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International Tunnelling Awards shortlist announced

The shortlisted entires for this year’s International Tunnelling Awards have been announced ahead of next month’s awards ceremony in Hong Kong.

The International Tunnelling Awards team said there had been “an unprecedented level of entries — both in terms of quality and quantity”.

The overall winners will be announced at a specially organised awards ceremony in Hong Kong on Thursday 1 December 2011.

The judges said it was “a challenging feat” to analyse and decide upon the shortlist. Tables are already selling quickly for this must-attend event — click here to secure your place today.

The shortlist

Tunnel Design Firm of the Year

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Halcrow Group
  • Mott MacDonald

Tunnelling Contractor of the Year

  • Dragados
  • Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA
  • Jay Dee Coluccio Taisei & Jay Dee Coluccio JVs
  • Strukton Afzinktechnieken
  • VINCI Construction Grands Projets UK

Tunnel Advisor of the Year

  • Geo-Design Consulting Engineers
  • Halcrow Group
  • Juan Jacobo Schmitter, Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA)

Programme Manager of the Year

  • Anil Kumar Banka, Gati Infrastructure
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff 

Technical Innovation of the Year

  • Arup, REHAU & Züblin: Tunnel Energy System for Segmental Lining
  • Atlas Copco: Boomer XE4 C
  • Sacramento County Regional Sanitation District/Hatch Mott MacDonald/URS: Intergrated Corrosion Protection Liner on Upper Northwest Interceptor, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Metrostav: Low Temperature Grouting on the Hedinsfjardargong Project, Iceland
  • Obayashi Corporation: Ultra Rapid Under-Pass (URUP) Method
  • Strukton Afzinktechnieken: Revolutionair Immersion Methode

Tunnelling Project of the Year (< $100m)

  • 4Delivery/Southern Water - Cleaner Seas for Sussex Scheme
  • Gall Zeidler Consultants - Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project - Extension of Silver Line Metro to Dulles International Airport
  • Rijekaprojekt - Pecine Tunnel in Rijeka, Croatia
  • SA Water Corporation and AdelaideAqua D&C Consortium - Adelaide Desalination Project
  • Taylor Woodrow BAM Nuttall Joint Venture - Tottenham Court Road Station Upgrade for London Underground
  • Züblin Australia - Southern Seawater Desalination Plant- Microtunnelling and Supply of Jacking Pipe

Tunnelling Project of the Year ($100m - $1bn)

  • Arup / DSD / DNJV - Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel
  • Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) - Metro Line 12, Mexico City
  • Jay Dee Coluccio Taisei & Jay Dee Coluccio JVs - Brightwater West and BT3C Projects
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff - East Side Combined Sewer Overflow (ESCSO) Tunnel Project, Willamette River CSO Tunnel Program
  • Skanska VINCI - Hallandsås Project - East Tunnel - Sweden
  • Ssangyong Engineering & Construction - Contract 921 - Design & Construction of Stations and Tunnels at Rochor and Little India for Downtown Line Stage 2
  • TT2 - New Tyne Crossing

Major Tunnelling Project of the Year (over $1bn)

  • Bamtonnelstroy, Russian Railways, Stroy-Trest, Lenmetrogiprotrans - Combined traffic and rail road Adler - «Alpika - Servis» alpine resort
  • Locobouw JV (VINCI Construction Grands Projets, MBG, CEI-de-Mayer, Wayss & Freytag)- Liefkenshoek Rail Link Project - Anterwerpen, Belgium
  • Shanghai Changjiang Tunnel & Bridge Development - Shanghai Changjiang Tunnel Project
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year
  • Pacific Hydro - The Chacayes Run of River Hydroelectric Project, Chile
  • Skanska VINCI - Hallandsås Project - East Tunnel - Sweden
  • TT2 - New Tyne Crossing Environmental Agenda

Safety Initiative of the Year

  • Forum8 & BMIA - G’VAL
  • John Holland - Evolution Behavioural Safety Programme
  • Kapsch TrafficCom - AlVis - Alarm Visualisation
  • Skanska Balfour Beatty Joint Venture - Zero Harm on the M25 A1(M) Hatfield Tunnel Refurbishment Project, on behalf of the Highways Agency
  • Tunnel Skills Forum - Tunnel Locomotive Driver Certification Scheme

Young Tunneller of the Year 

  • Mario Arturo Aguilar Tellez, Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA)
  • Alvin Chan, Dragages Nishimatsu JV
  • Ruby Chan Sin Ping, Smec Asia
  • Cameron Chin Ka Wai, Dragages Hong Kong
  • Lázaro Romero Zamora, Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA)
  • Simon Stephenson, Mott MacDonald

Lifetime Achievement

  • To be announced on the night

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