Rail Baltica extends procurement deadline for energy subsystem
Citing the scope and complexity of both the electrification project and the tender, Rail Baltica has extended the deadline for submitting applications by one month to September 14.
According to Kristjan Piirsalu, Chief Procurement Office at the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS, the extra time will allow “all potential suppliers and partners to ensure higher quality submissions for the qualification stage and to ensure sufficient alignment with potential future partners in this initial tender stage.”
The procurement is split into two stage, both to be concluded by year-end 2023. It includes such components as the high voltage connection points, connection of traction power substations to the public high voltage electrical grids and traction power substations, as well as overhead contact system and the energy control and command system.
Considering the scope of the Rail Baltica project, which calls for the construction of 870 kilometres of double track, 2,000 kilometres of catenary and 50,000 masts, the extension of the procurement perhaps comes as no surprise.