On July 13, 2018, the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), joint venture of three Baltic states RB Rail AS, the Ministry of Economics and Communication of Estonia, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Lithuania signed the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Grant Agreement for the construction of the Rail Baltica conventional railway infrastructure. The total value of the Agreement is nearly 130 million euros while the CEF contribution will be of a maximum amount of 110 million euros which is 85% of total eligible costs.
The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB Rail AS has announced an open competition “Architectural, landscaping and visual identity Design guidelines for Rail Baltica”. This tender will provide united design guidelines for the whole railway track of Rail Baltica. To ensure that universal design addresses the needs of the society, stakeholder parties of each country such as architect’s associations, universities, social partners as NGO’s for the disabled, retired, and family support, are to be engaged in the preparation of the guidelines. The submission deadline for the proposal has been extended to the July 30, 2018.
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.
The joint venture of the three Baltic States, RB RAIL AS has announced an open competition “Rail Baltica energy subsystem procurement and deployment strategy”, Id. No. RBR 2018/8. With optimum interoperability and cost efficiency in mind, the three Baltic States have mandated the joint venture to deliver the critical railway infrastructure element – energy subsystem – in a consolidated fashion for the entire project across the Baltic States. In case of this announced tender, the important preparatory study will put forward a single solution for energy subsystem of the Rail Baltica railway line throughout the entire route in three countries. Interested suppliers shall submit their proposals electronically by the tools offered through E-Tenders system till 4 July 2018.
The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS has announced the next restricted competition, defining the advancement of the Rail Baltica Global project design phase in Latvia. Tender for “Design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line on the section Vangaži – Salaspils – Misa” that will cover 60 km of the railway line is procured in the interest of the Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Latvia. The submission deadline for the proposal is June 18, 2018.
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, Ministry of Transportation of Latvia and Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Lithuania have approved the Design Guidelines for Rail Baltica, the common design standard mandatory for design, construction and operations of the Rail Baltica infrastructure. The Design Guidelines manual was prepared by the French company SYSTRA S.A., a consulting and engineering group which previously in an open competition was awarded to develop unified design guidelines for the Rail Baltica Global Project.
The Contracting Authority, joint venture RB RAIL AS, has signed a contract with the design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins (a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group) as a result of the tender “Rail Baltica Infrastructure Management Study” announced on November 8, 2017. The subject-matter of the contract is a study on Infrastructure Management for the Rail Baltica Global project.
The first phase of the next tenders for the detailed technical design of the railway line in Estonia and Lithuania has been announced this month, continuing implementation of the design phase of the Rail Baltica project. The joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS has announced restricted competitions for the “Design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Tallinn to Rapla” and the “Design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Ramygala to Lithuanian-Latvian state border”. Both are procured for the benefit of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Estonia and the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania. Proposal submission deadline for both tenders is May 15, 2018.
Dear audience, distinguished guests, We, the three Baltic nations, are choir singers. The song celebration tradition of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania has even been included to the UNESCO cultural heritage list. So am I a choir singer and used to live in Germany, in Munich. Because maybe you did not know, but one of […]
Today, April 11, around 500 potential suppliers of the Rail Baltica project representing more than 300 companies from 24 countries across the globe are gathering in Tallinn for the Industry Suppliers’ Day – an international event that is part of RB RAIL AS organized Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 devoted to the project’s implementation. The event is streamed live at the official event website www.railbaltica.org/forum.
I would like to congratulate the project implementers and the public authorities of the Baltic States on entering the design phase of the Rail Baltica project. This follows many years of intensive planning of this new high-speed railway of strategic importance for the EU.
Today, April 10, marks the beginning of the international two-day event – the Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 – organized by the joint venture of the three Baltic States RB RAIL AS supported by the project’s national implementing bodies – Rail Baltic Estonia, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas and Rail Baltica statyba. A live video stream will be accessible on both Forum days via www.railbaltica.org/forum.
Next week, on April 10 – 11, the milestone international two-day event of the Rail Baltica project will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. The Rail Baltica Global Forum 2018 is organized by “RB Rail AS”, a three Baltic State joint venture, with the support of the project’s national implementing bodies – Rail Baltic Estonia, Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas and Rail Baltica statyba. A live video stream will be accessible on www.railbaltica.org/forum.
In today’s meeting, Supervisory Board took important decisions for fostering the project’s implementation and approved contracting the British company ATKINS Plc to carry out the projects infrastructure management study. Supervisory Board also approved that the Management Board of RB Rail can start procurements of detailed technical designs for the following sessions in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The updated RB Rail annual budget for 2018 was approved.
On March 20 the first Rail Baltica construction design and supervision contract on the construction design of Rail Baltica’s airport Riga railway station, related infrastructure, and viaduct was signed during a formal event. It was signed by the European gauge project implementer in Latvia “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas” SIA and the winner of the open international tender – partnership of suppliers from three countries „PROSIV” („Sintagma” (Italy), „Prodex” (Slovakia) and „Vektors T” (Latvia)).