19 October 2015
By Tom Collins
Belgooly engineer Anthony Heery has been shortlisted for the ‘Chartered Engineer of the Year Award’, sponsored by Arup, as part of the national Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2015, it has been announced.
Heery has been recognised for his project which focuses on developing better performance in Offshore Wind Turbine systems in terms of cost and capability.
A number of other Cork engineering projects have also been shortlisted for the awards including the Clonakilty Wastewater Treatment Plant, the Cork Coca-Cola Zero Bike Share Scheme and the Cork Institute of Technology for innovation in engineering education. Professor Jerry Murphy of UCC and Brendan Meaghar of Keith Tully BAM Contractors are also shortlisted entries in the ‘Best Paper/Presentation Award’ category sponsored by Beale & Company and Griffiths & Armour.
Winners of the various categories of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2015 will be announced at the award ceremony on November 6 in the InterContinental Hotel in Dublin.
In what is the sixth year of the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, the event has grown from six award categories in 2010 to 13 award categories in 2015, with two new categories this year and a record number of entries.
“The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards are going from strength to strength, with this year marked by more entries than any year previously. In particular the number of entries for Engineering Project of the Year is the highest to date which is great to see,” said Caroline Spillane, Engineers Ireland Director General.
“The number of Cork entries shortlisted this year shows the engineering ingenuity and creativity that is a feature of the region. Overall we are seeing the high calibre of entries reflecting the evolving nature of contemporary engineering, with projects this year from a variety of engineering disciplines from the traditional areas of civil, roads and transport to technology, energy and environmental. The increased number of projects based in Ireland also illustrates the upturn in the economy and the scope of our engineering industry. Along with all the other shortlisted candidates, I wish the talented people behind these Cork projects the best of luck on November 6,” she added.
The winner of this year’s awards will be announced on November 6 at the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards in InterContinental Hotel in Dublin. For further information about the Awards and to vote for the Engineering Project of the Year log onto http://www.engineersireland.ie/awards/excellence-awards.aspx.