LTG Infra, the Lithuanian railway infrastructure manage and the company responsible for the implementation of Rail Baltica on country’s territory, has launched the competition for the supervision of construction works for the longest railway bridge in the Baltic States across the Neris river.
The tender for technical supervision of contracting work and engineering services will be held in two stages. During the first stage, the tender participants’ compliance with technical requirements will be evaluated, and during the second stage, the best offer will be selected.
The services are to be purchased on the basis of the FIDIC Red Book, the most frequently applied model in Lithuania for both the private and public sectors. One of the advantages of this model is that the work supervision engineer measures and evaluates the quantities of work done by the contractor and the customer then makes payments based on solely work that has been completed, thus avoiding overpaying for potentially greater amounts of work than is done.
“This will be an exceptional project not just for Lithuania, but the entire region. This is another opportunity to participate in the project by offering oversight for the construction works of the longest railway bridge in the Baltic States and will not arrive any time soon. As such, we invite all companies, which are able to offer the services outlined in the tender, to participate,” Karolis Sankovski, CEO of LTG Infra, said.
The new railway bridge across the river Neris will be constructed near Jonava with a total length of 1,510 metres, and the longest span between the bridge’s supports where it crosses the river will reach 150 metres.
Currently, the longest railway bridge in Lithuania is the Lyduvėnai bridge across the river Dubysa, which spans 599 metres, while the longest road vehicle bridge is a bridge over the river Nemunas near Jurbarkas, which spans 494 metres.