CH2M HILL recognized for global tunnelling design projects

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LONDON, ENGLAND, Dec. 9, 2013 -- CH2M HILL, a consulting, design, construction and operations firm, was recently recognized for its involvement with and contribution toward innovative tunnelling design, including the areas of water and wastewater, in varying locations across the globe.

The company won three International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association awards at the NCE International Tunnelling Awards event in London, England, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, and was named Global Tunnelling Design Firm of the Year. The company's work was also recognized in the Technical Innovation and Environmental Initiative categories.

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority's Blue Plains Tunnel was honored in the Technical Innovation of the Year category, with CH2M HILL as the lead designer of this design-build project, working for the Traylor, Skanska, Jay Dee Joint Venture. Likewise, the National Grid Cable Tunnels project also won Environmental Initiative of the Year, with CH2M HILL as the lead designer.

CH2M HILL has Tunnels and Earth Engineering practice centers across the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Argentina, and the United Arab Emirates. Landmark projects and programs include the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System in Singapore; Crossrail and Thames Tideway in the UK; the Kishanganga Hydro Project in India; and the Inner Doha Re-sewerage Integrated System in Qatar.

The NCE International Tunnelling Awards event was organized by New Civil Engineer, Ground Engineering and the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES). It celebrates the most innovative and successful projects, companies and individuals from across the global tunneling industry.

See also: "DC Water kicks off massive Blue Plains Tunnel project."


Headquartered near Denver, Colo., employee-owned CH2M HILL provides consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. With $7 billion in revenue and 28,000 employees, CH2M HILL is a program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering and environmental services by Verdantix. For more information, visit


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