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Engineers scoop EESW award
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Budding engineers from Pembrokeshire College are on a high after picking up the award for ‘Best Working Prototype’ at the recent Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) Awards and Presentation Day.
Held at Celtic Manor, the students were among more than 60 schools and colleges to take part in this annual event encouraging young people to pursue careers in engineering.
Currently studying on the Pathway to Apprenticeship course supported by Dragon LNG, the students produced a working prototype and detailed report for a monitoring and control system for the Fire Water Pump House isolation valve pit.
For the students, Elliott Llewellyn, Jack Dalkin, Hatti Sonley, Byron Phillips and Sam Dolling, the event gave them the opportunity to showcase their design which presented a solution to the real world brief set by Dragon LNG. Once implemented, this will enable the valve pit to be kept free of water, improving operability and life expectancy for the valves with the additional facility to send a high level alarm to the control room should a high water level be reached for any reason.
Jo Lewis from Dragon LNG, who oversaw the work of the students, commented: “This is the first time that we have been involved with the EESW scheme and we are very proud of the standard of work produced by both our groups. This could not have been achieved without the excellent level of support provided by Dragon LNG staff, especially Steve Edwards, who was the supporting Engineer for the Electrical Team above, and Melo La Rosa who was the supporting Engineer for our Process Team.”
This popular annual event was hosted by Rebecca John from the BBC and supported by the Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister of Wales who gave an inspirational address encouraging students to embrace their talent for engineering and encourage it to grow and develop in the future. The First Minister also went on to thank all the local companies, on whom the scheme relies, for setting research and development briefs related to real industrial problems for the teams of students to develop viable solutions.