Global biopharmaceutical company BioMarin has been announced as the overall winner of the 2022 MEETA Asset Management Awards. 

Fionn Roche, graduate engineer, support services, BioMarin, was presented with the perpetual Salmon of Knowledge trophy for his project on improvements in reliability centred maintenance (RCM) methodology, which examined maintenance strategies to optimise the performance of maintenance programmes at BioMarin. The output of this programme will drive the design of new systems on site and over time, this new RCM format will allow for more innovative ideas to take precedence.

Fionn Roche is pictured with John Power, president of Engineers Ireland (left) and Bernard Yore, ESS Group CEO, ESS Ltd and Eirdata Ltd (right) at the MEETA Asset Management Awards.

Hosted by Engineers Ireland’s MEETA Asset Management Society and sponsored by ESS and Eirdata Ltd, the annual MEETA Asset Management Awards celebrate excellence in the fields of maintenance engineering and asset management. In addition to awarding the overall winner, six awards were presented to maintenance and asset management professionals and students.

The winners of the 2022 MEETA Asset Management Awards are as follows:

  • MEETA Student Award: Student Overall Winner: Dean Clarke, TU Dublin

Project: Enhance the maintainability of air handling units by developing a quick release system for EC fan motors

  • Best Practice and Innovation in Maintenance Management Award: MSD CARLOW. (John Byrne, Neill Boyle, James Byrne, Gary Power, Mike Rose, Tom Povanda)

Project: Maintenance, Reliability, & Industry 4.0; How to make it work to support delivery of Critical Business Objectives and Life Saving Medicines

  • Best Practice in Technology and Asset Information Management Award: SMIDDY IMSC Ltd

Project: Remove risk of process contamination (Seal)

  • Safety in Maintenance and Asset Management Award: David Halpin and Ciarán Finnerty of BMS Cruiserath

Project: Digital LOTO

  • Skills & Workforce Award: Ciarán Finnerty, BMS Cruiserath

Project: Talent Pipelining

  • Best practice in Environmental Control as applied to Maintenance and Asset Management Award: Nathy Gilligan and Tony Brew, OPW

Project: Environmental Guidance – Drainage Maintenance & Construction

John Power, president of Engineers Ireland, said: “The MEETA Asset Management Awards showcase the outstanding  achievements of maintenance and asset management professionals and students across the country. I would like to extend my congratulations to all of those who have been presented with awards and in particular, Fionn Roche, the overall winner and recipient of the perpetual Salmon of Knowledge trophy.

“The MEETA Asset Management Awards play an important role in promoting innovation and excellence in maintenance. I would like to thank ESS and Eirdata for their continued support and I applaud the MEETA Asset Management Society for their dedication and hard work.”

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