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Tunnelling awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the inaugural International Tunnelling Awards was published this week.

It features 41 projects, products and firms which highlight the creativity, innovation and teamwork in the industry around the globe.

The awards have been organised by NCE with support from the International Tunnelling Association and the British Tunnelling Society with an international panel of judges chosen to reflect the global nature of the business.

Winners of the nine award categories will be announced at a lunch in London on 8 December at which the cream of the tunnelling world will gather to celebrate the success.

The judges are International Tunnelling Association (ITA) president In-Mo Lee, British Tunnelling Society chairman Bob Ibell, chairman, Halcrow global tunnelling director and ITA past president Martin Knights, Lovat president Rick Lovat and NCE editor Antony Oliver.

  • To book a table at the International Tunnelling Awards lunch contact Rosalind Brewster on 020 7728 5280 rosalind.brewster@emap .com

International Tunnelling Awards 2010 shortlist

Environmental Initiative

  • J Murphy & Sons for West East Link Main (WELM)
  • Maccaferri for Hobsons Bay Sewer & Stormwater Tunnel, NZ

Safety Initiative

  • 4 Delivery/Southern Water for Cleaner Seas for Sussex
  • Costain for M25 Bell Common Tunnel Refurbishment
  • Ferrovial Agroman UK for Post T5 Transfer Baggage System
  • Mott MacDonald for Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway, Contract 423, Singapore
  • TunnelSkills Forum for TunnelSkills Underground Safety Passport

Technical Innovation

  • Aecom Asia for Po Shan Tunnel Project, Hong Kong
  • Atkins for London Underground - deep Tube tunnels inspection and assessment
  • Halcrow for Halcrow GRANIT

Tunnel Design Firm of the Year

  • Arup
  • Atkins
  • Halcrow Group
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Vinci Construction Grands Projets

Tunnelling Adviser of the Year

  • Arup for High Speed 2
  • Heath Lambert Group for Crossrail and Lee Tunnel Project

Tunnelling Project (worth more than £1bn)

  • Atkins for Dubai Metro
  • Atkins for Gautrain , South Africa
  • Halcrow for Busan Geoje immersed tube tunnel,South Korea n Aecom Asia for Chong Ming Tunnel Shanghai, China
  • Swiss Tunnelling Society for Gotthard Base Tunnel
  • Vinci Construction Grands Projets UK for Duplex A86 - Paris West motorway tunnel, East 1&2 section

Tunnelling Project (worth between £100M and £1bn)

  • Balfour Beatty for A3 Hindhead Tunnel and Road Improvement Scheme
  • Costain for West Ham Flood Alleviation Scheme
  • Costain for Tesco Tunnel Gerrards Cross
  • DirectRoute (Limerick) for Construction for Limerick Tunnel n J Murphy & Sons for Lower Lea Valley Cable Tunnels Project Mott MacDonald for Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART tunnel), Kuala Lumpur Parsons Brinckerhoff for No 7 Line Subway Extension, New York n Atkins and Morgan Ferrans for Belfast Sewers Project

Tunnelling Project (worth between £10M and £100M)

  • BAA for Heathrow Transfer Baggage Tunnel
  • Costain for M25 Bell Common Tunnel Refurbishment
  • Hyder Consulting for Top Ryde Shopping Centre Redevelopment, Sydney
  • Vinci Construction Grands Projets UK for Maliakos Kleidi T1 Tunnel


Tunnelling Project (worth less than £10M)

  • Capita Symonds and Dr Sauer Company for Green Park Underground Station
  • Galldris Construction for Kings Cross Station MIP Lift 5 and Ramp 4
  • Mott MacDonald, Kier Wallis, Joseph Gallagher and Buro Four for The Dorchester Service Link

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