On Wednesday, 14 February, the Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Estonia approved the spatial plan for the Rail Baltica railway in Estonia, leading to setting of the final route and preliminary design of the railway in this northern Baltic state. The spatial planning for the entire line was approved in Latvia by the decision of the Latvian Government in August, 2016, and followed by approval of the Lithuanian Government in January, 2017 for their respective section from Kaunas to the Lithuanian – Latvian border in Lithuania*. In the light of Estonia’s decision, the spatial territorial planning and preliminary technical design of the Rail Baltica railway in the Baltic states has been finalised.
With the decision to use Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Rail Baltica project implementation, RB Rail AS has announced an open competition “Development of detailed BIM (Building Information Modelling) strategy for Rail Baltica railway”. Proposals shall be submitted electronically by 8 March 2018, by 15:00 o’clock.
RB RAIL AS, the joint venture of the three Baltic States, with the support of the project’s national implementing bodies – Rail Baltic Estonia, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas and Rail Baltica statyba – announces the milestone international two-day event of the Rail Baltica project – the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 on 10 – 11 April, Tallinn, Estonia and opens registration for the event.
The Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 is the key international Rail Baltica event of the year that will discuss the Rail Baltica role in the North Sea – Baltic TEN-T Core Network Corridor, the project’s procurements and financing, as well as will facilitate suppliers’ networking. It will address strategic and tactical issues regarding the implementation of the “Project of the Century” from a national, regional and EU perspective, and will bring together top executives and decision makers, rail, logistics and economics professionals, influential politicians and institutions as well as potential suppliers for the project from across Europe.
Please find the official announcement by B. Rubesa, CEO and Chairperson, RB Rail, on the Shareholder’s meeting yesterday.
On January 26, the first tender for detailed technical design of the railway line in Latvia has been announced for sections Upeslejas – Riga Central Station, Tornkalns – Imanta, Riga Airport – the Misa river, covering approximately 57 km of the railway line. The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS has announced restricted competition for “Design and design supervision services for the construction of the mainline section through Riga” that is procured for the benefit of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia. Proposal submission deadline for the tender is February 28, 2018.
On 15th January, 2018, the shareholders of RB RAIL AS – “Rail Baltic Estonia” OU, “Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas” SIA and “Rail Baltica statyba” UAB – have approved a new Supervisory Board with the following members: Riia Sillave, CEO of “Rail Baltic Estonia”, Edvīns Bērziņš, Chairman of the Board of “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” VAS, Anti Moppel, Member of Supervisory Board of “Rail Baltic Estonia” OU, Karolis Sankovski, CEO of “Rail Baltica Statyba” UAB, Vineta Rudzīte, Deputy Legal Director on administrative issues and Head of Secretariat of Presidents’ Council of “Latvijas Dzelzceļš” VAS, and Arenijus Jackus, Director of Rail Baltica Coordination Department at “Lietuvos geležinkeliai” UAB.
It is our pleasure to share with you the statement of Catherine Trautmann, North-Sea Baltic Tent-T corridor coordinator, about the Rail Baltica project implementation.
On January 23, 2018, Rail Baltica official implementers held a press conferences to present the progress of the Rail Baltica project implementation in the three Baltic states and plans for this year. The progress was presented by Baiba Rubesa, Chairperson of the Board of RB RAIL AS, Arenijus Jackus, Director of Rail Baltica Coordination Department at Lietuvos geležinkeliai JSC, Agnis Driksna, Director, Development and Cooperation Department at Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas SIA, and Riia Sillave, CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia OU.
23.01.2018 @ Lithuania, Vilnius Presentations: RB Rail presentation Lietuvos geležinkeliai presentation Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas presentation Rail Baltic Estonia presentation