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CVE and partners win international award for RapidWeld project

Posted on 12 Mar 2024 and read 708 times
CVE and partners win international award for RapidWeld project CVE and partners celebrate winning at the International Energy Awards — organised by the Energy Institute

Cambridge Vacuum Engineering (CVE), a world-leading specialist in power beam welding technologies, triumphed at the Energy Institute’s International Energy Awards 2024, which took place on 29 February at the Grosvenor House, London, winning a prestigious award for its involvement in the ground-breaking RapidWeld project. CVE and the partners it worked with on RapidWeld were crowned overall winners in the ‘Technology Award’ category, fending off competition from five other shortlisted businesses.

Every year, the prestigious International Energy Awards recognise companies and technologies that are supporting the transition to ‘net zero’ and/or extending universal access to energy. The RapidWeld project saw CVE work alongside industry partners including SSE Renewables, DNV, Sif Netherlands BV, Agile NDT and The Welding Institute. Together, the consortium fast-tracked the production of an offshore wind turbine monopile foundation destined for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm by harnessing CVE’s innovative Ebflow technology. During RapidWeld, CVE demonstrated that it is possible to weld monopiles far quicker than current methods. It also proved that Ebflow uses 90% less energy, costs 88% less, and produces 97% less CO2 emissions.

Groundbreaking welding systems

Bob Nicolson, managing director at CVE, said: “Along with our partners, we are delighted to have been recognised by the Energy Institute. The success of RapidWeld is testament to the relationships we forged across the consortium, the power of our Ebflow technology and CVE’s dedication to developing groundbreaking welding systems that can address the complex challenges faced by the energy industry. RapidWeld was an exciting project to work on and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of technological advancements in the energy sector with many more projects to come.”

Now in its 25th anniversary year, the International Energy Awards attract entries from businesses worldwide that are championing more sustainable ways of working. Winners were decided by an elite judging panel including some of the biggest names in the energy sector such as Dame Angela Strank.

The Energy Institute is the chartered membership body for professionals working globally across the energy sector. A registered charity, the Energy Institute provides the skills, knowledge and good practice needed to protect the environment during operations and to advance the global energy transition required by the climate emergency.

CVE is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and has regional offices in Beijing, China and Massachusetts, USA, as well as a global network of agents.