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In order to implement robust entrepreneurial education and increase behavioural competencies and skills of students as well as present the current industrial practice, in the CFAFE program students are obliged to have 2 months mandatory industrial internships. The number of credit points (ECTS) that student get after successful completion of internship is 8.

The main purpose is to give student practice in business environment together with shaping practical skills related to engineering practice. Positions in this activity are assigned responsibility for providing engineering expertise, guidance and technical assistance. Students should perform engineering tasks and by reviewing and evaluating the work of consultants, contractors and facility operators, under the supervision of a professional engineer.

The internship is intentionally linked with the master thesis and should be treated as a introduction to the master thesis performance. During the internship the support to students form the industrial partner is granted.

As a apart of learning by doing approach students are required to search individually for the place to have internship. Due to game changer profile of CFEFE students it is advised to do the maximum effort to complete this task. However, If any of students would fail to do it , the assistance form the home university staff will be granted.

Generally internships must by carried out in companies securing quality and  the highest possible level of fulfilling the internships goals and must be related to the power industry. The place for internship must be accepted by CFAFE coordinator at home university.

The functions performed by student in this job will vary but may include the following:

  • Develops, prepares and/or reviews engineering plans and designs for structures, facilities and/or systems.
  • Develops, prepares and reviews reports and studies to identify and recommend engineering solutions.
  • Performs engineering inspections of systems operations and of structures and facilities during construction.
  • Implements statutes and regulations.
  • Reviews applications and issues permits.
  • Performs physical and chemical tests to assure the quality of construction and facility operations and ambient conditions.
  • Reviews engineering program activities to make recommendations for changes in policy and procedures.

Conducts engineering research and provides technical assistance to consulting engineers, contractors, public officials, municipalities and industry.

This is the Engineer-in- Training level where incumbents will initially perform a variety of routine engineering tasks in a training status under close supervision. Incumbents will perform basic engineering tasks such as the review of less complex plans, performance of basic engineering calculations, the writing of permits, the performance of computer modeling, and the inspection of parts of an engineering project.

The companies supporting CFAFE program in internship delivery activity are presented in following sub-chapters. Note that this list is not closed and students could search for internships in other companies accepted by the CFAFE program coordinator at home university.

COMPANIES:

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. SBO-Krakow covers a number of core Shell business functions: Finance Operations, Customer Service, HR Services, Order to Delivery, Contracting and Procurement.

COTUS ENERGY  AB Provide cost effective renewable energy gas for power, industrial and transport applications based upon the patented WoodRoll® technology.
 

EDF Group  is one of the largest companies in energy sector in the world. It has 158,161 employees around the globe and spends €650 million on R&D a year to proof commitment to delivering cutting-edge
energy solutions. The EDF Group in Poland comprises of some of the largest power plants
and heat and power plants in Poland. EDF holds 10% of the share in the electricity market,
and 15% of the share in the district heating market in Poland.

Alliance for Rural Electrification  (ARE) who represents the decentralised clean energy sector with members along the whole value chain, was founded in 2006 to act as a solution provider in order to advance access to clean energy and energy services in developing and emerging countries. The only global industry association that supports all businesses along the whole value-chain of renewable solutions for rural electrification in developing and emerging countries.
TAURON Distribution S.A. part of Tauron Group, an energy holding company in Poland.
It is headquartered in Katowice. The company owns power and heat generation and distribution, and coal mining assets through a number of companies, particularly in south-western Poland. TAURON Company is one of the largest Company in Poland which produces, sells and distributes electricity.
Sumitomo SHI FW Energia Polska Sp. z o. o. old Foster Wheeler Energia Polska, located in Sosnowiec is a company being a part of international enterprise with its seat in Switzerland. Foster Wheeler Energia Polska is the company dedicated to boiler technology what guarantees know-how at the highest possible level in the country but not only. Thanks to being the part of bigger enterprise company gives polish energy sector direct access to the up-to-date engineering achievements.
 

SBB ENERGY, old Remak-Rozruch S.A. Company has been running its business activity in the power sector and industry for 20 years, providing services in the field of commissioning, erection/installation and various types of specialist works.

 

Tractebel Engineering S.A. is a global engineering consultancy company with more than 150 years of expertise in energy, water and infrastructure projects. Tractebel’s services cover the whole lifecycle of these projects, from feasibility studies to decommissioning. Cofely is present in 40 countries in the world where 100 000 people every day provide the highest quality service to our customers. Within the GDF SUEZ group,  Cofely is responsible  for services related to energy efficiency. Services related to the production of energy from local sources – conventional and renewable, Its transmission and maintenance of infrastructure, maintenance and management of facilities

 

Action Green For Trade and Sustainable Development was formed in 2009 as a grassroot organisation to serve small scale traders especially woman trader. The service emanated from poverty, lack of knowledge and information and lack of awareness that women at grassroots experience against earning a descent living.  AGTSD support the woman trader, the Youth and other underprivileged members of the society to access basic rights and earn a descent living from their work. AGTSD Programme Areas include: 1.Trade Policy Development 2.Green Economy and Climate Change 3.Micro – Finance and Micro – Energy 4.Regional Integration

 

RAFAKO GRUPA S.A. Belonging to PBG Group the largest European boiler manufacturer, RAFAKO S.A. offers complete power generation units including units for supercritical steam parameters. The company offers design and manufacture of a wide range of boilers, including PC boilers and fluidized bed boilers as well as flue gas cleaning systems including FGD, SCR plants and electrostatic precipitators

 

MetalERG is medium scale company focused on innovation specialized in production of wide range of metal elements. Quantitatively, the most important product of the MetalERG constitute straw boilers, which production gave the acceleration to the business thanks to its reliability and ecological characteristics.

 

Arensis – Highterm Research are building the first truly decentralized hard-software integrated IOT based utility. We provide clean energy anywhere in the world through groundbreaking ENTRADE waste2energy solutions combined with solar and battery storage creating a scalable, decentralized utility for 24/7 power that is completely web-based and can be managed from a mobile phone platform. With over 200 units installed in 11 countries we are one of the fastest growing energy companies in the world.

 

PKP Energetyka has been active on the Polish market since 2001. The main task of the company is to sell and supply electricity to traction and business customers. PKPE also specialise in power engineering services.

 

GENOA SPARK LDA  is a start-up company specialized in developing customized solutions for customers in the areas of electronics, mechanical design, product development and IT.

 

SPYRA PRIMO Poland Sp. z o.o.  since 1983 produced pipes and fittings of plastic elements for the construction of telecommunications, energy underground cable installation, the network of pipelines to transport natural gas and water, construction of pressure sewage.

 

REMAK  S.A., ZARMEN GROUP  which is located in Opole. The main activities of the company are: installation, modernization and repair of steam boilers. As one of the few companies in the country have also admitted to carrying out the work in accordance with US standards ASME.

 

EXALO DRILLING S.A. The company was established as a special purpose vehicle under the name of PGNiG Poszukiwania S.A., which was subsequently combined with five upstream companies of the PGNiG Group. The potential of these five companies, built up over many years of well drilling work carried out in Poland and on selected European markets, as well as in Asia and Africa, was combined to form a single business organism.

 

Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal The Institute is located in Zabrze, participates in the realization of research projects of priority importance to economy, which are dedicated to the efficient use of fossil, renewable and alternative fuels. The competences of the Institute are focused on thermal processing of various fuels by means of gasification, pyrolysis and combustion.

 

ENERGOTECHNIKA ENGINEERING Sp. z o. o. Company located in Gliwice. One of the main features of this institution is the human resource with experienced staff. About 120 employees are on board.

 

Thermal power company (Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej w Gliwicach) The power company delivering heat to urban areas in Silesian region. Company is using advanced technology in energy generation on the basis of fossil fuels with implemented high efficiency systems with low emission solutions.

 

Hamitabat Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.S. owns and operates Hamitabat Power Plant and generates thermal power. The company is based in Lüleburgaz, Turkey. As of March 12, 2013, Hamitabat Elektrik Üretim ve Ticaret A.S. operates as a subsidiary of Limak Dogalgaz Elektrik Üretim A.S.

 

Beta-Instal sp.z.o.o Is a well-known mid-size company in Silesia region. Since 1994 increasing number of employees and contract values helped to succeed among a lot of similar companies.

 

PRI TECHNIK Przedsiębiorstwo Robót Inżynieryjnych ‚Technik’ exists on the market less than five years but it is really quickly developing. This small company hires 14 people, including manual workers and office workers. The main topic of their interest are design, construction,  supervision and cost estimation, gas networks and installations and non-felted work (squeezing, drilling).

 

INNER  Well-established design and service company that provides comprehensive solutions in the scope of design, sales, assembly and service of heating and cooling devices. They also carry out gas, water and sewage installations, underfloor heating, electric boilers. In the last years the company started including in their offer renewable source devices such as solar collectors, PV panels and heat pumps. 

 

ENPIRO Sp z o.o. The company operates in the field of engineering design for power engineering, electric engineering and construction businesses.

 

AMV INVEST s.r.o. Water Power-Plant in Slovakia.

 

ML DESIGN

 

Politecnico di Torino, Energy Department – co-operation with ACEA Pinerolese Industriale

Start-ups:

LEDsafari SA is an award winning ed-tech start-up based in Lausanne, Switzerland that aims to teach clean energy & sustainable innovation education through a unique science & design training program using it’s solar kits. It develops software and hardware to teach solar education in schools.
It has developed solar kits, namely the ‘solar-brick’ and ‘solar in a box’ and uses its multi lingual online platform to train teachers. It has its clients in 15 countries and reached out to 15,000 students in 2016-17.
 

BIN-E  recognizes, sorts and compresses the waste automatically. Bin-e facilitates the transition to a resource efficient, climate-smart circular economy. It enables recovery of raw material, while data-driven waste management leads to optimized collection routes and lower CO2 emissions of waste transport

 

OGARNIAMPRĄD.pl is the first social energy trading platform for collective black and green energy purchasing and switching. It allows smaller customers execute bulk-buying power and shop around for the best energy deals in real time and switch to the most attractive retailers offering offering black or green electricity and gas. Easy, reliable and profitable as it has never been before. Thanks to 5 minute registration.

 

EASY-SOLAR Sp. z o.o. is a photovoltaic startup with its main product in a form of an application and a website. These program products designed to serve as an ultimate tool for a photovoltaic systems construction.

 

GRADIS is an innovative startup which applies Artificial Intelligence algorithms to provide best in class tools to design street and road lighting. We tell what poles to use, where to put them, what luminaires and light sources to choose and how to install them to save both investment and operational costs. Using GRADIS AI Solution with modern LEDs results in operational cost savings reaching 71% with investment cost saving at 9%.

 

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