Two Iranian tunnels have been reached the list of International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) Tunnelling Awards 2018 Finalists.
Iranian’s Zarbalizadeh Tunnel has been nominated in the category of "Project of the year incl. Renovation" (with a budget up to 50 M€).
Meanwhile, Arash-Esfandiar-Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani Tunnel has been nominated in the category of "Technical Project Innovation of the year".
Since the first edition in 2015 by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, the first three editions of the ITA Tunnelling Awards gathered more than 650 attendees and 234 candidacies.
The 17-strong expert judging panel, chaired by the ITA President Tarcisio Celestino, has concluded its deliberation and based on the detailed evaluation, 34 entries have been chosen as finalists and will participate in the second evaluation stage to determine winners.
The winners will be recognized on Nov. 7 in Chuzhou, China, in conjunction with the Chinese Tunnel and Underground Works Conference (CTUC).