ITA Tunneling Award Winners Announced

ITA Awards On Nov. 19, the International Tunneling Association presented its inaugural tunneling awards at the Hagerbach underground test facility in Switzerland. Taking tops honors were:

  • Major Project of the Year (over €500 million) –Eurasia Tunnel Project
  • Tunneling Project of the Year (between €50 million and €500 million) – 1st Phase of Low and Intermediate Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility Construction
  • Outstanding Project of the Year (up to €50 million) – Norsborg Metro Depot
  • Technical Innovation of the Year – Innovative Vehicle-mounted GPR Technique for Fast and Efficient Monitoring of Tunnel Lining Structure Conditions
  • Environmental Initiative of the Year – The Corrib Tunnel Project – tunneling in environmentally sensitive area
  • Safety Initiative of the Year – MineARC Systems Compressed Air Management Solution
  • Innovative Use of Underground Space – Toledo Metro Station on Line 1 in Naples
  • Young Tunneler of the Year – Karlovsek Jurij
  • Contractor of the Year – SALINI-IMPREGILO
  • Engineer of the Year – Parsons Brinckerhoff-WSP
  • Lifetime Achievement – Prof. Dr. Eng. Sebastiano Pelizza

Additional details and a list of finalists are available on the awards website.

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