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DATE: 21 December 2012

The Chamber of Engineers (CoE) was pleased to note the recent investment made by Methode Electronics. During the announcement, President and CEO Donald Dua highlighted Methode’s capabilities in engineering, design and manufacturing systems, which have led the company to be selected to produce a technologically advanced sensor at the Malta plant.

In meetings with political party leaders earlier this year, the Chamber reaffirmed that research and development in Malta should be further developed by industry. This would facilitate eventual commercialisation of resulting developments. The Chamber stresses that every effort should be made to make research in industry more attractive to the entrepreneur. In this regard the Chamber encourages the setting up of technical support centres made up of professional engineers from various disciplines together with other supporting professionals to engage and support the smaller industries and businesses which do not afford their own R&I facilities.

The CoE also emphasises that more intensive efforts are required to attract high technology and engineering industries to invest in Malta. Such industries are normally associated with more long-term high-value added jobs at various organisational levels and generate a higher rate of economic activity and growth.

The Chamber of Engineers commends Methode for being a role model in bringing R&I to its local plant and for illustrating the tangible initiatives being promoted by the CoE. The Chamber encourages other firms to follow this company’s example and assures them that it will continue to do its very best to support them by raising and maintaining a top notch local engineering professional standard.

 
High level projects awarded at Malta Engineering Excellence Awards 2012

 

Professor Joseph Mifsud, Ing. Carmel Cuschieri and Hoter Ltd were the proud winners of the 11th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) 2012.

Over 250 engineers and guests attended this year’s ceremony, which is organised annually by the Chamber of Engineers (CoE). The MEEAs are an opportunity to recognise the capabilities of engineers in Malta, and is a flagship event of the CoE. CoE President Ing. Saviour Baldacchino and Lieutenant Commander William Woytyra, representing the United States Embassy presented the awards.

The award for Industrial Excellence was awarded to Hoter Ltd, run by Ing. Marco Cremona of Sustech Consulting.  Ing. Cremona has invented, built and tested the HOTER process leading to the development of the world’s first sewage-to-potable water plant for hotels and large commercial buildings. The HOTER process meets all the 1st class and 2nd class water needs of a hotel, safely and reliably, with the product water from the process meeting and exceeding EU Drinking Water standards.

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CoE in discussions with Engineering Board on Engineering Act

The Chamber of Engineers and the Engineering Board have met on a number of occasions, in order to discuss the Engineering Act. Arising from these discussions, a Legal Notice listing changes to the Engineering Act was recently compiled by the Engineering Board and published.

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Workshop: Green Business Trends: Carbon Footprint

The  Chamber of Engineers in collaboration with the Malta Institute of Management (MIM) are organising a 1.5 hour workshop titled: ‘Green Business Trends: Carbon Footprint’ by Mr. Sérgio Teixeira Santos, Director ‐ E‐Mission, Portugal (http://www.e-missionneutral.com/en/) which will be held on Monday 12th November 2012 between 18:00h-19.30h at the Professional Centre, Sliema Road, Gzira.

This event is free for CoE and MIM members, other participants can attend at Euro 5 payable at the door.

For further information please click here.  For registration click  here.

 

 
CoE participating in MCCAA Committee on National Standard for PV systems

The CoE has expressed its concern about the quality, reliability and safety of the PV installations being installed in Malta. Consequently it had commissioned Ing. Tony Muscat and Ing. Ray Vassallo to prepare a draft Code of Practice (COP), which would guide owners, engineers and installers on how these installations should be set up. The objective was that this COP would be forwarded to the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) for accreditation.

Subsequently, the Malta Resources Authority (MRA) circulated an electric circuit diagram of a recommended typical installation, also airing certain concerns about the protection of users and people who might be maintaining these systems.

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