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Idom will design two sections of Rail Baltica

Spanish engineering and consulting company Idom has become a winner in two procurement proceedings to design and supervise the construction of the Rail Baltica sections. The first segment is located in Lithuania, the second one is in Estonia. The contracts with a total amount of around 13.8 million Euros (without VAT) will be signed in March.

As a contractor, Idom is obliged to provide the design services for the construction of the railway substructure, superstructure and related civil structures on the selected sections of the Rail Baltica project in Lithuania and Estonia. The works should be delivered within 24 months since signing an agreement. During this period, the engineering company will carry out the area investigations on the future route of Rail Baltica, estimate engineering, develop the master design and detailed technical design.

Also, Idom will provide design supervision during the construction period. “We are satisfied with the experience and calibre of the selected company. It will bring the expertise from the Spanish high-speed rail – the longest high-speed rail network in Europe operating with a maximum design speed of 310 kilometres per hour,” the acting CEO of RB Rail company Ignas Degutis said.

Section details

Idom will design the 78-kilometre railway section between Kaunas and Ramygala in Lithuania. The line requires the construction of seven road viaducts, 11 railway viaducts, three ecoducts and four railway bridges. The design of the Lithuanian section costs around 7 million Euros (without VAT). At the same time, the Estonian section is estimated at 6.8 million Euros. It runs from Pärnu to Rapla and has 71 kilometres long. The line includes 16 road viaducts, six railway viaducts, nine animal passages and four railway bridges.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

Mykola Zasiadko is editor of online trade magazines RailTech.com and RailFreight.com.

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