RB Rail AS wins €32.3 million engineering contract for European Rail Baltica project
Riga, Latvia (Urban Transport News): A contractual agreement worth €32.3 million has been signed between joint venture Rail Baltica, global project coordinator RB Rail AS and an international consortium for control-command and signaling engineering and supervision works for Rail Baltica on January 18, 2022.
The partnership team made up of SYSTRA, ITALFERR (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group) and EGIS won the contract from Rail Baltica to provide engineering and project management services for the preparation, procurement and supervision of the deployment of Rail Baltica’s control-command and signaling subsystem, which includes European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) level 2, interlocking, traffic management, information and communication technology (ICT), auxiliary power, station and non-traction subsystems . The contract covers the entire construction period until the end of the defect notification period.
Under the new contract, the Engineering Services team will assume full responsibility for the management of the project and will set up a project management office, develop technical solutions and manage the implementation of the works by ensuring technical supervision of design, construction, system integration, testing. and commissioning, commissioning and fault notification period.
“Our goal is to provide a fully unified and interoperable solution of the control-command and signaling system across the entire 870 km Rail Baltica route, and to achieve this goal that we were looking for for engineering services systems with the technical expertise, experience and skills to manage the implementation of these sophisticated, interconnected and almost state-of-the-art Control-Command and Signaling solutions”, comments Marc-Philippe El Beze, Technical Director and Member of the Management Board of RB Rail AS.
“ITALFERR is honored to be part of the Rail Baltica high-speed rail project with joint partners SYSTRA and EGIS. We are delighted to have the opportunity to support RB Rail AS and the project implementers in delivering such an ambitious and crucial project, which will improve connectivity between the three Baltic countries and the wider trans-European transport network, thus promoting major socio-economic development. benefit beyond the project’s borders, as well as new transport standards,” said Andrea Nardinocchi, CEO of ITALFERR.
“We are very happy to support Rail Baltica again on this emblematic project. This new contract, with our partners Italferr and Systra, adds to our ongoing assignments on the project such as the Riga central station and design and technical assistance services on the Latvian section. It is also a strong testimony of our client Rail Baltica with whom we are proud to continue working on the development of mobility in the Baltic States and in Europe,” said Olivier Bouvart, CEO of EGIS.
“SYSTRA is also extremely pleased to support the Rail Batica project, as this project will improve communities and connectivity across Europe, while delivering great economic benefits and new standards of mobility in the three Baltic states,” adds Jean. -Charles Vollery, Chief International and Development Officer at SYSTRA.
Rail Baltica is a joint project of three EU Member States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – and concerns the development of an electrified 1435mm dual-track fast conventional rail line equipped with ERTMS d ‘a total length of 870 km on the route from Tallinn to Pärnu), Riga, Panevėžys, Kaunas to the border between Lithuania and Poland (including a Kaunas–Vilnius branch line) with a design speed of 249 km/ h.