Reference Number: CON-030

Master Thesis: Potential of HVDC technology as part of hydrogen infrastructure

Aachen, Cologne, Munich


What we do - And why!

FEV Consulting provides unique, client-oriented advisory services through the combination of years of experience in top management consulting and the technical expertise of the FEV Group. Our deep knowledge, of the automotive and aviation industries in particular, enables us to find innovative solutions for the complex challenges faced by our clients.


Hydrogen is becoming a crucial part of the mobility transition. To bring hydrogen-based propulsion to competitiveness hydrogen production needs to be expanded, prices need to decrease and supply chains need to be established internationally. This master thesis targets the evaluation of technical and economical potential of high voltage direct current infrastructure combined with local hydrogen production in the EU (and North Africa).

Your tasks:

  • Demand-side and supply-side market evaluation
  • Technical design and economical calculation of an initial HVDC grid to link relevant supply and demand sites
  • calculation of average hydrogen production costs


  • Study of Electrical Engineering or a related field of study, ideally with focus on HV technologies and/or infrastructure operation
  • Interest in sector coupling

What we offer

Corporate culture: 

From the very beginning, you will have a mentor and the freedom to grow personally and professionally, because we live an appreciative and contemporary corporate culture. In addition to time-outs during our table tennis or kicker tournaments, there are also regular team and company events. Friday beer or BBQ Lunches on the roof terrace also speak for our close team network.


Diverse career prospects: 

Your career path is clearly defined and tailored to you. An open feedback culture and various internal and external training opportunities allow you to discover and perfect your strengths. Regular feedback meetings and project evaluations give you the opportunity to reflect on your work and development.


Work-life balance: 

Satisfied employees perform outstanding work. That's why we give you the freedom to contribute to the company in a flexible and self-organized way. The high project diversity including on and off-site presence as well as compensatory days or remote work ensure the necessary framework to combine professional and private life.


Additional benefits: 

30 days of vacation, capital-forming benefits, employee discounts, or sabbaticals are also available to our colleagues.

Sina Aumann
FEV Consulting GmbH

Phone: +49 160 746 3685

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