Five engineering projects have been selected to represent the top engineering initiatives undertaken in the fields of innovation, sustainability, buildings and structures, and infrastructure in 2021.
Engineers Ireland is now asking you to vote for your top engineering project featured in the series for the Engineering Endeavour of 2021 Award. Watch the videos below and cast your vote today!
The Load Reduction Device, developed by marine engineering specialists Dublin Offshore to support offshore wind development. In addition to cost savings of over €300m for a 1GW project, the device is set to reduce the risk of mooring failure and will bridge the gap between the cost of floating and fixed offshore wind
Dunderrow Solar Farm, the largest solar farm in the Republic of Ireland, developed by Eli Lilly Kinsale and Enerpower. The annual power generated by this solar farm is equivalent to the power consumption of Kinsale town. The solar farm allows Lilly to reduce its annual use of electricity from carbon sources by almost 6GWH and its carbon footprint by 2,350 tonnes
The Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project, which has connected 20,000 homes and businesses to the drainage scheme and has ended the practice of discharging the equivalent of 40,000 wheelie bins of raw sewage into Cork Harbour every day. This project by Irish Water has also greatly improved the amenity value of the Cork Lower Harbour for the surrounding communities of Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Crosshaven, Passage West, Monkstown, and Cobh town
The L12 Heat Pump, the world’s largest solid state, zero emission heat pump developed by Exergyn, a Dublin-based creative clean-tech company. This heat pump is currently the only refrigerant free, and carbon neutral alternative to vapour compression technologies and is putting Ireland to the forefront of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) industry
The National Children’s Hospital Concrete Frame, a structurally ambitious and intricately engineered frame which forms the heart of the new Children’s Hospital in Dublin. From exposed concrete finish elliptical columns, to twenty metre tall inclined columns, the frame, developed by Kwik RC Frames and BAM Ireland, is vast in scale and incorporates innovative construction methodologies
Aisling Hahessy, a Senior Structural Engineer with Arup, also features in the series having been chosen by Engineers Ireland’s Officers as the Engineer of the Year in recognition of the impact and contribution of her work on communities both in Ireland and overseas
Cast your vote and help decide what project will be awarded the accolade of Engineering Endeavour of 2021.
Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday, 10 December. Votes cast outside of this time period will not be counted.