ES Group became a partner of the final of All-Ukrainian Essay Contest held by Ukrainian Nuclear SocietyZaiets Ilona
“Energy Safety Group” (ES Group) again became a partner to the All-Ukrainian Essay Contest-2022 “Nuclear Energy and the World”. The ES Group technical director Oleksandr Mazurok, together with the leading scientists of the country – representatives of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, the Institute for Nuclear Research and the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, entered the jury of the contest.
The contest has been held for many years by the Ukrainian Nuclear Society in partnership with the Ukrainian nuclear power plants, with higher education institutions of nuclear studies, as well as with leading companies and organizations of the nuclear industry. The purpose of the essay contest is to attract schoolchildren and young generation to deepen and popularize knowledge about nuclear energy, nuclear physics, to support the gifted youth seeking to expand their worldview regarding the nuclear industry in Ukraine and the world, and to help in career guidance for high school students.
The essay topics included the impact of military aggression and hostilities on the territory of Ukraine on the operation of nuclear power plants and enterprises of the nuclear industry, the study of the nuclear reactor core, the possibility of using nuclear energy for digital power stations and systems, the balancing of the electric power system with nuclear power plants. In addition, the contest participants highlighted the issue of nuclear power plant safety and the impact of nuclear energy on the environment, as well as they analyzed the place of nuclear energy in world economies and its development trends.
Commenting on the course of the Contest final, Oleksandr Mazurok expressed sincere admiration for the Ukrainian schoolchildren, who, despite the severe conditions of the war in Ukraine and continuous shelling by the russians, have approached writing their essays in a deep and thoughtful manner. He invited students to choose technical specialties that are in great demand in nuclear industry and arena. “After all, because of the war in Ukraine and the rejection of russian oil and gas, the world nuclear industry received a significant impetus for development. Many countries have announced their intentions to build nuclear generating facilities. And that is why nuclear specialists – both for science, for the nuclear industry, and for the operation of nuclear installations – are in demand today. We are waiting for everyone to joint the nuclear industry, since this is a very wide area for professional activities”, said the ES Group technical director.