Chamber of Engineers & The Energy and Water Agency hold the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards 2021

The 20th Edition of the Malta Engineering Excellence Awards (MEEA) were successfully held on Friday 3rd December 2021 at St John Cavalier in Valletta.

The MEEA 2021 was organized by the Chamber of Engineers in collaboration with the Energy and Water Agency and held under the Distinguished Patronage of H.E. Dr George Vella, President of Malta.

Following the opening address by Inġ Malcolm Zammit, President of the Chamber of Engineers, and Mr. Manuel Sapiano, COE of the Energy and Water Agency, awards have been presented for three categories; the Industrial Excellence Award which is awarded to organisations and/or individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their projects, the Maurice Debono Lifetime Achievement Award, which is awarded to individuals who have been committed throughout their career to the advancement of engineering and the profession in Malta, and The Energy and Water Sustainability Award, issued by The Energy and Water Agency for projects having a significant impact on energy and water usage.

The nominees for the Industrial Excellence Award were Abertax Ltd, Carlo Gavazzi Ltd, and FMCore Ltd in collaboration with Mater Dei Hospital. The Industrial Excellence Award 2021 was awarded to Carlo Gavazzi Ltd, for their innovative project; High Dynamic Motor Starter (patented), which is a self-learning soft starter for single phase ac induction motors, with innovative soft starting capabilities.

The Maurice Debono Lifetime Achievement Award was presented by the President Inġ. Malcolm Zammit and Activities Secretary and MEEA 2021 Chairperson Inġ. David Scicluna Giusti, to Inġ. Joseph Victor Camilleri Inġ. Camilleri is an electrical engineer, and active member of the Malta Group of Professional Engineering Institutions (MGPEI), with a successful career spanning various sectors, such as measurement systems, telecommunications and medical fields and covering multiple projects of relevance to national and international infrastructure.

The nominees for the Energy and Water Sustainability Award were James Caterers Ltd, Mizzi Estates Ltd and Palumbo Shipyard Ltd. The Energy and Water Sustainability Award 2021 was awarded to James Caterers Ltd, for their ‘Sustainability from Inception Project’ implemented through The Food Factory facilities.

The awards for the Best Final Year Project sponsored by Bank of Valletta, was also presented on the night, for the respective streams of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Information and Communication Technology. The nominated students for the Mechanical Engineering stream were Mr Christian Stewart, Ms Katrina Degiorgio and Mr Matthew John Vella, whilst Mr Jean Callus, Ms Emma Fenech and Ms Nicole Bonnici were nominated for the Electrical Engineering stream. The nominated students for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) stream were Ms Ylenia Cini, Ms Francesca Chircop and Mr Mark Saliba. The respective award winners were Ms Emma Fenech, Ms Katrina Degiorgio, and Ms Francesca Chircop.

The President of Malta, H.E Dr George Vella, concluded the award ceremony with an inspirational recorded speech whereby he reviewed the fundamental role for the engineering profession in Malta and the impact that engineers make on people’s quality of life, highlighting how many sectors depend on the work of engineers and how these need to be sustained going forward.

The MEEA 2021 celebrated the achievement of students, engineers and organisations, and has promoted engineering excellence in Malta in terms of innovative and sustainable solutions. The Chamber of Engineers and The Energy and Water Agency congratulate all the award winners and participants for their contribution towards engineering and society.

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