Rail Baltica issues €200m materials tender

Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS has announced a two-stage competitive tender for more than €200 million worth of materials to be used in the 5.8-billion-euro infrastructure project. 

"These announcements are the next significant milestone towards launching large-scale construction works in all three Baltic countries for the Rail Baltica mainline," RB Rail said.

“When working on the supply of the consolidated materials, including but not only rails, sleepers, cable ducts, expansion joints, noise walls and fencing and other materials, we foresee the opportunity to procure and if needed stock the required materials according to the market situation and trends as well as leverage on the economies of scale. Additionally, by agreeing with the material producers in the long-term and appropriately planning deliveries, it is possible to plan better and smooth out the potential negative effects of the market price fluctuations on the construction costs as well. This approach also provides a certain continuity of business to the suppliers and allows us to build good and sustainable cooperation with them,” said Kristjan
Piirsalu, RB Rail AS Chief Procurement Officer.

The planned date of the submission of the applications for the consolidated material procurement
- Turnouts and Rail Expansion Joints: qualification application deadline on 12 August 2021;
- Sleepers, Rail Fasteners and Under Sleeper Pads: qualification application deadline on 25
August 2021.

More information about the public tenders and the procedure is available on the official Rail Baltica
website www.railbaltica.org.

As previously reported by LSM, Rail Baltica is a 5.8-billion-euro high speed rail link that will connect the Baltic states on a European-gauge track to the rest of Europe. It is being 85% financed by the European Union with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania contributing an additional 5% each.

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