Having won the Innovation in
Sustainable Engineering Award and an Excellence Award and been named
the Overall Winner by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia in
May 2012, the SeaUrchin project competed against 42 finalists comprising some
of Australia's largest and most complex engineering projects for the national
awards. These included: Sustainable solutions for the
Glenfield commuter car park entered by Transport for NSW; Westfield
Sydney project entered by Hyder Consulting; Metricon Stadium
entered by Arup and the Control System for Brisbane's North-South (Clem 7)
Bypass Tunnel entered by UGL Pty Ltd.
In such outstanding company ( http://www.excellenceawards.org.au/finalists.html
), Elemental Energy Technologies (EET) and its
partners, ATSA Defence Services, e3k and RPC Technologies, were very proud
recipients of a National Engineering Excellence Award.
"ATSA Defence Services is very
proud to have played a key role in the SeaUrchin™ Project" said ATSA's
Engineering Director Darren Burrowes. "ATSA provided a highly effective
engineering development team that designed the SeaUrchin™ generator, developed
the prototype and completed proof-of-concept and performance trials". Overall
Project Management was provided by ATSA using skills and capabilities developed
as an SME working on provision of support for strategic capabilities to the
Royal Australian Navy.
ATSA Engineering Director Darren Burrowes with joint-entrants Michael Urch (EET), Tony Caristo and Pierre Gouhier (RPC) and Ray Hope in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra after receiving the National Engineering Excellence Award.