After finalising the procurement procedure, the joint venture RB RAIL AS, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia and French company Egis Rail S.A. have signed a contract on preparation of the feasibility and technical framework study for a rail (light rail or tram) connection from Rail Baltica Ülemiste passenger terminal to the Tallinn passenger port (Vanasadam) on February 27, 2018. The contract price is 170,984 EUR, excluding VAT.
As a result of the open competition, the contractor will have to conduct a feasibility and technical framework study to investigate at least three options for the passenger connection between Tallinn passenger port (Vanasadam) and Rail Baltica Railway Station Ülemiste in Tallinn from a technical and economic standpoint, to implement a Cost-Benefit Analysis and propose the optimal solution in a sketch route layout to be provided as input data for the design preparation.
Aivar Jaeski, Country Manager – Estonia and Finland, Head of RB RAIL Branch, notes that in the framework of implementation of the Rail Baltica project in Estonia “signing the contract with Egis Rail S.A. is an important step forward in planning more convenient transport connections between the RB Ülemiste passenger terminal and the Tallinn passenger port. This study will introduce the most feasible tram alignment between those two transport hubs in Tallinn and will be the basis for next design stages”.
The final report of the feasibility and technical framework study should be ready this autumn.
In total, four applicants submitted their proposals to participate in the tender – Egis Rail S.A., K-Projekt AS, Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A., and IDOM Consulting together with Engineering Architecture S.A.U. and Sweco Projekt AS.
Egis Rail S.A. is an Egis subsidiary in urban and rail transport: metros, trams and heavy rail.