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July 7 - 2019

Jelle Straub: My Internship at OPRA Turbines

n May this year, Jelle Straub joined OPRA Turbines as an intern in the Finance & Administration Department. We caught up with Jelle to find out more about his experience at OPRA Turbines. Read what he shared with us below:

I choose OPRA Turbines to apply for an internship as I had received a good recommendation from my old mentor. During my initial interview with Robbie Greving (Manager Finance and Administration) and Roland Pross (Financial Accountant) I immediately felt enthusiastic about OPRA as a company and was delighted to complete my internship here.

There are several reasons I have enjoyed my internship experience at OPRA Turbines. Firstly, the work environment has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Besides contact with my direct colleagues within the Finance & Support department, I have also been able to engage and work with colleagues from other departments.

As an intern I liked a lot that OPRA allowed me to explore and get involved with additional tasks outside of my daily activities. There is so much to learn here, and you never fall in a monotonous routine. OPRA has employees from all over the world and the fact that most colleagues do not speak Dutch helped me to develop my English language skills.

Finally, I got to be involved with the OPRA We Care campaign. During the month of June, I biked the Elfsteden tocht with my dad. The fact that I could share this achievement with my colleagues at OPRA while hearing what the others did made me realize how much I value the social activity and connections within the company.

What I appreciate a lot from my time at OPRA, is my internship coach Roland. He has provided me with the freedom to plan my own working day but is also available for any questions I may have. His guidance has been very helpful to me, and this kind of support is something you might not find very often.

It was a good choice to have my internship at OPRA Turbines.

Jelle Straub, intern at the Finance & Support Department at OPRA

 

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Oct 09
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE MIAC, 9-11 October 2019

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at MIAC from 9-11 October 2019 in Lucca, Italy. Visit Booth 129 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine within the paper industry. Andrea Poleschi, EIL Srl Commercial Director will participate in the conference panel on October 10th from 15:00-15:30.

Oct 15
CONFERENCE Greentech In Shipping USA, 15-16 October, 2019

Anshuman Pandey, Segment Manager Marine at OPRA will be presenting “Powering the maritime with low emissions and fuel flexible gas turbines” on 16th October,  from 11:15 – 11:40 during Greentech In Shipping USA.

Oct 15
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE ME RoTIC, 15-17 October 2019

OPRA will be exhibiting at ME RoTIC, Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase, from 15-17 October 2019 in Dubai, UAE. Visit Booth C6 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine. Maarten Toevank, Segment Manager Oil & Gas at OPRA will be presenting “Flare Gas To Power: Closed Loop Enhanced Oil Recovery With Gas Turbines” on 16th October, session 4 from 14:30 – 15:00.

Nov 05
EXHIBITION CIIE, 5-10 November 2019

OPRA will be exhibiting at CIIE, China International Import Expo, from 5-10 November 2019 in National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai, China. Visit Booth 3C9-003 to discuss with our team and find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.

Nov 27
EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE EMEX, 27-28 November 2019

Our sales partner EIL Srl will be exhibiting at EMEX, The Energy Management Exhibition, from 27-28 November 2019 in London, UK. Visit Booth D40 to find out more about the OP16 Gas Turbine.