The main work for the Rail Baltica project’s Kaunas-Palemonas section has been completed with the laying of the final European standard gauge rails to connect directly the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal to the European railway network. Only the concluding tasks remain for this stretch of the Kaunas railway node: building fencing, planting plants and completing the […]
Rīga, Latvia, 15 October 2020 – Supervisory Board of the Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS has appointed three new Management Board members for a three-year mandate. The new Management Board will represent all key competencies required for a successful project implementation: project planning and control, technical and engineering excellence, financial planning as well […]
In order to implement the Rail Baltica project, various procurement procedures are planned, which are related to the ordering of works, services as well as the supply of materials. To achieve the best outcome, we are hereby conducting a market survey, to obtain input from potential bidders on the existing market situation, gather feedback […]
Rail Baltica project implementer in Latvia Eiropas Dzelzceļa Līnijas has announced a closed competition for the design and author’s supervision of the inter-modal cargo terminal Salaspils TEN-T. The competition will take place in two stages. In the first phase, the selection of candidates will take place, but in the second the submission and evaluation of […]
The Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS has announced a procurement for the hiring of temporary professional staff for the project in order to attract various specialists for short-term work in all three Baltic States over a two-year period. The goal of this procurement is to find a supplier that would help provide […]
A contract with SWECO Projekt AS for the design of Rail Baltica’s largest and only port-connected freight station was concluded today, its construction due to begin in early 2022. “By signing the contract for design, we took a major step forward both in the development of Rail Baltica and the cargo harbour of Muuga. Reaching […]
The third consecutive Supplier Survey confirms high trust and satisfaction with RB Rail AS tendering process. “By introducing the Supplier Survey in 2018, we established a platform for fair and transparent feedback. The Survey helps us to understand how the market views RB Rail AS procurement practice and identifies the areas for improvement. This […]
The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, LTG Infra and the Spanish service provider Ardanuy Ingenieria S.A. have signed a contract for the preparation of engineering infrastructure development plans for the Kaunas railway node of the Rail Baltica project. The contract is valued at 1.065 million euros (without VAT). The completed […]
The Latvian government has supported the intention of the Ministry of Transport to consolidate the implementation functions of the Rail Baltica project to RB Rail AS.
On 11 August 2020 the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia took a position in favour of a single joint infrastructure manager for the Rail Baltica line. To pursue this goal, the Government of Latvia designated the national implementing body of Rail Baltica in Latvia, SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas (EDZL) to commence necessary legal and administrative process in Latvia to facilitate the preparations for the Rail Baltica infrastructure management.
Spain’s IDOM responsible for detailed technical design of Rail Baltica section Kaunas-Ramygala will present design proposals in Jonava county on the 19th of August.
By the 16 July 2020 vote of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Committee, the Rail Baltica Global project in the Baltic States has been granted additional EUR 184 million CEF financing to be invested in the Project implementation until 2024. Together with 15% national co-financing, the total investment amounts to EUR 216 million in additional funding for the project. Together with the currently signed grant agreement contracts, Rail Baltica in the three Baltic states has thereby already secured around EUR 1.2 billion from the EU and national funds.
In June, four public consultations on the environmental impact assessment regarding the Rail Baltica project took place in an online environment due to social-distancing requirements. “Gathering people’s opinions is also possible in this way and it yields meaningful results,” admitted Rail Baltica’s project expert, Karmo Kõrvek.
The Joint Venture of the Baltic States, RB Rail AS has completed a tender for the evaluation of construction project solutions and construction expertise for the Rail Baltica line in Estonia and Lithuania. The contract has been awarded to a consortium, consisting of 3TI PROGETTI ITALIA S.p.A. (Italy) and YUKSEL PROJE A (Turkey). The value of the contract for Estonia is 1 529 233,91 EUR; and for Lithuanian – 686 808,45 EUR. Procurement for the Latvian section is still ongoing.
Geotechnical work will commence in July on the Rail Baltica section from Tootsi to Ikla. Over the course of almost two years of work, the geotechnical properties of the subsoil of the railway and related facilities will be determined.