Amr Hegazy

Renewable Energy Engineer

Nantes
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EDUCATION

Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France                                                                                                                                           (Expected graduation: September 2020)

MSc. in Offshore Renewable Energy Systems (Double Degree) (http://master-rem.eu/)

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree “Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment”, organised by three universities:

  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (First semester)                                                                                                                    (September 2018 – January 2019)
  • University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain (Second semester)                                                                                                          (February 2019 – July 2019)
  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France (Second year)                                                                                                              (September 2019 – September 2020)

 

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt                                                                                                                                                            (September 2013 – June 2018)

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Overall Grade: First class honours degree (88.51%, ranked 10th in a 500-student class).
  • Dissertation Project: Design and Manufacture a solar-powered adsorption chiller for cooling and water desalination system purposes.

 

EXPERIENCE

Laboratoire de recherche en Hydrodynamique, Énergétique et Environnement Atmosphérique (LHEEA)                                      (February 2020 – August 2020)

  • Working on my master thesis about “Dynamics of wind turbines far-wakes and its correlation with the incoming atmospheric turbulence” to investigate the link between the upstream flow and the wakes downstream to increase power production and reduce fatigue problems.

 

Intern, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Glasgow, Scotland, UK                                                                                                   (December 2018 – December 2018)

  • Spent a week in SSE’s Glasgow office and learnt about different aspects within the turbines package such as EIA for consents and planning, single line diagram of the project and the wind turbine arrays, weather forecasting and weather windows for decision making related to operation and maintenance, and risk assessment and quality management.

 

Part-Time engineer, E.MECHANIX Design office, Alexandria, Egypt                                                                                                            (July 2018 – September 2018)

  • Participated in different tasks such as modelling and dimensioning of Heat Exchangers as per TEMA standards, and selection and sizing of piping system as per ASME B31.3

 

Intern, Engineering Consultants Group S.A (ECG), Egypt                                                                                                                                 (June 2017 – December 2017)

Six-Month internship in the construction of a chemical plant in Wadi El-Natroun owned by Obegi for Chemical Industries and Polymers

  •   Inspection of the construction phase by comparing the P&IDs with the pipe isometrics and the erection installation
  •   Validate materials supplied by the contractor
  •   Process piping pre-fabrication, erection, NDT and hydrostatic tests
  •   Static & Rotating equipment installation and erections “Centrifugal, Mono Pumps & Blowers”

 

AquaPhoton Academy, Alexandria, Egypt                                                                                                                                                                         (July 2015 – July 2016)

  • Mechanical Design Engineer – Designing and Manufacturing of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

 

ACADEMIC PROJECTS

  • Experimental testing of a floating offshore wind turbine in the wave tank of Ecole Centrale de Nantes
  • Conceptual design of a floating platform for NREL 5-MW wind turbine
  • Investigation of the dynamic response of catenary mooring lines for an FPSO using DeepLines software
  • Study of the hydrodynamic response of a floating offshore wind turbine using NEMOH BEM solver
  • Developing a code to for hydrodynamic loads in different sea states on a monopile using Morison equation and DNV standards.
  • Numerical simulation of a tidal turbine using MATLAB and Q-Blade
  • Simulation of the hydrodynamic loads over an offshore structure using STAR CCM+
  • Numerical simulation of the airfoil of the DTU 10-MW reference wind turbine with trailing-edge flaps using STAR CCM+
  • Determination of a design load case for a fixed offshore wind turbine in the North Sea using IEC standards
  • Developing a code for site assessment in the Balearic Sea using R for potential wind turbines installation
  • Met-ocean climate characterisation to produce an offshore operation plan for the deployment of floating offshore wind turbines
  • Design of a shell and tube heat exchanger using HTRI

 

SKILLS

  • Software: MATLAB, Octave, R, ANSYS Fluent, Star CCM+, DeepLines, Diodore, Q-Blade, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office.
  • Languages: Arabic (Native)                                  English (Fluent, C2)                                  French (Intermediate, B1) (Currently learning)

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Played for the Egyptian national field hockey team for 6 years where I participated in the World Cup, and 2 African Cups
  • Team Captain of Smouha club in Egypt for 13 years
  • Played for Western Wildcats club in Scotland, and HC Nantes in France

Expérience

February 2020 – August 2020

Intern à Laboratoire de recherche en Hydrodynamique, Énergétique et Environnement Atmosphérique (LHEEA), Nantes, France

Working on my master thesis about “Dynamics of wind turbines far-wakes and its correlation with the incoming atmospheric turbulence” to investigate the link between the upstream flow and the wakes downstream to increase power production and reduce fatigue problems.

December 2018 – December 2018

Intern à Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Spent a week in SSE’s Glasgow office and learnt about different aspects within the turbines package such as EIA for consents and planning, single line diagram of the project and the wind turbine arrays, weather forecasting and weather windows for decision making related to operation and maintenance, and risk assessment and quality management

July 2018 – September 2018

Part-Time engineer à E.MECHANIX Design office, Alexandria, Egypt

Participated in different tasks such as modelling and dimensioning of Heat Exchangers as per TEMA standards, and selection and sizing of piping system as per ASME B31.3

June 2017 – December 2017

Intern à Engineering Consultants Group S.A (ECG), Egypt

Six-Month internship in the construction of a chemical plant in Wadi El-Natroun owned by Obegi for Chemical Industries and Polymers
– Inspection of the construction phase by comparing the P&IDs with the pipe isometrics and the erection installation
– Validate materials supplied by the contractor
– Process piping pre-fabrication, erection, NDT and hydrostatic tests
– Static & Rotating equipment installation and erections “Centrifugal, Mono Pumps & Blowers”

July 2015 – July 2016

Mechanical Design Engineer à AquaPhoton Academy, Alexandria, Egypt

Mechanical Design Engineer – Designing and Manufacturing of Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

Formation

September 2019 – September 2020

MSc. in Marine Renewable Energy à Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Nantes, France

Second year of an ERASMUS Master’s degree program in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment (REM).

Courses covered:
– General concepts of Hydrodynamics.
– Water waves and sea states modelling.
– Wave-structure interactions and moorings.
– Experimental Hydrodynamics.
– Numerical hydrodynamics.
– Marine Renewable Energy.
– French language and culture.

February 2019 – July 2019

MSc. in Marine Renewable Energy à University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain

Second semester of an ERASMUS Master’s degree program in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment (REM).

Courses covered:
– Ocean wave energy and offshore wind energy assessment.
– Environmental conditions for marine renewable concepts.
– Advanced fluid dynamics modelling for marine engineering applications.
– Computational fluid dynamics for turbulent flows.
– Theoretical and numerical aspects in fluid dynamics and turbulent flows.
– Operations and Maintenance of Marine Energy Arrays.
– Integration of renewable energy into the electricity system.
– Operation of transmission and distribution networks.

September 2018 – January 2019

MSc. in Marine Renewable Energy à University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

First semester of an ERASMUS Master’s degree program in Renewable Energy in the Marine Environment (REM).

Courses covered:
– Marine Renewable Energy systems.
– Physical model testing for offshore renewable energy.
– Corrosion and Fatigue application in offshore industry.
– Introduction to Finite Element Analysis of offshore wind structures.
– Environmental Impact Assessment.
– Energy Economics.

September 2013 – June 2018

BSc. in Mechanical Engineering à Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

A 5-year degree in Mechanical Engineering covering a wide range of topics:
– Fluid Mechanics.
– Thermodynamics and heat transfer.
– Mechanical Design.
– Internal combustion engines.
– Gas Dynamics.
– Introduction to Control Theory.
– Introduction to Mechanical Vibration.
– Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning.
– Introduction to Hydraulics and Pumps.
– Environment and Renewables.
– Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Stations.
– Design of Thermal Equipment.
– Electrical Machines.
– Electrical Power and Electronics.
– Tribology.