Theory and hands-on experience

Christoffer Schou Christensen is a System Test Engineer at Blue World. Being a part of the Test and Platform team, Christoffer is working with what he believes is the perfect combination, the green transition and working in the field.

Christoffer first heard about fuel cells during his studies within Technology Management and Marine Engineering, but they never really learned about the theories behind it. To learn more, he took the opportunity to be an intern at another fuel cell company, where he gained solid knowledge of fuel cells and their usage.

The tasks Christoffer had as an intern really opened his mind and interest in fuel cells, as he had the opportunity to combine two elements, he was enthusiastic about; to support the green transition and working with the integration of fuel cells in cars.

“When Blue World Technologies was founded, I was watching on the sideline hoping that a job opportunity would arise. A year later, a position opened up and I got the job. In the meantime, I had another job where the majority of my tasks were office work. By having this job, just confirmed that I thrive the best working in the field which is exactly what I do at Blue World.”
Christoffer Schou Christensen
System Test Engineer at Blue World Technologies

Continuous education

When Christoffer started in 2019, one of his firsts tasks was to help integrate and install all the inside equipment in the container city which Blue World has built as a smart solution due to lack of space at that time. He explains that being able to learn new things every day, and get to tinker with pumps, valve gear, and test while still learning all the theory of fuel cells are amazing.

“One of the most interesting things about working at Blue World, is that as a Mechanical Engineer you get to combine theory with hands-on experience. It might sound like a cliché for Mechanical Engineers, but the fact that I continuously get new knowledge of fuel cells, and that I am part of executing the new knowledge and building it, makes me happy to go to work every day. All while we are working for the green transition, it is the perfect match for me.”
Christoffer Schou Christensen
System Test Engineer at Blue World Technologies

Dynamic team spirit

The team Christoffer is part of is called Platform and Test. The primary work tasks he is working on are test and optimisation of Blue World’s products. He is optimising what is already working and also not yet working, to continuously optimate and make the products operate more effectively. He is primarily working together with Control Engineers and is currently the only Mechanical Engineer in his team. Therefore, he is the one to install the equipment and get it going before his colleagues create programs and control systems for it.

“By working so closely together, the dynamic in the team is great. We are all very down to earth, and we are not afraid to put things bluntly. Since we are so relaxed with each other, it just contributes to us working more effectively and performing. The test is also very important as for a long time we have solely relied on the results from the performance tests of our products. Now as we are producing and delivering fuel cell stacks, we are working across departments to secure a high-quality product. It plays a large role as everything needs to connect, but we trust each other which makes our collaboration excellent.”
Christoffer Schou Christensen
System Test Engineer at Blue World Technologies

Another task Christoffer has, is being responsible for the Mechanical Engineer interns. He highlights that as a company they also feel responsible for educating future talents within fuel cell technology, but also to help shape their understanding of how it is working in a company, and the fact that it is international makes the daily work even more interesting.

“At the moment we have three Mechanical Engineer interns at Blue World, and I have already arranged for more to join in the next semester. Hopefully, we will continue to get more applicants, as we also take responsibility for educating future Mechanical Engineers. I know that during the education we also learn about cultures in terms of Hofstede’s theories, and I believe it is something we can relate to in Blue World, as we are so many different cultures working together. I had to get used to it being 80 per cent English, and 20 per cent Danish, but it is also something that just makes the job even more interesting.”
Christoffer Schou Christensen
System Test Engineer at Blue World Technologies