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Econetique Sponsors Engineering Projects at University of Malta
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During academic year 2014-15, the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering of the University of Malta’s Faculty of Engineering has further strengthened its collaboration with Econetique Ltd, a Maltese renewable energy company. 

Ing. Emmanuel Francalanza and Ing. Paul Refalo have together supervised two final year engineering students, Ms Katya Bezzina and Mr Julian Cefai, whose projects were sponsored by Econetique. Both projects aimed at supporting Econetique in the manufacturing of an innovative vertical axis wind turbine. Ing. Ryan Xuereb, managing director of Econetique, commented that 'such collaboration provides the opportunity for industry to work closely with academia, and for the students to apply their studies to a real case scenario.'

Ms Bezzina focused on process selection and factory layout design while Mr Cefai applied sustainable manufacturing strategies to the Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining of the metal components of the turbine.  

Econetique sponsors Engineering Projects at University of Malta
left to right:
Ms Katya Bezzina, Ing. Emmanuel Francalanza, Ing. Ryan Xuereb, Mr Julian Cefai, Ing. Paul Refalo


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