The 2018 Asian Games event has been completed a few weeks ago, but in terms of achievement it seems that it does not for Indonesia, now Indonesia is back to making achievements in the field of shipping hydro modelling technology. This achievement was achieved by a team consisting of University of Indonesia (UI) students who are members of the Hydromodelling Technology and Workshop (HTW) UI at The 5th Edition of Hydrocontest 2018 in France. This annual competition was generally in the form of a ship racing contest which was attended by 28 teams from 12 countries.
The UI team was ranked second in the world for the Long Distance Race category, then reached the top eight in the Lightweight race (20 kg load) and the top 12 in the Heavyweight race (200 kg) category.
As for Long Distance Race, the category that was outperformed by the UI team, as reported by Teknika FTUI, is a race category that requires ships to pass as many tracks as possible within an hour. The team consisting of 14 students was Mufty Noer Aulia who was also the Hydros UI team leader, Vania Juliani Utami, Nabila Alifani, Azizah Nilam Wandira, Bayu Anugerah Pratama, M. Fa’iq, Vidi Wardhana, M. Aziz Murdianto, Naufal Muhadzib Rafif , Alvin Raditya Putra, M. Fuad Syahrudin, M. Akbar, Haekal Dwiputera, Aprian Hidayat and Narenda Putra Dipta.
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The competition held in Saint Tropez, Plage des Canebiers, France which is one of the best beaches took place from 2 September 2018 to 9 September 2018 ago, and is a competition that focuses on the use of marine energy that is environmentally friendly and energy efficient.
According to the Chairman of HTW UI 2018, Arma Amin, as reported by Teknika FTUI, that this achievement is a proud achievement and certainly not easy to achieve.
The 2015 Mechanical Engineering student said that HTW UI had participated in this competition since the last 3 years. In 2017, the HTW UI team succeeded in occupying fourth place in the Heavyweight category, seventh position in the Lightweight category and 9th in the Long distance category. So, the increase to second place for the Long distance category is very satisfying.
It’s very proud, yes. Unable to give up and keep trying to progress turned out to produce satisfying results. Moreover, building a ship is not an easy thing at all. The potential of young Indonesian children is no longer doubtful! Especially, Indonesia is no longer in doubt! Especially, Indonesia has a vision to be the world’s maritime axis.