20.10.2010

A semester with WINGAS

An insight into working life in the energy sector Natural gas company WINGAS cooperates with the University of Göttingen | Energy sector can present itself as an employer

Göttingen/Kassel. What role does intercultural cooperation play in an international company? How is the development of hollow spaces in a natural gas cavern managed for the subsequent storage of the energy source? And how do oil-price time series influence the price of natural gas? These questions and other issues in the field of natural gas will be closely examined by students from the most diverse range of faculties at the University of Göttingen in the coming winter semester in 2010/11. While so doing, they will have the opportunity to consult with experts from the energy sector. The cooperation between the university in Lower Saxony and the natural gas company WINGAS gives the students a chance to gain a first-hand impression of working life. "We hope to be able to arouse the interest and enthusiasm of students at Göttingen university for our sector," WINGAS Chairman Dr. Gerhard König explained. "After all, the energy sector needs well-educated young people."
 
The WINGAS Managing Director will himself report on working life in the natural gas sector in a lecture he will give on Monday, 29 November 2010, entitled "More Energy - Together: The Experiences of a German-Russian Joint Venture" as part of the lecture series "Corporate Governance & Working Practice". "Cooperation with companies like this has benefits for both sides, students and companies alike," Professor Jutta Geldermann, Chair in Production and Logistics at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, underlined. "In the series of lectures on Corporate Governance & Working Practice our students gain an insight into working practice and the areas where the theoretical knowledge they have acquired can be applied. For its part, the company is able to present itself as an interesting prospective employer. The lectures are often followed by interesting discussions which can deliver both sides fresh new insights."
A view shared by Petra Hubatsch, Head of Human Resources at WINGAS: "The natural gas sector offers skilled jobs in the widest possible range of fields - from business management and economics to IT and mathematics". In addition, the University of Göttingen was already one of the preferred universities for recruiting graduates, she added. "There are now countless graduates from the university working for our group of companies," Hubatsch said.
 
The WINGAS lectures will begin straight away when the winter semester kicks off: Analyst Dr. Benjamin Evans will begin on Friday, 22 October with the project "Operation Research in Practice", in which students from various faculties will work together on an interdisciplinary basis to solve problems from the trading section of WINGAS using applied mathematics (more information can be found at: optimierung.math.uni-goettingen.de/pilz/pilz5/). Further lectures will follow: for example, Dr. Gerhard König: "More Energy - Together: The Experiences of a German-Russian Joint Venture" on Monday, 29 November 2010 (information: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/61454.html), Arkadius Binia on "Project Development and Project Management in the context of Gas Storage Facility Construction" on 24 January 2011 within the master lecture "Power Systems and Energy Management" as well as Johannes Bravidor: "Pricing a European Call Option on Crude Oil" on Wednesday, 26 January 2011 within the lecture "Derivatives" (Professor Olaf Korn).    
European energy provider WINGAS GmbH & Co. KG is active in natural gas trading and distribution in Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial firms and power plants. Since 1990 WINGAS has invested more than 3 billion Euros in the development of a natural gas transport and storage infrastructure. WINGAS TRANSPORT pipeline network, which is over 2,000 kilometers long, connects the major gas reserves in Siberia and in the North Sea to the growing markets in Western Europe. In Rehden in North Germany, WINGAS has the largest natural gas storage facility in Western Europe - with a working gas volume of over four billion cubic meters, and the company also participates in Central Europe's second largest storage facility in Haidach, Austria. Additional natural gas storage facilities are currently being built in Great Britain and Germany in order to secure the supply of natural gas in Europe.
 
European energy provider WINGAS GmbH & Co. KG is active in natural gas trading and distribution in Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria, the Czech Republic and Denmark. Its customers include municipal utilities, regional gas suppliers, industrial firms and power plants. Since 1990 WINGAS has invested more than 3 billion Euros in the development of a natural gas transport and storage infrastructure. WINGAS TRANSPORT pipeline network, which is over 2,000 kilometers long, connects the major gas reserves in Siberia and in the North Sea to the growing markets in Western Europe. In Rehden in North Germany, WINGAS has the largest natural gas storage facility in Western Europe - with a working gas volume of over four billion cubic meters, and the company also participates in Central Europe's second largest storage facility in Haidach, Austria. Additional natural gas storage facilities are currently being built in Great Britain and Germany in order to secure the supply of natural gas in Europe.

Your contact

Königstor 20
34117 Kassel
Phone: +49 (0) 561 99858-0
E-mail: presse[at]wingas.de

Your contact

Königstor 20
34117 Kassel
Phone: +49 (0) 561 99858-0
E-mail: presse[at]wingas.de