Lutsk NTU became a partner of the German Academy in the field of wind energy

Lutsk NTU became a partner of the German Academy in the field of wind energy


The Rector   of   Lutsk National Technical University Petro Savchuk and the general director of the Academy BZEE Christian Wefer signed an agreement on partnership in the field of training specialists on wind energy. Thus, a training center with appropriate technical equipment will be created in the framework of cooperation on the basis of  Lutsk NTU,  and students and University scientists will have the opportunity to study the peculiarities of alternative energy in Germany. 

Representatives of the teaching staff of Lutsk NTU, the chairman of the Board "Alternative Energy of Ukraine" the entrepreneur Yurii Dar, scientists from Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk Universities, entrepreneurs and representatives of interested organizations, local authorities and working structures joined the official meeting and discussion of the prospects of wind energy in Ukraine in the  alternative energy sector. Firstly, the Rector of  Lutsk NTU Petro Savchuk congratulated the participants of the discussion. He emphasized that the project of  the cooperation with the German Academy BZEE was extremely important both for the University and  Ukraine as a whole, since it gave an opportunity to achieve energy independence and develop the direction of green energy.

According to Petro Savchuk, the result of the negotiations was the development of specific agreements, regarding   the creation of a civic  organization, through which communications will be held on the investment and educational components. In addition, the proposals are  prepared for Lutsk NTU and Volyn for the development of wind energy, as strategic directions for enhancing Ukraine's energy independence and green energy.

Instead, Christian Wefer  thanked the Ukrainian partners  for the warm welcome and stressed that the beginning of fruitful cooperation had already started. Therefore, he presented the Academy BZEE, telling about its main achievements.

According to the Director, the Academy has 31 offices in the world, and 4100 service technicians have trained  there,  89%  of  them are involved in the work  of wind  power  stations. 24,000 certificates have been  issued by the Academy all over the world. 

At the same time, the Academy has certain requirements and standards for training specialists. Thus, the training course lasts 6 months and includes 82 training modules, more than 40 of them are for  the technical staff.  The Academy trains  the unemployed, who are financed by the state, and enterprises send their  workers to improve their qualifications. Typically, the course covers 6 weeks of practice, which you need to take an official exam after.  

To those who want to study in the Academy and in the future to get work at wind power stations, adds Wefer, it is necessary to have completed vocational education in mechanical or electrical engineering. In addition, you need to undergo a medical examination to ensure that the worker meets the criteria for work  at  a wind power  station, as the activity takes place at a significant height that affects the body. At the same time, due to the specifics of the work, future employees must undergo a psychological test to predict behavior at height and the ability to work in a team.

Thus, the BZEE Academy and  Lutsk NTU    signed  an agreement on cooperation   within the framework of the  German guests’ visit. It should be noted that the development of this project is  planned  step-by-step. So,  a civic organization has been set up that will combine  the cooperation in the educational  and in the investment components. Subsequently, representatives of the teaching staff of the University  will be trained in Germany in order to strengthen the positions and get the opportunity to train specialists  in  the field of wind energy.  This symbiosis will allow the University  to proceed to the next stage, in particular,  to create  material and technical base and the real center of alternative energy. There will also be accumulated educational components, advanced technologies in the wind power industry, as well as distribution of modern technical systems on the territory of Ukraine. 

Finally, the German delegation had the opportunity to get acquainted with the University, to see modern laboratories, material and technical support, and  discuss the prospects of new ways of interaction.

Ilona Karpiuk, Information Department of Lutsk National Technical University