ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards – 6th of December is the Appointed Date

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During the next three days, the event of ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards will be held online.

Presenting the most ambitious underground projects around the world as well as the latest tunneling innovations, techniques, and methods, is due to be the contents of this event that is organizing by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association.

Including Product/Equipment Innovation of the Year, which has returned for 2022, this competition features eight categories and December 6 2022,13:00 (GMT) is the determined time for commencing the event. In order to register and attend, click here.

The deadline of submitting all the finalists’ presentations, the panel discussion and digital exhibition on the platform is January 9.

This year’s finalists are:
Major Project of the Year (over €500m)

  • Tamoios Highway – Construction of the largest road tunnel in Brazil (Brazil)
  • CVB Tideway East (UK)
  • Purple Line Extension, Section 1 (US)

Project of the Year (between €50m and €500m)

  • Subsea rock tunnels (Faroe Islands)
  • Xiamen Metro Island-Xiang’an Cross-sea Tunnel (China)
  • World’s first spiral excavation using H&V Shield Tunneling Method (Japan)
  • Tiantaishan Tunnel Project of Baoji- Pingkan Highway (China)

Project of the Year including Renovation (up to €50m)

  • Circle Line 6 Contract 885 – Construction of Prince Edward Road Station and Tunnels (Singapore)
  • Underground tunnel project passing through Taiyuan Railway Station (China)
  • Guanyinyan Tunnel: An urban tunnel project of the unequal span four-arch tunnel with two-way and ten-lane (China)
  • Huanping Road Project (China)

Technical Innovation of the Year

  • Technology for shallow three-lane extra-large-section rectangular pipe-jacking tunnel (China)
  • Unprecedented in-tunnel diameter conversion of the largest hard rock TBM in the US (US)
  • Semi-continuous advance for single shield TBMs using center of thrust technology (UK)
  • Shield tunnel of super-large section embedded in soft-hard stratum at high earthquake-intensity area (China)

Beyond Engineering

  • Multi-pipe jacking method for the construction of the city-core Metro Station in soft soil stratum (China)
  • Urban long span tunnel construction hazard mitigation technology and application (China)

Product/Equipment Innovation of the Year

  • Non-circular tunnel boring in hard rock (Mexico)
  • Integration of robotics into the construction works of the Chuquicamata Underground Mining Site (Chile)
  • Equipping the TBM with ‘ears’ — Real-time tunnel geological prediction system for the TBM based on rock-boring seismic source (China)

Innovative Underground Space Use

  • Innovative application of low-carbon and energy-saving technology to Erlangshan Tunnel on Sichuan-Tibet Expressway – A power-generating and self-breathing tunnel (China)
  • Underground transportation complex in the Optics Valley Plaza (China)
  • V-column space of Shenzhen Huangmugang Transportation Hub (China)

Young Tunneller of the Year

  • Cláudio Cabral Dias (Portugal)
  • Erica Frederickson (US)
  • Feng Huanhuan (China)
  • Han Chen (China)
  • Lorenzo Peila (Italy)
  • Rob Margariti Smith (UK)
  • Sylvia De Vuyst (Norway)

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