RB Rail announces design tender for Pärnu-Rapla section of Rail Baltica ({{commentsTotal}})

Rail Baltic will connect all three Baltic states.
Rail Baltic will connect all three Baltic states. Source: (ERR)

RB Rail AS, the joint venture established to oversee the Rail Baltica railroad project, has announced tenders for the design and construction supervision of two sections of the railway, including between Pärnu and Rapla.

RB Rail has announced the tenders for the design and design supervision services of Rail Baltica's Pärnu-Rapla section and the design and corresponding supervision of the Kaunas-Ramygala section, the company said.

The tenders will be procured for the benefit of the Estonian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Lithuanian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The proposal submission deadline for both tenders is Jan. 29, 2018.

"We can certainly admit that we have entered the design phase of the Rail Baltica project in the three Baltic states," said Jean-Mark Bedmar, senior engineer at RB Rail AS. "Last year, we began preparing the design guidelines, and Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijās announced tenders for the design of the passenger stations in Latvia, we worked on the consolidated preliminary technical design in the Baltics, and finally issued the first detailed technical design tenders at the end of 2017. These two competitions are only a few of many upcoming railway design tenders to be carried out until 2022."

Each competition consists of two stages, the first being the selection of candidates who will be invited to submit a proposal in the second stage of the competition and the second consisting of the evaluation of the proposals submitted by candidates who were invited to submit a proposal and award of rights to conclude a contract. The detailed information on the scope of the services to be procured shall be provided to the candidates qualified in the first stage of competition.

The objective of these tenders is to provide building design and design supervision services for the construction of railway track substructure, superstructure as well as related civil structures for sections of the new high-speed, standard gauge passenger and freight double track electrified railway Rail Baltica running Pärnu to Rapla in Estonia and from Kaunas to Ramygala in Lithuania.

RB Rail is a joint venture established by the three Baltic countries in October 2014. Its shares are owned equally by Estonia's RB Rail AS, Latvia's SIA Eiropas Dzelzcela Linijas and Lithuania's UAB Rail Baltica Statyba. RB Rail AS is the central coordinator for the Rail Baltica project for the construction of a high speed rail line from Tallinn to the Lithuanian-Polish border.

Editor: Aili Vahtla

Source: BNS



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