The shortlist has been published:

For the category "Major Project of the Year" (with a budget over 500 M€)

Project nameCountry
Jinjiazhuang Spiral tunnel project of Yanqing to Chongli expresswayChina
John Holland CPB Ghella Joint Venture Tunnelling and Station Excavation Works for the Sydney Metro City & Southwest ProjectAustralia
Ryfast – Construction of the world’s longest sub-sea road tunnelNorway

For the category "Project of the Year" (with a budget between 50 and 500 M€)

Project nameCountry
Chinatown Station of the Central Subway Program - San FranciscoUnited States of America
Large scale underpass using multiple construction methods at Banxuegang hightech-city in Shenzhen,China
Micangshan Tunnel on G85 ExpresswayChina
Uma Oya Multipurpose Development ProjectSri Lanka

For the category "Project of the year incl. Renovation" (with a budget up to 50 M€)

Project nameCountry
FEDRO’s Tunnel Renovation Method – renovation of a non-reinforced primary lining using night shifts while keeping all traffic lanes open during the daySwitzerland
Lower Otta Hydropower ProjectNorway
The Integration of Subway Station Construction and Ecological Environment Protection in Complex EnvironmentChina
Züblin - Nord Stream 2 Trenchless Shore Crossing (Micro Tunnel)Germany

For the category "Technical Innovation of the year"

Project nameCountry
An Innovative Automated Geological Forward-prospecting Technique Mounted on Hard-rock TBMChina
An Innovative GB-InSAR System for Real-time Tunnel Face Safety MonitoringItaly
Innovative digital condition assessment of Brunel brick tunnelsUnited Kingdom
Laser-guided system for conventional tunnellingSpain

For the category "Overcoming the challenge"

Project nameCountry
89.3℃ Ultra-high Ground Temperature Treatment for Sangzhuling Tunnel in Nyingchi-Lhasa Section of Sichuan-Tibet RailwayChina
Chengdu-Guiyang High-speed Railway—Yujingshan Mountain Tunnel Crossing Giant Karst Cave and Underground RiverChina
High performance EPB excavation in mixed face and variable ground with up to 7 bar groundwater pressureMexico

For the category "Oddities of the underground"

Project nameCountry
The Spiral Tunnel (Drammen)Norway
Tunneling in the service of archaeologyIsrael

For the category "Innovative and Contributing Underground Spaces"

Project nameCountry
Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves PadurIndia
Shenzhen Chegongmiao Integrated Traffic Hub ProjectChina
Union Square Market Street Station - Battered Drilled Shafts as Permanent Ground SupportUnited States of America

For the category "Young Tunneller of the Year"

Project nameCountry
Dimitrios LitsasGreece
Josh BarryAustralia
Laurence DelplaceBelgium
Qingfang LiuChina
Sandeep Singh NirmalIndia


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