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CASE-IN International Engineering Championship held as part of REW

6 October 2018
Международный инженерный чемпионат CASE-IN на площадке РЭН

On 6 October, as part of #TogetherBrighter Youth Day of the Russian Energy Week 2018, one round of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship was held — the Young Specialists League. The round was won by the team of the Novolipetsk Metallurgical Works, followed by the representatives of PAO Tatneft in the second place, and the third place was taken by the Arctic Impulse team of the Research and Development Center at Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System. The team of PAO Tatneft was announced the winner of the Young Specialists League of CASE-In 2018.

The #TogetherBrigher Youth Day of REW 2018 is a platform where young people offer top energy managers their strategic initiatives on how to develop the industry. Participants in the Young Specialists League faced just as ambitious a task. They were asked to forecast the prospective development of the energy sector in the Far East and Sakhalin Island, including indicators and condition of economy, transport infrastructure, and the island’s energy sector for a period through 2030, while also deciding on the need to build a bridge or tunnel to link Sakhalin with the mainland.

«It is for the first time that we are holding the CASE-IN Young Specialists League this year, and yet, we can see the growing interest both from the companies of the fuel and energy sector and mineral resources sector and from young specialists themselves. Thanks to their qualification, young specialists are getting involved in solving more comprehensive and ambitious tasks, and we are ready to support them in this respect: in 2019 we plan to hold a full-scale competition season for the Young Specialists League. I am sure that for the participants, this will be great experience which they will be able to use in their professional activity,» commented Artem Korolev, Director of the Reliable Rising Generation Foundation and co-organizer of the Championship.

The participants in the Young Specialists League held as part of the REW 2018 Youth Day are young people aged up to 35 who are employed at the leading companies of Russia’s fuel and energy sector and natural resources sector, such as OOO Gazprom Transgaz, Gazprom Neft R&D Centre, Saratov Branch of PAO T Plus, PAO MOESK, PAO MOSENERGO, ООО Raspadskaya Coal Company, PAO Novolipetsk Metallurgical Combine, IDGC of Centre, АО SO UPS, АО Research and Development Center at Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System, ООО SIBUR Tobolsk, PAO Tatneft, SIBUR Neftekhim, and OOO Siberian Generating Company.

«Young specialists presented at the Championship the most effective and expedient engineering solution for a bridge at Sakhalin Island, including thoroughly considered proposals on developing road infrastructure. Young people also demonstrated a good command of professional terminology. And this is vital,» said Yuri Kulikov, head of the expert commission and leading expert at the Staff Department of AO System Operator of the United Power System.

The winners of the Young Specialists League of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship 2018 from PAO Tatneft were awarded by Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

The Young Specialists League of the CASE-IN International Engineering Championship as part of the TogetherBrighter REW Youth Day is traditionally held with the support of AO SO UPS. The Championship organizers are the Reliable Rising Generation Foundation, Youth Mining Leaders Forum Non-Profit Foundation, and ООО AstraLogika.

For reference

CASE-IN International Engineering Championship is the successor of the All-Russian Championship on Solving Cases in the Field of Mining (2013−2014) and All-Russian Championship on Solving Fuel and Energy Cases (2015).

The Championship is held in the following leagues:

School League (for schoolchildren in grades 9 to 11);

Blue-Collar Jobs League (for students of secondary educational establishments);

Students League (for students, master’s students and postgraduate students of higher educational establishments);

Young Specialists League (for the young specialists at the companies of the fuel and energy sector and the mineral resources sector).

In 2018, the Champion’s national partners are the federal ministries: the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, as well as the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives to Promote New Projects.

The Championship is put on the List of all-Russian youth events aimed at promoting the fuel and energy sector, saving and engineering and technical education for 2018.