This year, the IAEW will again offer two exciting technical excursions with students and assistants during the Whitsun week (May 30 – June 02, 2023).
The excursions will take the students and assistants on the one hand to the north of Germany and on the other hand to Belgium and the Netherlands and will give the opportunity to gain an insight into today's industrial working world and to get an impression of potential employers. The focus is on companies for which electrical power engineering plays a decisive role in everyday business.
The following two routes are offered this year:Copyright: © IAEW
The first stop will be at the combined cycle power plant of RWE Nuclear GmbH in Lingen. From there, the trip will continue to Hamburg where the afternoon can be used for sightseeing. The second day of the excursion will start with a visit to the Medical System Department of Philips. Afterwards we will get a guided tour of the port of Hamburg. The third day of the excursion starts with a visit to Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH. After a joint lunch, we will head towards Nijmegen for a joint evening program with Route Belgium-Netherlands, where there will be plenty of opportunity to talk about the highlights of the past days. The excursion will be concluded with a joint visit to Alliander and the transformer manufacturer SMIT.
The Whitsun excursion of the Belgium-Netherlands route starts with a visit to the chemical production of Evonik Industries in Antwerp, which covers an area of 109 hectares with eleven production plants. Afterwards there is the possibility to have a look at the harbour and the city of Antwerp. The second day will start with a visit to the National Control Centre of the transmission system operator Elia in Brussels. Afterwards, we will be received by the European Commission and get an insight into their political work in the energy sector. The third day will take us to the Netherlands, where we will visit the SPIE Group pumping station in Urk. Afterwards we will drive to Nijmegen for a joint evening programme with Route Hamburg. On the last day, we will then visit the distribution grid operator Alliander together with Route Hamburg and then the KEMA Laboratories.
Following the registration phase, all confirmed registrants will be required to pay a small contribution towards expenses of 90 € per person. This covers all essential costs, i.e. any travel costs in the group, accommodation as well as the common social programme. The cost of meals must be paid in part by the student. Further information on payment will be sent via email after the registration deadline.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Contact person for Route Hamburg: Franziska Tischbein
Contact person for Route Belgien-Niederlande: Claire Lambriex