Royal HaskoningDHV’s Graduate Civil Engineer, John-James Gallagher, took home the Rising Star award at last night’s Mersey Maritime Industry Awards.
The award sets out to recognise individuals who represent the foundation of a dynamic and highly skilled workforce. John-James shared the honours with Lauren Kemp from Beech Group, who also took home the award.
The industry recognition follows a year of significant growth for the company’s maritime business. Royal HaskoningDHV’s office in Liverpool are supporting the delivery of major maritime civil engineering projects around the world, including the Grand Cayman Cruise Terminal, a world-class and globally competitive Maritime Yard project in Saudi Arabia, and the design for a land reclamation project in the Philippines for the Manila Bay Cruise Terminal.
They are also involved in a string of projects locally, including the design of the Liverpool Cruise Terminal.
John-James, Graduate Civil Engineer, spoke about his win: “It feels great to be a winner. Mersey Maritime has members in all kinds of maritime businesses, so having your work recognised is quite overwhelming. I’m grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had over the last two and a half years to get involved with projects and initiatives that I enjoy.
“Truthfully, this award is testament to RHDHVs culture for innovation and encouragement, and I’m no more deserving of it than any of the other rising stars I finished the graduate LAUNCH scheme with!”
The MMIAs are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime and the awards recognise the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry in the North West.