Rail Baltica JV announced the procurement for design and design supervision services for the Rail Baltica railway line in Estonia from Pärnu to the Estonian-Latvian border, with a length of 93.5 km. This marks the beginning of the design procurement for the final section in Estonia.
Under the two-phased procedure, the potential participants will submit applications, until January 14, 2019, to verify their qualification. Full technical information to qualified participants will be issued to the qualified participants during the second stage, followed by the submission of initial proposals, negotiations and finally, the submission of final proposals.
“As of now, procurement of the design services for the entire railway line in Estonia is underway. As a result of professional and close cooperation between the Joint Venture and national implementing bodies we have developed technical specifications and announced tenders for 7 out of 11 design procurements in all three Baltic States. I would like to thank everyone in the team who have worked hard over the summer to meet this important milestone,” Mart Nielsen, RB Rail AS Chief Technical Officer said.
The scope of the comprehensive procurement for the Pärnu–Estonian/Latvian border section of the railway includes preparation of the master design for construction of the railway track substructure, superstructure, related civil structures as well as development of the value engineering studies, spatial planning solutions, detailed technical design and author supervision.
The double-track electrified line from Pärnu to Estonian/Latvian border will have 9 bridges including 296 meters long bridge over Pärnu river, 15 road viaducts, 7 railway viaducts, 11 eco-ducts and 2 pedestrian tunnels as well as international passenger station in Pärnu, passenger station in Häädemeeste and a possible Pärnu freight station, with passing loops.