The title of Electrical Power Engineer of the Year goes to Merko
On 15 October, the Estonian Society for Electrical Power Engineering announced the best in the field last year. The title of Electrical Power Engineer of the Year was awarded to Steve Sulev, project manager at Merko’s electricity division, who was recognised for the successful planning and construction management of several important objects.
In recent years, Steve has been the project manager for the construction or reconstruction of more than ten major and minor substations. The most important works have been the reconstruction of the Saare 110 kV substation, the construction of the Kiini 110/20 kV substation and the renovation of the Kuusalu 110 kV substation, as a result of which the security of electricity supply for many electricity end users has improved in the region. The work has been done for both Elektrilevi and Elering.
The Kiini substation, built under Steve’s leadership, was chosen by Elektrilevi as the best construction site in the category of regional and power distribution substations this summer. The Kiini substation, which is rather small in size, is a very important part of the Balticconnector project, which connects the Estonian and Finnish natural gas transmission networks – the substation will power Balticconnector’s Puiatu compressor station.
Steve’s colleagues have high regard for him as a capable leader who always has a thorough and well-thought-out vision for realising his objectives. Steve is a good example of professional development and career building in the field of electrical power engineering – he started as a technician in the electrical works department, was promoted over time to an electrical works manager and today outstandingly plays the role of project manager in the Merko electrical works department.
The Estonian Society for Electrical Power Engineering (ESEPE) is an association of companies, engineers and students in the field of electrical power engineering, which was established in 1992 and brings together stakeholders in the field of power plants, power lines, power systems and electricity supply. The aim of the Electrical Power Engineer of the Year competition organised by ESEPE is to raise awareness of the importance of the field of electrical power engineering in Estonia and to express public recognition to the promoters of the profession.