The list of finalists disclosed

Since the first edition in 2015 by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, the first fourth editions of the ITA Tunnelling Awards gathered already nearly 1,000 attendees and more than 310 candidacies.

A few months before the event, the judges have examined the submitted candidacies and selected a list of finalists for each of 8 categories.

The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Jinxiu (Jenny) Yan, has concluded its deliberation and based on the detailed evaluation, 32 entries have been chosen as finalists and will participate in the second evaluation stage to determine winners.

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

Project nameCountry
The EPC TBM Follo Line ProjectNorway
The Seoul Metropolitan High-Speed Railway(Suseo~Pyeongtaek) Construction Project(Yulhyeon Tunnel)South Korea
Tuen-Mun - Chek Lap Kok Link - Northern Connection Subsea Tunnel SectionHong Kong, China
Wuhan Sanyang Road Yangtze River Tunnel ProjectChina

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

Project nameCountry
Construction of two parallel tunnels for the Mexico City - Toluca suburban railwayMexico
New Badaling Tunnel and Great Wall Station of Beijing-Zhangjiakou High-speed RailwayChina
Regional Connector Transit ProjectUnited States of America
SCL Immersed tube tunnelsHong Kong, China
The New Ulriken TunnelNorway
Victory Boogie WoogietunnelNetherlands

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

Project nameCountry
Finsbury Park Station Step Free AccessUnited Kingdom
Modernization of the Vladivostok tunnel of the Far Eastern RailwayRussian Federation
Outram Park Linkway Tunnel (Thomson Line)Singapore

For the category "Technical Project Innovation of the year"

Project nameCountry
Innovation and Application of New Single-hole Double-line Quasi-rectangular Shield Tunnel Technology SystemChina
Intersecting and Overlapping (Twisted) Tunnel Group Construction Technology for Tianjin Metro Lines 5 and 6 Lot 1China
Rapid Construction Technology for Large Cross-section Extremely Gassy TunnelChina
Toulouse Line A underground stations extensionFrance

For the category "Technical Product/Equipment Innovation of the year"

Project nameCountry
ARCHITA, an innovative multi-dimensional mobile mapping systemItaly
Autonomous TBMMalaysia
Tunnel Inspection 4.0 – Smart Tunnel Maintenance using Artificial IntelligenceSwitzerland

For the category "Innovative Underground Space Concept of the year"

Project nameCountry
Building Large Prefabricated Urban Underground Space with Small TBMs for Subsection UndercuttingChina
SNWA Low Lake Level Pumping Station - UndergroundUnited States of America
Underground Green FarmingSwitzerland

For the category "Safety Initiative of the Year"

Project nameCountry
Air Quality Working Group: An industry-first collaboration on silica dust controlAustralia
An Automatic Geological Forward-prospecting Technique Safeguarding TBM TunnelingChina

For the category "Young Tunneller of the Year"

Project nameCountry
Amanda KerrUnited States of America
Elliot James FernSwitzerland
Sun FengChina
Yutaka OkudaJapan