ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 finalists announced

The finalists for the ITA Tunnelling Awards 2017 have been chosen. The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, has evaluated all submittals and 30 will now participate in the second evaluation stage to determine the winners from the nine categories. The finalists are:

MAJOR PROJECT OF THE YEAR-MORE THAN €500 MILLION

Confederation LRT Line Canada
Dehli Metro Phase 3 expansion India
Tehran Metro Line 6 Iran
Doha metro Qatar

PROJECT OF THE YEAR-BETWEEN €50 MILLION AND €500 MILLION

MTR Shatin to Central Link (SCL) – C1103 Diamond hill tunnels HK- China
Tunel Emsor Poniente II Mexico
Citybanan Norrströmstunneln

Blue Plains Tunnel

Sweden

USA

PROJECT OF THE YEAR-UP TO €50MILLION

Fjaerland Hydro power plants Norway
Tunnel Kennedy Chile
Southwark to City of London deep cable tunnel UK

TECHNICAL PROJECT INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Implementing BIM Concepts to Karavanke Tunnel Slovenia
Trenchless construction of pedestrian underpass using rectangular box jack tunnel boring machine Singapore
Construction of bifurcation section of underground expressway. Application of enlargement of TBM tunnel Japan

TECHNICAL PRODUCT / EQUIPMENT INNOVATION  OF THE YEAR

Strength monitoring using thermal imaging (SMUTI) UK
Automatic drilling jumbo Finland
Rowa train – self driving trackless supply logistic system Austria
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
ITO metro Station India
Anacostia River tunnel, Washington DC USA

SAFETY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Telemach cutterhead disc robotic changing system HK-China
BSCU SCL radial joint System UK
MineARC’s Guardian Remote Monitoring and diagnostics for refuge chambers Australia

INNOVATIVE UNDERGROUND SPACE CONCEPT OF THE YEAR

Bostanci Intermodal Hub (Turkey)
Cavern Master plan of Hong Kong – Unlock hidden land resources for sustainable city development (HK/China)
Underground cemetery in tunnels (Israel)

YOUNG TUNNELLER OF THE YEAR

Juan David Herrera (Colombia) Colombia
Roberto Schuerch (Switzerland) Switzerland
Tobias Andersson (Norway) Norway
Michele Janutolo Barlet (France) France
Antony Bauer (USA) USA

The event will be held on the 15th November, a special one-day event dedicated to the presentation of the finalists’ projects followed by a banquet and the award ceremony.

The awards will take place during the AFTES Congress held from 13th to 16th November.

Launched in 2015 by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, the first two ITA Tunnelling Awards’ featured more than 450 attendees and 200 candidacies.

SHARE THIS STORY: Hotmail
  • Terratec Herrenknecht Robbins VMT Normet CREG Minova World Tunnel Congress