ITA Tunnelling Awards 2016: List of Finalists disclosed

On November 10 and 11, 2016, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) is presenting the second edition of its ITA Tunnelling Awards. Participation has been highly competitive this year, with 98 entries from 25 countries competing for awards in nine categories. The judging panel with 17 experts, chaired by ITA President Tarcísio Celestino, concluded the review of entries in July; 33 entries have been selected as finalists.

Selected Finalists

Major project of the year with a budget over 500 million euros

Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit (KVMRT), tunnelling works

The New Guanjiao Tunnel on Qinghai-Tibet Railway (China)

Singapore Power cross-island cable tunnel project (Singapore)

Central-Wan Chai Bypass and Island Eastern Corridor Link ­–
Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Section (Hong-Kong; China)

Tunnelling project of the year

with a budget between 50 and 500 million euros

Downtown Line stage 3, contract 937, construction of
Fort Canning station and tunnels (Singapore)

Venda Nova Ill repowering project (Portugal)

Urban rail transit line 9, tunnel and underground engineering
in Shenzhen City (China)

Outstanding project of the year

with a budget up to 50 million euros

Tunnel for Xinzhuang Station–Jimingsi Station of
Nanjing Metro Line 3 (China)

The Stigberg Garage (Sweden)

Hongqihegou metro station, Chongqing (China)

Renovation/upgrading project of the year

Vauxhall Station upgrade project, London (UK)

ECOMINT/Tectoproof CA – Rive de Gier Tunnel (France)

ION Orchard Link – upgrading of underground link between
Orchard MRT station and Tang Plaza (Singapore)

Technical innovation of the year

Sprayed concrete linings waterproofed with sprayed
bonded membranes (Norway)

Large diameter shield tunnelling in pure sands with
hybrid EPB shield technology (Brazil)

Uphill Excavator (UK)

Automatic Inspection Vehicle (AIV) for Singapore North-South, East-West cable tunnels (Singapore)

Sandvik geoSURE – realtime on-board rock mass analysis
system (Finland)

Environmental initiative of the year

The Emscher Project – Back to Nature! (Germany)

Underground waste deposit concept, Boliden Odda (Norway)

Stendafjellet rock quarry and underground waste disposal site (Norway)

Safety initiative of the year

The TunnelSAFE Multi-Service Vehicle refuge chamber (Australia)

Total Safety Management Framework (Singapore)

ABSIS – Activity Based Safety Improvement System (Singapore)

Innovative use of underground space

Jurong Rock Caverns (Singapore)

Underground waste depositing at Odda (Norway)

Stendafjellet rock quarry and underground waste disposal site (Norway)

Young tunneller of the year

Marlísio Oliveira Cecílio Junior (Brazil);

Mehdi Bakhshi (USA);

Derek Eng (Malaysia) ;

Jinnie Oh (Singapore);

Jiang Chao (China);

Senthil Nath G T (Singapore)


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