|High Level Submissions at Engineering Awards|
Abertax, MITA, the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta and Ing. Vince Magri were the winners of this year’s Engineering Excellence Awards, an annual event organised by the Chamber of Engineers. Held on Wednesday 7th December at St. John Cavalier, the 10th edition included awards in three categories: Innovation, Leadership, and Lifetime Achievement.
During his speech, Dr. Said remarked that although most of the technology based businesses in Malta are small operations, this does not disqualify them from being creative and commercially astute. “These awards aim to emphasise innovation and effectiveness in order to allow smaller companies to compete on an equal footing with larger ones and to provide a benchmark of excellence from which the industry can learn,” he stated.
The award for Innovation was presented to manufacturing company Abertax, for the creation of a central degassing release system for “stop and go” automotive batteries. According to EU legislation, all cars manufactured from 2013 onwards will be required to comply with a stop and go operation. This will create a heavy demand on car batteries in their load handling capabilities. The AGM batteries will be required to have a central degassing system, which will allow the gases generated from within the batteries to be guided to a central channel and led safely outside the vehicle.
On the other hand, MITA has undertaken a challenging project to implement an Enterprise Data Centre. The primary objective behind such investment is to provide a cost-effective ICT hosting environment which is sufficiently scalable, secure and resilient to meet the forecasted long-term hosting capacity of the Information Systems requirements of Government. The standard level accomplished has been accredited internationally, attaining the highly recognised and sought after International Accreditation from the Uptime Institute for the TIER III Data Centre Design, the only Data Centre in Malta to attain such an accreditation.
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:49|