The ITA tunnelling awards 2017 winners 2017

The 9 winners of the 3rd edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards:

  • > Major Project of the Year (over 500M€): Doha Metro - Qatar
  • > Tunnelling project of the year (50-500M€): MTR Shatin to Central Link (SCL) – Hong Kong, China
  • > Project of the year – up to 50M€: Fjærland Hydropower Plants - Norway
  • > Technical Project Innovation of the Year: Construction of bifurcation section of underground expressway – Japan
  • > Technical Product/Equipment Innovation of the year: Strength monitoring using thermal imaging – United Kingdom
  • > Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Anacostia River Tunnel Project - USA
  • > Safety Initiative of the Year: Telemach Cutterhead disc robotic changing system – Hong Kong, China
  • > Innovative Underground Space Concept of the Year: Cavern Master Plan – Hong-Kong, China
  • > Young Tunneller of the Year: Tobias Andersson – Norway
  • > The Lifetime Achievement Award: Prof. Einar Broch

Since 2015, the international competition "the ITA Tunnelling Awards" seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking international innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and underground space utilization. The two first editions of the ITA Tunnelling Awards received more than 200 entries and 64 nominations, rewarded 21 projects and personalities and gathered more than 450 attendees.

Through 9 categories and 1 Lifetime Achievement Award, the ITA Tunnelling Awards is becoming an international standard for tunnelling projects. This edition, the event took place in Paris, November the 15th, during the congress of AFTES (French Association of Tunnelling and Underground Space). After 2 days of congress and technical conferences, the Awards ceremony was a grand finale and offered a vibrant Parisian evening at famous Salle rd Wagram, rhythmed by a French cabaret. With more than 450 attendees for the 3 edition, the ITA Tunnelling Awards is becoming a new “rendez-vous” for the global tunnelling industry.