American Welding SocietyExtraordinary Welding Awards Program The rewards of advanced welding achievements touch our lives daily. These technological marvels should be recognized and celebrated! www.aws.org/extraordinary or call (800) 443-9353
Extraordinary Welding Award Categories • Historical Welded Structure Award • Outstanding Development In Welded Fabrication Award
Structure Must Be 35 Years + Nominations Valid For Two Years Any AWS Member Can Make A Nomination Considered by Past Presidents Committee Historical Welded Structures
Technological Advancements are Recognized Nominations Valid For One Year Any AWS Member Can Make a Nomination Considered by Past Presidents Committee Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Structures
Past Recipients of Historical Welded Structure Award USS KIDD (DD-661) • Launched February 28, 1943. Known as the “Pirate of the Pacific. • Designated a Historical Welded Structure May 17, 2003 - Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Past Recipients of Historical Welded Structure Award USS Nautilus (SSN 571) • Keel laid by President Harry S. Truman - Electric Boat Shipyard, Groton, Connecticut June 14, 1952. • September 30, 1954, NAUTILUS is first commissioned nuclear powered ship in the U.S. Navy. • Designated a Historical Welded Structure August 11, 2001 in Groton, Connecticut.
Past Recipients of Historical Welded Structure Award Hoover Dam-Penstock System • Constructed by Babcock & Wilcox in 1932. • Fabricated from 45,000 tons of steel and welded into 3 miles of pipe. • Designated a Historical Welded Structure December 3, 2002 - Barberton, Ohio.
Past Recipients of Historical Welded Structure Award Sludwia Bridge - Poland • 1st all-welded bridge in the world! • Constructed in 1929. • All joints manual welded. • Designated a Historical Welded Structure - April 6, 1995 - Lowicz, Poland.
Past Recipients of Historical Welded Structure Award Soviet Combat Tank- Russia • First produced in 1946 and production began in 1947. • It is still in use by over 55 countries, and can be found in most areas of the globe. • Designated a Historical Welded Structure September 21, 1995 - Kiev, Ukraine
Past Recipients of Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award Trans-Alaska Pipeline • 800 miles of pipeline completed May, 1977 by the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company. • 66,000 manual welds, 42,000 automatic double joint welds, moves 13 billion barrels of oil. • Designated a Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication, November 16, 2002
Past Recipients of Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 • Demonstrated unprecedented reliability in surpassing 4,000 flight test hours without a single in-flight shutdown or engine stall event • Two F119-PW-100 engines power the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, the U.S. Air Force's new stealth fighter. • Designated a Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication, September 21, 2001 - East Hartford, Connecticut
Past Recipients of Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award Gateway Arch - St. Louis • The Gateway Arch towers 630 feet above the banks of the Mississippi River. • It is one of three firsts in the history of engineering in the U.S.A. • Designated a Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication, July 23, 1998, St. Louis, Missouri.
Past Recipients of Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award External Tanks - NASA Space Shuttles • Largest & heaviest (when loaded) element of the space shuttle. It has 3 parts: forward liquid oxygen tank, unpressurized intertank (contains most of the electrical components) and the aft liquid hydrogen tank. • It is 153.8 feet long and has a diameter of 27.6 feet. • Designated a Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication, June 16, 1998, Huntsville, Alabama.
Past Recipients of Outstanding Development in Welded Fabrication Award Tokyo Tower • One of the world’s tallest free standing welded steel structures, weighing 4,000 metric tons. • Construction completed in 1985 by Takenaka Corporation at a cost of 2.8 billion. • Part of the “World Federation of Great Towers.” • Currently used as a broadcasting tower.
Additional Recipients of Extraordinary Welding Award • USS Little Rock: Buffalo, New York • SS John Brown: Baltimore, Maryland • USS Missouri: Honolulu, Hawaii • USS Yorktown: Charleson, South Carolina • USS Intrepid: New York, New York • USS Lexington: Corpus Christi, Texas • USS the Sullivans: Buffalo, New York • SS Jeremiah O’Brien: San Francisco, California: September 21, 1995 • USS Stewart: Galveston, Texas: April 12, 2001 • USS Slater: Albany, New York: May 19, 2001 • USS Becuna: Groton, Connecticut: April 11, 2001 • USS Albacore: Portsmouth, New Hampshire: October 3, 2000 • SS American Victory: Tampa, Florida: December 13, 2000 • USS Harry S. Truman: Norfolk, Virginia: 1998 • Mr. Charlie: Morgan City, Louisiana • USS Alabama: Mobile, Alabama: October, 1996 • USS Drum: Puget Sounds, Washington: October 1996 • Sludwie River Bridge: Poland: April 6, 1995
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