The fuel cell technology, their approach to the green transition, and their international environment. Those are the key factors to why Jacob Friis Andersen spent his internship as a Marine and Technical Engineer at Blue World Technologies.
At the beginning of January 2021, Jacob Friis Andersen moved from Randers to Aalborg to start his internship as a Marine and Technical Engineer in Blue World Technologies. During his internship, Jacob worked in the Power Gen department, which focuses on developing and testing our methanol fuel cell stationary systems and APUs (auxiliary power units). A few months before his internship was coming to an end, he got offered a chance to stay as a Test Engineer in the same department after finishing his studies:
The combination of theory and hands-on
Before his time as a Marine and Technical Engineering student, Jacob was an educated electrician. He started to work more with project management which he found interesting. It started to open up for more ideas on what he could build on top of his electrician education, and he decided to start at Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering.
Furthermore, Jacob explains that he was pleasantly surprised by how much hands-on experience he actually got during his internship, and how educating it was working in the Power Gen department:
An international team
Since Jacob’s department, Power Gen, is working closely with international partners, the majority of the daily communication is in English, both off- and online. In the beginning, he found it challenging but he soon got the hang of it:
Jacob continues to elaborate on the working culture in Blue World Technologies, and describes that it is comfortable and non-hierarchical:
The green transition
Another reason why Jacob applied for an internship at Blue World Technologies, was reasoned by the interesting and new methanol fuel cell technology that can contribute to the green transition. He also describes it as being one of the best things working at Blue World, since he contributes to making a difference.