Floating Solar project – Research, Concept Development and Testing

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  • Oslo
  • Friday 17. May, 23:59
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Start: June/August 2019
Duration: Three phases: 4 + 10 + 8 weeks, 15 hours per week
Team: 4 students

The projects initiated by Equinor is facilitated through The Innovation Effects (TIE) learning and innovation program. In this program, the students who participate are given the mandate to challenge the company and present innovative ideas to solve the challenges that the company is facing. The project is paid, part-time with flexible work-hours and is compatible with full-time studies and other part-time jobs.

About the company and project:
Equinor is an international energy company with over 20,000 employees globally. The company develops oil, gas, wind and solar energy in more than 30 countries worldwide and is considered a growing force in renewable energy. Now, Equinor would like to explore the opportunities for floating solar with ocean applications. Floating solar is a fairly new and interesting concept. Technological advances have opened up for exploring the possibilities of installing solar panels to floating structures and the technology has seen a rapid growth on the renewable energy market since 2016. Now you have the chance to be a part of this exciting development!

We are looking for a student team to work in a project consisting of three phases:
1. Market Research (4 weeks); 2. Concept Development (8 weeks); 3. Simulation/testing of prototypes (10 weeks).

The first project phase will start the first week of June. This is meant to be a preliminary introduction phase before we continue with phase 2 and 3 from mid-August. Due to student exams, we are extra flexible regarding time and capacity in this first phase. Students who are available for all three phases will be prioritized. However, we also encourage students only available for either phase 1 or phase 2+3 to apply.

With guidance and mentoring from TIE, the student team will be responsible for project management and planning, market research and analysis, concept development, simulation/testing and developing presentations and a final report for the company. The team will also participate at meetings and a co-creation workshop with Equinor.

We seek master students with competence within:
Marine/Ocean Technology, mechanical engineering, Engineering & Industrial Management, project management, and/or other relevant disciplines for the project. Relevant experience will also be considered.

Application deadline: 6th of May – but we are recruiting continuously!

Apply by registrating your profile through our recruitment platform. If you have any questions regarding the project, send an email to siv@theinnovationeffect.com.
Contact person

Siv S. Brødsjømoen


+47 957 05 968