The competitions were held from November 21 to November 26, 2016 at the premises of National Technical University of Ukraine “Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
The task suggested by SE “NNEGC “Energoatom” was considered in the category Case Study, which aim was to solve analytical issues, detailed research of particular subject, problem, process having clear time and space boundaries.
Among suggested variants of issue resolution the students mostly mentioned the development of generating capacities operating on bio fuel and hydropower stations. In particular, future engineers paid attention to the importance of further construction of Dnistro and Tashlyk Hydro Pump Storage Power Stations as they are of greater maneuverability among any other generation types.
At the same time, the students showed peculiar interest in advanced generation types which are currently at the developing stage. Among them Stellarator, micro-NPP based on helium reactor and nanocomposite generator were particularly mentioned.
One of the teams also suggested the development of geothermal sources in the Western part of Ukraine to support their energy dependence.
Note. European BEST Engineering Competitions are the competitions among the students of engineering professions all over Europe. The goal of the competitions is the promotion of engineering mindset in Ukraine by creating favorable conditions for it to occur and develop.
Besides, within the engineering competitions the students of Technical Universities have an opportunity to develop and implement their ideas due to cooperation with different companies and communication with the European Education Society. Providing the contact between students, Universities and companies-partners the competitions create the unique platform for communication.