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Extraordinary General Meeting outcome

Ing. Saviour Baldacchino has been reinstated President of the Chamber of Engineers following a secret vote on a motion passed by the Chamber members during the Extraordinary General Meeting of the 6th February 2014.

 
Annual General Meeting 2014

The Annual General Meeting for 2014 will be held on Friday 28th February 2014 at 5.45pm at the Professional Centre, Gzira.

As you are aware, the Council  had introduced the postal voting system for the CoE elections 2013. The aim was to encourage more members to participate in the election of the Council Members of the Chamber. This system proved to be successful.

Members are advised that nominations for Council elections 2014 closed on 24th January.The voting document, together with an explanatory letter, will be sent by  post two weeks prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Voting documents that are submitted by post must be returned to the Chamber of Engineers by latest noon of the 25th February.  All voting documents will be placed in a sealed box and opened only during the AGM at the counting stage of the election.

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Emergency General Meeting 2014

Further to the Council communication of the 19th December 2013, regarding the change of President of the Chamber, an Emergency General Meeting will be held prior to the AGM on 6th February 2014 at 17:30hrs at the Professional Centre, Gzira.

The Emergency General Meeting shall have the following procedure:

  1. Introduction by Council to explain the reasons why decisions were taken as per letter of the 19th December 2013.
  2. The proposers of the request for an EGM to explain the rationale of their request.
  3. Ing. Baldacchino to report on the situation leading to the communication of the 19th December 2013.
  4. Council to report on the situation leading to the communication of the 19th December 2013.
  5. Discussion on items 1 to 4 of the procedure.
  6. Motions, amendments and counter motions. These should be submitted in writing to the General Secretary, duly proposed and seconded by the 3rd February 2014.

The Council urges all members to attend this Emergency General Meeting. Kindly note that as per Statute, only current 2014 members would be eligible to participate.

 
High level projects awarded at Malta Engineering Excellence Awards 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water Services Corporation, Inġ Ryan Xuereb and Mr Carmel Azzopardi were the proud winners of the 12th edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) 2013, hosted by His Excellency Dr George Abela, President of Malta at the Verdala Palace.

Over 270 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. His Excellency Dr George Abela, President of Malta and CoE President Inġ. Saviour Baldacchino presented the awards.

The award for Industrial Excellence was awarded to Water Services Ltd. The company was recognised for its efforts in reducing infrastructural leakages as well as increasing efficiency in its reverse osmosis plants. This has lead to a reduction of 26,000 tonnes per year of CO2 and containment of costs which has allowed water prices to remain stable. The corporation’s research and engineering solutions in water re-use were also a determining factor in the final decision.

The Leadership Award went to Inġ. Ryan Xuereb.  Following his graduation from the University of Malta with a B.Eng.(Hons.) degree, Ryan held several positions within the local manufacturing and renewable energy sectors in Malta and Gozo. In a joint project between Econetique Ltd, Alurwind Ltd and with the support of the University of Malta, he spearheaded a new project involving the design and manufacturing of a self-adjusting vertical axis wind turbine product. The design of this new product has been awarded the World International Patent Organization award for innovation in 2013. This was only possible through the leadership skills of Inġ. Xuereb.

Mr Carmel Azzopardi was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Mr. Azzopardi started his carrier in the ship repair industry at Malta Drydocks which saw him consolidate his position in the marine industry over the years with roles both locally and in Libya. Eventually he assisted in setting up the Electrical Quality Control section for Malta Shipbuilding .  In more recent years, he worked within the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Electrical Power Department at the University of Malta. Today, he is  retired but continues to collaborate as a part time Senior Lab Officer on research and development of hardware for undergraduate and post graduate students’ projects.

During his address, CoE President Inġ. Baldacchino noted his satisfaction that the MEEAs give the Chamber the opportunity to recognise engineering excellence in the presence of the largest gathering of professional and prospective engineers. He mentioned that this year's edition brings to a close the celebrations related to the 50th year since the first engineering degree course was introduced at the University of Malta.

In conclusion Dr John Betts, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Malta and H.E. Dr George Abela, President of Malta addressed those present. His Excellency noted that the introduction of the Engineering course coincided with an important milestone of Malta's journey as an independent nation. From the onset it was realised that Malta could only stand on its own two feet if local professional technical skills were developed.

Nominees and winners were congratulated for their high level submissions and were encouraged to continue with their excellent work.

This year’s edition of the MEEAs 2013 was supported by Bank of Valletta and Citadel Insurance.

 
CoE participates in Discover University Open Week

The Chamber of Engineers took part during Discover University Open Week held recently. Chamber Vice President Ing. Ray Vassallo  gave a presentation in the Engineering Pavilion (situated in front of the University Canteen). CoE members were invited to attend, together with their families.

The Chamber of Engineers held an information session regarding the Maltese engineering profession. The topics discussed included a brief history of how engineering became recognized as a profession in Malta. Current and future challenges were another point of discussion as well as the role of the Chamber of Engineers in this context.

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