Engineers Ireland has revealed the seven shortlisted candidates for the Engineering Project of the Year Award 2012. The public is invited to vote for their favourite project, and the winner will be announced on 9 November in the Four Seasons Hotel in Dublin.
The Engineering Project of the Year award was open to entries from all disciplines of engineering and industry sectors, and candidates were asked to highlight the particular influence or benefit the engineering in the project has on society.
An online public vote will now be run in conjunction with Engineers Ireland’s media partners The Irish Times, Silicon Republic and the Engineers Journal, in order to decide the winner.
“The standard of entries in 2012 was extremely high, and I’d like to congratulate the seven shortlisted projects which feature an outstanding variety of Irish engineering," said John Power, director general of Engineers Ireland.
“This competition is further proof of the positive impact Irish engineering has on the island and why Ireland needs to produce more engineers who can use their skill to benefit society.”
“All the projects have in their own way significantly improved the communities in which they are based and we now call on the public to get behind their chosen entry and vote to decide Ireland’s Engineering Project of the Year” 2012.
The shortlisted projects this year are:
- Cill Rónáin Harbour, Inis Mór
- Clonmel Flood Relief Scheme
- Etihad Skyline Croke Park Stadium
- Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre
- Michael O’Shaughnessy Bridge
- Portrane/Donabate/Rush/Lusk Waste Water Treatment Scheme
- Titanic Belfast
Photo: (Left to right) MC for the Excellence Awards 2011 ceremony, Mary Kennedy; Pat O’Doherty, chief executive designate, ESB; Tim Ahern, NRA, award sponsor; Noel O’Keeffe, Cork County Council, accepting the the Engineering Project of the Year Award on behalf of RPS/Carillion; and Engineers Ireland director general John Power, chartered engineer