Tender launched for Rail Baltica electrification services

Rail Baltica electrification A tender to select the provider for Rail Baltica electrification engineering services was launched with 11 May 2020 as the deadline for proposal submission.

The provision of the energy subsystem engineering services is a long-term partnership, which will cover the period until the beginning of train operation on Rail Baltica corridor.

The Rail Baltica energy subsystem envisages all required components to ensure the traction of trains. It includes high voltage feeding lines for connection of traction substation to high voltage electrical grids, traction substations, overhead catenary system and the electrification control command system.

The scope of the announced tender is divided in two phases. During the first phase, the engineering company is requested to perform necessary technical studies such as advanced software simulation of the energy subsystem. It will also be asked to propose technical architecture of the energy subsystem and to draft the technical specification for the deployment contracts.

During the second phase, the company will be required to supervise the implementation of the design and construction works.

The procurement procedure is co-financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and is organised in accordance with Latvia’s public procurement law. Procurement procedure is carried out using E-Tenders system which is subsystem of the Electronic Procurement System. The applications shall be submitted electronically here. Only the proposals submitted via E-Tenders system will be accepted and evaluated for participation in the procurement procedure. Any applications submitted outside the E-Tenders system will be declared as submitted in a non-compliant manner and will not participate in the procurement procedure.

The efficient use of renewable energy to power Rail Baltica is the key element which will make rail transport environmentally friendly and will provide an alternative to the road and air transport in the Baltic States.

On long term, an efficient use of renewable energy will contribute to the climate-neutral mobility in Europe.

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