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9th edition of ITA Tunnelling Awards - List of winners is disclosed


Since 2015, the international competition seeks and rewards remarkable achievements in tunnelling and the underground industry. Organized by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, the event both showcases the most ambitious underground projects from all over the world as well as latest innovations, techniques, and methods in tunnelling. The 9th edition of the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards took place in Mumbai, India in conjunction with Tunnelling Asia 2023 of TAI, the Tunnelling Association of India.  

This year, through 7 categories, the ITA Tunnelling Awards identifies and rewards major disruptive innovation and groundbreaking projects.  

The winners: 

  • Major Project of the Year (over €500M):  EOLE – Paris East-West Rail Express Link, France 
  • Project of the Year (between €50M and €500M): Comprehensive Project of Shenzhen Binhai Avenue (Headquarters Base Section) Coastal Wide Underground Space, China 
  • Project of the Year incl. Renovation (up to €50M): Mount Royal Tunnel – Double Arch Replacement & Rehabilitation for the REM Project, Canada 
  • Technical Innovation of the year: Building Blocks in a Foundation Pit - Prefabrication and Assembly Construction Technology for Metro Stations, China 
  • Product/Equipment Innovation of the year: Hard Rock Shield + Earth Pressure + Slurry three-mode TBM, China 
  • Beyond Engineering: Permanent Sprayed Concrete Linings on Mumbai Metro Line 3 Sahar Road crossover cavern, India 
  • Young Tunneller of the year: Cláudio David Cabral Dias, Portugal 

For further information visit https://awards.ita-aites.org/winners-2023. 48/23.