RB Rail awarded to a consortium comprises 3TI Progetti Italia and Yüksel Proje a EUR 2.4 million contract (excluding VAT) for detailed technical design review of Rail Baltica in Latvia.
The services will be provided for a period 20 months starting from the contract signing date.
The consortium has also acquired the right to enter a contract in the previously announced open competitions for detailed technical design review and design expertise services for Rail Baltica in Estonia and Lithuania.
The contract is planned to be started during the early master design stage and continue until full completion of the detailed technical design. According to the contract scope, the design review and design expertise services will be carried out to ensure full compliance with the national legislation and Rail Baltica design guidelines. Design review and design expertise services will be carried out for each design priority section and construction object.
The expertise service provider will evaluate and determine the compliance of the design, its content, volume, and technical solutions with the requirements of the national legislation and regulations, detailed technical design specification, building permits, affected party technical conditions and another applicable project and national standards.
The Rail Baltica corridor will link Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania on a 870 km rail line of which 265 km in Latvia that requires an investment of EUR 1.97 billion. In Latvia, the project comprises, besides the construction of the railway line, the construction of the facilities in Riga.
In March, a EUR 236.96 million contract was signed for the construction of Rail Baltica station and the related infrastructure at Riga airport. In November 2020, the construction of the Riga hub has been launched.
The Rail Baltica project is at advanced design phase with more than 640 km of the main line being under development. 2020 also earmarked the year of construction works ongoing in all three Baltic states. By 2026 the total Rail Baltica investment in the Baltic States will reach EUR 5.8 billion, where up to 85% will be co-funded by the European Union. Currently, contracts have been signed for EUR 675 million.