Engineering and supervision contract for Rail Baltica signalling signed

control-command and signalling RB Rail and a consortium of Systra, Italferr and Egis signed a EUR 32.3 million 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 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.

Under the new contract, the consortium 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,” Marc-Philippe El Beze, the Chief Technical Officer of RB Rail said.

In November, RB Rail has launched the procurement process on the engineering services to allow the deployment of the signalling and control-command subsystems.

On Rail Baltica project implementation, have already been taken concrete measures to prepare the large scale of construction works. Ongoing activities has been continuously prioritised in particular the designs of the mainline and local facilities that are progressing on more than 640 km of the 870 km line, the first phase of construction works has started in all countries, numerous consolidated procurements for the construction materials have been launched, preparation for large-scale mainline construction procurements and railway system development.

The double-track electrified corridor will be equipped with the ERTMS allowing trains to run at a maximum operational speed of 234 km/h on the route from Tallinn through Pärnu – Rīga – Panevėžys – Kaunas to the Lithuanian-Polish border, with a connection from Kaunas to Vilnius.

The 1435 mm gauge new railway line will be compliant with all requirements of the Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSIs).


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