Contract signed for the Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling Engineering and Works Supervision


On 18 January 2022, an agreement was signed between the Rail Baltica joint venture, the global project coordinator RB Rail AS and an international consortium for the Control-Command and Signalling engineering and works supervision for Rail Baltica, amounted to 32, 3 million euro.

The partnership team consisting of SYSTRA, ITALFERR (Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group) and EGIS has been awarded Rail Baltica’s contract to provide engineering and project management services for preparation, procurement and supervision of Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signalling subsystem deployment that include the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2, interlocking, traffic management, information, and communication technologies (ICT), ancillary, station, and non-traction power supply subsystems. The contract covers the entire construction period till the end of the defect notification period.


Multidisciplinary and international expertise to ensure successful deployment

Under the new contract, the engineering services team will undertake full responsibility of the management of the project and will set up a project management office, develop technical solutions and manage the implementation of the works providing technical supervision of design, construction, system integration, testing and commissioning, putting in operation and defect notification period.

“Our goal is to provide a fully unified and interoperable solution of the Control-Command and Signalling system along the whole 870 km Rail Baltica route, and to reach this target that we were looking for Systems Engineering Services with the technical expertise, experience and skills to manage the implementation of this sophisticated, interconnected and almost “state-of-the-art” Control-Command and Signalling solutions,” comments Marc-Philippe El Beze, Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Management Board at RB Rail AS.

Andrea Nardinocchi, CEO at ITALFERR: “ITALFERR is honoured to be part of Rail Baltica high-speed rail project together with its joint partners SYSTRA and EGIS. We are very delighted to have the opportunity to support RB Rail AS and the project implementers in delivering such a challenging and pivotal Project, that will enhance connectivity among the three Baltics countries and the whole Trans-European Transportation Network, thus fostering great socio-economic benefit beyond the Project borders, along with new transportation standards.”

“We are very pleased to support Rail Baltica one time again, on this iconic project. This new contract, with our partners Italferr and Systra, add to our ongoing missions on the project such as Riga Central Station and the design and technical support services on the Latvian section. It is also a strong testimony of our client Rail Baltica whom we are proud to continue to work with on the development of mobility in the Baltics Countries and Europe,” says Olivier Bouvart, CEO at EGIS.

 “SYSTRA is also extremely delighted to support Rail Batica project, as this project will improve communities and connectivity across the Europe, while providing great economic benefit and new standards of mobility in the three Baltic States,” adds Jean-Charles Vollery, Chief International and Development Officer at SYSTRA.


More information about the partnership team:

SYSTRA is one of the world’s leading engineering and consultancy groups specialising in public transport and mobility solutions. For more than 60 years, the Group has been committed to helping cities and regions to contribute to their development by creating, improving, and modernising their transport infrastructures. With its 7,300 employees, the Group’s mission is to make travel more fluid throughout the world to bring populations closer together and facilitate access to employment, education, and leisure. Benchmark for transport solutions, SYSTRA supports its Partners and Clients throughout the life cycle of their projects.

ITALFERR is the engineering consulting firm of FS Group (Italian State Railways). Since its establishment in 1984, the company has been delivering more than 600 projects in more than 60 countries, covering Mass Transit, Conventional and High-Speed Railways, being one of the leading companies in the market.  With its 2000 employees and its broadest expertise, ITALFERR expertise cover the whole project lifecycle, from Concept to Testing & Commissioning, and from Civil Works to Railway systems, delivering a complete range of services and solutions to Clients worldwide.

Egis is an international player active in the consulting, construction engineering and mobility service sectors. We design and operate intelligent infrastructure and buildings capable of responding to the climate emergency and helping to achieve more balanced, sustainable, and resilient territorial development. With operations in 120 countries, Egis places the expertise of its 16,000 employees at the disposal of its clients and develops cutting-edge innovation accessible to all projects. Through its wide-ranging fields of activity, Egis is a central player in the collective organization of society and the living environment of citizens all over the world.


In the publicity photos from the left: Agnis Driksna, CEO and Chairman of Board at RB Rail AS, Frédéric Dufour, Western Europe Director at Systra and Marc-Philippe El Beze, Chief Technical Officer and Member of the Management Board at RB Rail AS.