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Department of Energy Engineering

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Energy is a key factor for the development of countries, enabling their economic growth and shaping their environments to the needs of human society. Due to the increasing requirements for energy and its carbon based generation, a range of serious problems have evolved. These include exploitation of resources, air pollution and global warming. Pollution is successfully tackled since the second half of the 20th century and is a shrinking problem. However, the problems around resources and CO2 emissions rise. Using renewable energies and increasing the efficiency of current technologies could help eliminating these problems. Research  at TU Berlin faces the challenge of how to find innovative concepts for a safe, sustainable, and economic energy supply in the future.

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News and Activities

A visit to the German Parliament

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On Wednesday, 2nd of May 2018, students from the Energy Engineering department visited the impressive historical Parliament building of Germany. The building was reconstructed in 1999 after being burned in 1933, and bombed during the World War II. The Bundestag building which was formerly know as the Reichstag building is now remarkable by its glittering glass dome, which is served by a lift and affords a fabulous 360-degree view for the city. What was also interesting to the students is the use of renewable energy technologies in the building, using biodiesel and photovoltaics as well as natural lighting techniques which is used for lighting the main hall and employing passive cooling for the glass dome.

Hannover Messe visit

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On Wednesday 25th of April 2018 our EE, MBE and ITE students visited Hannover Messe “The world’s leading Trade Fair for industrial Technology”. Where all key technologies and core areas of industry – from research and development, industrial automation, IT, industrial supply, production technologies and services to energy and mobility technologies are presented. Every year our students have the opportunity to meet all company representatives at the exhibition and the chance to understand from them the updated market challenges and exchange ideas related to the energy sector, the German market and the global market in general.

Excursion - Karmsolar PV plant and Sahl hasheesh Facilities

At Karmsolar PV plant in Sahl Hasheesh
EE Senior students in front of KarmSolar's PV plant
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The Energy Engineering seniors batch at Karmsolar's Photovoltaics 2.2 MWp power plant in Sahl Hasheesh. The power plant is the first Feed in tariff operational PV plant in Egypt, operating since April 2017.

Many thanks to Karmsolar team (Yehia Elkady: Project Manager, Yomna Farouk: Project Coordinator, Abdelrahman Elshazly: Project Engineer, Aly El Azhary: Business Developer and Amin Gado: Technical Manager) for their support and collaboration together with Amr Sherif the head of Projects at Sahl Hasheesh.

After being able to simulate and design PV projects at our PC pool, the students were able to get a clear overview about the commercial and technical aspects of Photovoltaics projects and current market status.

Wind Farm Excursion - Jan 2018

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Through mutual cooperation between the Technical University Berlin and the New and Renewable Energy Authority in Egypt (NREA), on Sunday the 14th of January 2018 students of the first semester of the Energy Engineering department conducted an excursion to Gabal Elzayt windfarm. The farm is the latest and most advanced windfarm connected to the grid in Egypt. During the excursion, the students got an insight on how the theoretical systems being taught in the university are operated under real life conditions and how wind farms are being managed and operated. The students also got an idea about the regular maintenance of the farm as well as the problems facing the windfarm operators.

The excursion showed the students best practice examples from the latest energy projects in Egypt and deepens their understanding for future challenges.

Desert Tour 2017

Thursday, 02. November 2017

Desert panorama on the 2017 safari tour with the Energy Engineering Department students.
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Students of the new intake of the Energy Engineering department gathered together to participate in a desert trip to built up friendships among each other and learn about the rich Egyptian culture of Bedouin people. The trip featured a panorama spot and a tour through a Bedouin village. There the students learned about traditional and current life in the mountains between the Red Sea and the Nile valley. The tour ended with a Bedouin barbeque and dance and fire show. The Indian students closed the party with an introduction their cultural dances.

El Gouna behind the scenes

Wednesday, 01. November 2017

outside of El Gounas connection to the national grid
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Group picture of Energy Engineering Department and on site engineers
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The new cohort of the Energy Engineering Department (including the study course of Energy Engineering, IT for Energy, and Master of Business Engineering) took a close look to El Gounas facilities and learned how the city is supplied with electricity and water. Engineer Rimon Ezzat and Tarek Elbanna showed and explained El Gounas main connection to the national 66kV grid. Furthermore, El Gounas back-up capacity in case of blackouts was shown. The diesel generator backup can supply up to 70% of El Gounas full load capacity. Last highlight was the visit of the desalination plant. The student learned how the brackish groundwater is pumped from wells into the plant and being filtered in a process called reverse osmosis. A special thanks is given to Engineer Ashraf Helal who answered all questions in detail and gave a deep look into the process itself.

New impressions of Autostadt Wolfsburg

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On Wednesday, 24 May 2017 Students of the 3 Master Programs ITE, MBE and EE went to „Autostadt Wolfsburg“ and visit the Volkswagen buildings and could took a closer look to the assembly of the new VW Golf. The most-impressive cars in Autostadt are on display in the magnificent ZeitHaus car museum, were Classic Cars meets Contemporary Art. It claims to be the most frequently visited car museum in the world. Here, around hundred cars are exhibited from a collection that includes over 60 brands and provide an overview of the most important eras in the development of the car.

Afterwards all the students could relaxed and enjoy their new impressions by a panorama boat tour on the “Mittellandkanal” before they return to Berlin.

Excursion to the heart of Berlin

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On Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 22 students were invited to discover the Reichstag parliamentary building, one of the most emblematic buildings in the heart of Berlin. Very spectacular is the economic way, to serve the building with energy and a mechanical ventilation system. The excursion, guided by Christoph Banhardt, includes a historic tour through the building and a visit of the glazed dome of the building, designed by British architect Norman Foster.

Real life learning far beyond textbooks

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On 23 February 2017 it was a nice and sunny day to start our excursion with Prof. Tsatsaronis to the Power Plant Station in Hurghada (Egypt).

Nearly 40 students of the Master's program Energy Engineering (EE) at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna took the chance to go out far beyond schoolbooks to learn more in real-life conditions how a Power Station works.

A short Introduction about the history and the significance of the Power Station to the region was given by the Manager of Power Plant from ministry of electricity and energy (moee) Egypt. Eng. Monir and the commencing engineers explained further interesting details about the power plant station, which was recently extended with new “general electrics” gas turbines.

All the students agreed: "It is a great experience to see in real life, what we have learned in lectures of Prof. Tsatsaronis."

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