Rail Baltica map, source: RB Rail

Contractors to design three sections of Rail Baltica defined

RB Rail company has chosen the contractors to design three sections of the Rail Baltica railway. Two lines are located in Latvia while the third section is in Estonia. Three projects cost circa 36.4 million Euros.

The procurements for the design and supervision services of two sections in Latvia were taken by the two consortia of engineering companies. The first project is valued at around 13 million Euros and concerned with the 56-kilometre railway through Riga, the capital of Latvia, with a branch connection to the city airport. It will be provided by a group of two Spanish companies – Idom and INECO.

The second Latvian project is dealt with the design of the 67-kilometre section from Misa station to Vangaži station via Salaspils. This line will be supervised by the consortium of Egis Rail, DB Engineering & Consulting, Olimps. This project is worth more than 12 million Euros and includes the construction of the intermodal terminal in Salaspils and the infrastructure maintenance facility in Vangaži.

Estonian section

The Estonian section between Tallinn and Rapla will be designed by Idom. The procurement is valued at around 11.4 million Euros. According to the preliminary project, the line will have 48 kilometres long and will include 32 viaducts and pedestrian crossing as well as four ecoducts for animals. Idom will provide site investigations, preparation of the master design for construction of the railway track substructure, superstructure, related civil structures, development of the value engineering studies, detailed technical design and author supervision during the construction phase. Idom is also responsible for the design of another Estonian section of Rail Baltica – between Rapla and Pärnu.

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Author: Mykola Zasiadko

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

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