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11 October 2019

Winner of the SMI Donald Maxwell Award 2019 Announced!

Jordon Dobson, a student at the Newcastle University, was awarded this year’s Donald Maxwell Award at the Society of Maritime Industries AGM Luncheon.

The award is given for the best third year degree project from a UK resident student undertaking their study on a degree accredited by The Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST).

IMG-9563Jordon received a cheque for £500 and his certificate from the President of the SMI Board Mr Archie Bethel.

Judging was undertaken by SMI Board member Mr Terry Sloane, Managing Director of Planet Ocean, Mr Kevin McLeod RCNC, Maritime Engineering Director of BAE Systems and Corinne Jeffrey, Chair of People and Organisational Transformation Board of QinetiQ. Jordon’s paper most impressed the judges and was on the topic of The implementation of smart grid technology on ships for the optimisation of Cold Ironing systems”.



About the Donald Maxwell Award:

Donald Maxwell was the first Secretary and Director of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) predecessor organisation the British Marine Equipment Council.  Following his death in 1978, the Donald Maxwell award fund was created and in 1989 the funds were transferred to the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for administration. 

About The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI):

SMI is the voice of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which design, build, refit and modernise ships, and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security & safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.  

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