|MEEA 2008 and Annual Reception|
The Winners of the sixth edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) were announced on Friday December 5th at a reception hosted by the Chamber of Engineers. The event was supported by Malta Enterprise and the awards were presented by Perit Chris Falzon, CEO of Malta Enterprise and Inġ Helga Pizzuto, President of the Chamber of Engineers.
The MEEAs provide national recognition to individuals and organisations who have achieved outstanding engineering accomplishments. Three awards are given annually, one for Innovation, one for Leadership and one for Life Time Achievement.
This year’s award for Innovation was awarded to Engineering for Science and Industry (ESI) who demonstrated outstanding skill and engineering competence in overcoming technical challenges that had never been tackled before on the local scene. ESI have won this award for implementing a continuous flue gas monitoring system on both the Delimara and Marsa power station chimneys.
Another two projects, one by Playmobil Ltd and another by Go plc were shortlisted for the same category. Playmobil Ltd was shortlisted for the implementation of component recognition amalgamated with robotic integration onto their printing machinery. GO plc was shortlisted for the implementation of Digital Television broadcasting across the Maltese islands by using multiplexing technology which provides a high quality output to consumers.
The second award presented on the evening, the Award for Leadership went to the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions. The Group represents some 300 members and for the past forty years has been dedicated to the promotion of the engineering profession and to the dissemination of knowledge related to engineering through regular activities, expert presentations and site and technical visits to various sites around Malta and Gozo.
The award for Lifetime Achievement was awarded to Thomas Galea who throughout his career as entrepreneur and consultant has contributed significantly to the advancement of the engineering profession in Malta. Galea is best known as the man who alongside his brother runs Megabyte. Thomas Galea is a skilled, multi-tasking engineer whose untiring application and inventiveness raised both the prestige and standards of the engineering profession in the Maltese islands.
In her closing address Inġ Helga Pizzuto President of the Chamber of Engineers, thanked all participants for their efforts and for their participation in the Awards.
|Last Updated on Friday, 12 December 2008 11:15|