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Arabian Tunnelling Awards 2017

Advancing Underground Space


The third edition of Arabian Tunnelling Awards 2017 aims to recognize outstanding achievers who demonstrate remarkable reputation for their professionalism and exceptional triumph invarious fields of professional excellence, management and sustainability. The award will uplift the winners' status in the tunnelling industry as well as the international business and will have an enviable reputation for excellence in the region. Winners will also receive extensive media coverage as part of their participation in this event.

Everyone is invited to submit their nominations: Government entities, Consultants, Contractors, Architects, Designers, Engineers, Developers, Safety Managers, Facility Managers, etc...

Award Categories


  • Tunnel Leader & Innovator


  • Sustainable Tunnels
  • Innovation in Tunnels
  • Tunnel Design
  • Organization Innovation Underground Spaces


  • Call for Nomination - 07 September 2016
  • Final submission - 10 February 2017
  • Judging & Evaluation of the Awards - 31 January 2017
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Nominees - 08 February 2017
  • Announcement of Winners - 21 February 2017


Award Criteria (Individual)

  • The nominated individual must have contributed to advancing the best practices in developing new initiative in tunnelling or underground space industry
  • Nominee must have at least 5 years of experience
  • Nominee should have made superior, innovative, and noteworthy contributions in service
  • Nominee should possess leadership characteristics and a clear vision to shape the future of the profession in the tunnelling industry
  • Nominee has made continuing contributions to the tunnelling profession in their career

Award Criteria (Organization)

  • The Nominee should have been in operation for at least 5 years and the project presented should be completed
  • The Nominees' contribution was made for a sustained period of time involving significant efforts to create excellence and innovation in tunnelling or underground space projects
  • The Nominee should have a broad understanding on the requirements, creating innovation in administration plan, project management and then monitoring performance throughout the project execution.
  • The Nominee must demonstrate the advancement and expansion of the best practices in tunnellingor underground space
  • The Nominee's project is significant in nature and offers a positive impact to the profession and community

Submission Deadlines: All submission should follow this time table

  • Call for Nomination - 07 September 2016
  • Final submission - 15 January 2017
  • Judging & Evaluation of the Awards - 31 January 2017
  • Announcement of Shortlisted Nominees - 08 February 2017
  • Announcement of Winners - 21 February 2017

Terms & Conditions

  • All nomination submitted as entries must have been fully completed by the closing date
  • Awards nominations are open to everyone and to projects of all types and sizes
  • Editorials, photography or other means of display of any entry will be at the discretion of the appropriate media and the Society of Engineers - UAE. Whilst it is at all times our aim to represent all entrants accurately in every way, there will be no recall on any editorial given free of charge by any of the media involved
  • The Society of Engineers - UAE reserves the right to refuse or accept any entry
  • All submitted information and documents are genuine and factual. Nominees who provide wrong information or falsification of documents will be eliminated and withdrawn from their nominations and may lead to legal actions in accordance with the laws of the UAE and the Courts of Dubai

Judging Process

  • The Juries and Steering Committee reserve the right to transfer entries into a category they deem appropriate and/or reduce or increase the number of divisions or categories
  • The Jury's decision is final
  • Nominees will have an opportunity to submit their entries only until 15 January 2017. After the closing date, all the nominations will be collected and reviewed by the elite panel of judges. Each category of the award will be decided by voting amongst the judges. Winners will be announced only on the day of the awards by the panel of judges and their decisions shall be deemed final.


Individual/Organization Nominees can submit up tomaximum 3 entries for any Award Category. Nominations can be filled online and incomplete entries will be rejected. The jury reserves the right to move the entries from one category to another if necessary.

Awards Benefits

  • Award Certification
  • Trophy
  • Intensive Media Coverage
  • Official Recognition from the Patron of the Event


The Jury is comprised of an elite panel of judges which includes government, ministries, universities, experts and other senior ranked professionals.


Arabian Tunnelling Awards Winners
Group Category Company Contact Person Project Name
Individual Tunnel Leader & Innovator Skanska UAE Alaeden Jlelaty Second Avenue Subway New York
Organization Innovation in Tunnels BASF Construction Chemicals UAE Nick Chittenden BASF Construction Chemicals UAE The Product Masterseal 345 Used On Project Shis Khorfakkan And Diftah - Shis Road Projects
Organization Tunnel Design Dr. Sauer & Partners Peter Salak Dr. Sauer & Partners Crossrail Farringdon Station, UK
Gulf Engineering Union Awards Winners
Group Category Company Contact Person
Organization Organization Rail Agency RTA Abdul Mohsin Ibrahim Younes Chief Executive OfficerRail Agency RTA

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United Arab Emirates
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MCI Middle East.
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 311 6300
Fax: +971 4 311 6301