Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Sixth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  March 5, 2020 at 10:12 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday March 4, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel presented the sixth edition of the Prince Friso Engineers Awards at the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy in Delft.
The award this year went to Bas Reedijk, Head of Water Department at BAM Infraconsult, that “As department head, Reedijk was intensively involved in various projects, including the development of the XblocPlus , an innovative concrete breakwater element suitable for long, straight structures such as the Afsluitdijk. He also developed the flexible cribs , stone sleepers that guide rivers in the right direction”.
Bas Reedijk was awarded becaus is “as an enthusiastic engineer. He likes to work with young people and wants to inspire these young engineers. He not only has an eye for aesthetics, but also for the climate and the ecological consequences for the sea and practical applicability”.
The Royal Institution of Engineers (KIVI), the Dutch Association of Professional Engineers, presents the award annually to engineers who “excel in innovation capacity, entrepreneurship, personality and social impact”.
Since 2015, the award has been called the Prince Friso Engineers Award in honor of the Prince who studied Mechanical Engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of California at Berkeley (USA) and from 1988 aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Delft. Prince Friso received his engineering degree in 1994, and was a member of the Royal Institute of Engineers.
Prince Friso died on August 12, 2013 after an accident occurred in February 2012 at the ski resort of Lech, Austria when he was victim of an avalanche.

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3 Responses to Princess Beatrix and Princess Mabel Attend Sixth Prince Friso Engineers Awards

  1. Alexandra Romanov Rodrigues Cuco says:

    great engineers is the support of constrution

  2. Pamela Traves says:

    Lovely Pictures of Princess Mabel of Orange and the Family!!

  3. Richard Silver says:

    Princess Beatrice still looks as beautiful as she always has. Truly one of the great monarchs of the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st Century

    She was not just the queen of the Netherlands, but she was The Unofficial grandmother of all the children and the Netherlands.

    Today most monarchs are generally beloved by the people they rule, but having been to the Netherlands several times and to see just how the Dutch feel about their monarchy that’s specifically Queen Beatrice I know that there’s a greater warmth and love between her and her people.

    She was wise to retire early as is the custom in the Netherlands, both because she deserved to enjoy her later years unencumbered by the responsibility I’m leader of the great country.

    But even in that case she’s very wisely and successfully left us was King William why I’m sure along with his beautiful queen will serve the Dutch very well.

    I pray the queen Beatrice has a very happy long and enjoyable retirement surrounded by her grandchildren and other friends and supporters.

    Richard silver, a proud American who truly respects and honors a great woman Queen Beatrice

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