The award is for a team that has played a critical role in a major engineering project that has had a substantial impact on society and sustainability.
Recipients from recent years
North Sea Link Interconnector Project
NSL enables the primary renewable energy sources of each country to offset the intermittency in power supply of the other. Norwegian power generation is primarily sourced from hydropower plants connected to large reservoirs, with the water levels in these reservoirs subject to weather conditions, leading to variable energy supply in different seasons and years.
MAST- U Upgrade project
The engineers behind the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST-U), the UK’s national fusion experiment based in UKAEA’s Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, have received the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Major Project Award for 2021. MAST-U is a pivotal step towards achieving commercially viable fusion power plants and a future source of clean, safe and plentiful energy.
The Queensferry Crossing
The Queensferry Crossing was taken from inception to completion in just 10 years. Widely hailed as an all-around success, it broke engineering records while coming in 65% under its original budget.
Shah Deniz 2 Project
The engineers behind the Shah Deniz 2 project, delivering gas from Azerbaijan to Europe direct for the first time, have received the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Major Project Award for 2019 for their collaboration to deliver this complex major offshore, onshore and pipeline gas development project.
The Ordsall Chord
The engineers behind The Ordsall Chord, a new railway line connecting Manchester’s Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road stations for the first time, are the recipients of Royal Academy of Engineering’s Major Project Award for 2018 in recognition of the collaboration, skill and engineering flair necessary to deliver such a complex, multidisciplinary feat of railway engineering.