledge from different boxes. Thereby, there are branches of different things within mechanics or electricity that is shovelled together and applied. For example, I have done a completely new setup with a lifetime test on glow plugs. That is also one of the best things about being here at Blue World Technologies. You get an insight into how this complex technology in massive development works which is very giving.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department
Jens-Emil working

Language and education

Jens-Emil is a language student from his high school time, so the international environment and diverse cultures in Blue World were not so foreign to him. In fact, it was a large reason and advantage for becoming an intern here:

“As a Marine and Technical Engineer, it is very likely that you get to talk with suppliers or customers, and a large part of the industry we operate in is abroad. Therefore, it is difficult to avoid the English language as a Marine and Technical Engineer. The international environment might not be for everyone, but it should not let people scare. Blue World is very welcoming towards different levels of English, as long as you are open to the language, you will easily manage, as we are all working within a shared interest, the methanol fuel cell technology.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department

The Platform and Test team consists of team members from different educational backgrounds. Jens-Emil is describing how being from different backgrounds creates a dynamic team as it provides a wide aspect and different views on how things are done:

“I do not feel intimidated by us being from different educations backgrounds, I find it more inspiring. If I need to know something specific, I know just who to approach. As a Marine and Mechanical Engineer, I am often the one who is performing the assignments in practice, where the engineers know how to control it. It provides huge professionalism and the best conditions for a connected team where there is room for stupid questions.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department

Jens-Emil is learning a lot in the Platform and Test department. He explains that he has 10 weeks of internship here at Blue World Technologies, and that he is also using this time to get inspired for his topic on his bachelor thesis. Lastly, he states that future Marine and Technical Engineers should be focusing on green work, as he believes it is the future:

“I am not interested in maintaining some old machinery. The methanol fuel cell technology is the future, and it is also working towards a political aspect, as the large new climate plan is called Power-to-X. We just need to find the best X, and with methanol as one of the candidates, I would very much like to be part of that journey.”
Jens-Emil
Jens-Emil Høholt Jensen
Intern in the Platform and Test department