Power Machines launches a student design bureau at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

Power Machines started a student design bureau (SDB) at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. This is the third design bureau at the premises of the university, opened by the power engineering company in 2020. The opening ceremony was attended by Alexander Ivanovsky, General Designer of JSC "Power machines", and Andrey Rudskoy, Rector of SPbPU.

“It is important for us that the best professionals with high-quality knowledge and training are employed with our company. This is exactly the kind of training provided by the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University. We are interested in the opportunity for students aiming to work in power engineering to get to know our company, gain experience in participating in real-life power engineering projects, and experience in solving design and technological problems,” said Alexander Ivanovsky, General Designer of Power Machines, during the grand opening ceremony.

“To explore the profession, determine career preferences, gain experience and competitive advantages at the start of a career – these are the tasks we set ourselves when creating a student design bureau. Power Machines, as the leader of the domestic power engineering industry, is an important partner for us; it is no coincidence that the design bureau is located in the very center of the student campus of the Polytechnic University,” Andrey Rudskoy, Rector of SPbPU, member of the Academy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, commented on the event.

The educational process in the student design bureau will be carried out using modern computer-aided design and numerical simulation tools used by the design and engineering departments of Power Machines. The SDB is equipped with advanced computer equipment, multimedia facilities and comfortable workspaces.

The purpose of the SDB is to train young professionals in creating advanced power-generating equipment. The design bureau will provide training in six areas: Steam turbines, Hydro turbines, Gas turbines, Boiler plants, Facilities management, and Hydro and turbine generators. For each area, there are supervisors from both Power Machines and the university. Students in their 3rd-4th years of the bachelor’s degree course and 1st-2nd years of master's degree course may apply to work at SDB.

The first course of students has already been enrolled. Out of more than 100 people, according to the results of the interview, 25 were selected. The work program is intended to last 2 years. It includes both training and participation in the ongoing projects of the power engineering company.

The company signs an agreement with all students, and they obtain paid employment with the SDB.