The awards’ purpose is to recognize and reward projects, teams, and organizations assisting to drive brilliance in the tunneling industry.
Align Joint Venture is shortlisted in the Innovation in Instrumentation and Monitoring category for work on HS2’s Chiltern Tunnel, compromising M25 interface patch scan monitoring, and in the Innovation in Shaft Design and Construction category for HS2 C1 shaft optimization.
In the Tunneling Project of the Year (more than $100M) category, Vinci Construction Grands Projects, Costain and Bachy Soletanche Joint Venture is shortlisted for its work on Tideway East and also, Ferrovial Construction Laing O’Rourke Joint Venture has been shortlisted for Tideway’s central section.
Al Hassanain and JGL Contracting of Roads, Sewer and Bridges Co JV is the final project in this category for the Emergency Sea Outfall of Umm Al Haymann Wastewater Treatment Project in Kuwait.
At the same time, the nomination for Tunneling Team of the Year contains BTC JV (Brenner Base Tunnel) and Dragados and TfL (Bank Station Capacity Upgrade Project). The BTC JV team is also shortlisted in the Innovation in Tunnel Fit-Out, Maintenance, and Refurbishment category for TBM disassembly under the Alps.
Other categories cover Innovation in Tunnel Design and Construction, Tunneling Specialist Supplier of the Year, Tunneling Project of the Year (under $100M), Carbon and Sustainability Initiative of the Year, Health Safety and Wellbeing Initiative and Young Tunneller of the Year.
The awards are going to be run in the evening at New Civil Engineering’s Tunneling Festival, which contains a daytime conference, on 7 December in London.
The Innovation in Instrumentation and Monitoring, Innovation in Shaft Design and Construction, and Innovation in Tunnel Construction categories are going to be judged live during the conference program.
Tunneling Awards will be judged by clients, industry bodies, and academia.
If interested, you can see the full shortlist of NCE Tunneling Awards here.