Rail Baltica Rīga design tender moves to second stage

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Design procurement for the Rail Baltica main line through Riga has entered a second stage, the joint venture announced November 5.

The Rail Baltica section Upeslejas–Riga–Misa in Latvia is 56 kilometres long, involves five municipalities and consists of three subsections: Upeslejas–Riga Central Station, Torņakalns–Imanta and Riga Airport–Misa River.

It is one of the most complex sections since it crosses densely populated urban areas and includes the only tunnel on the whole Rail Baltica route. In addition, it is interlinking the Rail Baltica International Passenger Stations in the Riga Central Station and Riga International Airport.


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The tender proposal submission deadline is 22 January 2019 and the contract duration will
be 24 months during which the selected contractor will develop a master design, value
engineering studies, spatial planning solutions and detailed technical design. In addition,
the contract includes provision of the design author’s supervision during the construction
phase of the line.

“Design of the Rail Baltica line through Riga is a technically challenging task and we are
pleased to see strong and experienced competitors taking part in the tender,” said Ignas
Degutis, RB Rail AS acting CEO. “Our plan is to ensure that Rail Baltica line will be
sustainably integrated in the environment of the Latvian capital and the neighboring
municipalities on the route.”

According to the preliminary plans, 12 road viaducts, 16 rail viaducts, 13 segregated
pedestrian crossings, 5 bridges, the second part of the railway overpass in Riga Airport as
well as a cut and cover tunnel need to be designed for this Rail Baltica section.  

“In the nearest future we plan to sign our first construction contract. I am pleased
to see that Rail Baltica project remains in spotlights of the international community as so
many foreign companies have expressed their willingness to bid for Rail Baltica tenders.
And our, Latvian, enterprises go with them,” said Kaspars Ozoliņš, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport of Latvia.

Six tenderers were preselected to take part in the second stage of the tender:

INZENIERBUVE” (Amberg Engineering AG; Amberg Technologies AG; CONSULTRANS
S.A.U.; GEG Gabinete de Estruturas e Geotecnia Lda; GREISCH Ingénierie S.A.; GRID
Consultas Estudos e Projectos de Engenharia S.A.; GRID International Consulting S.A.;

2. Group of suppliers “IDOM-INECO” (IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture, S.A.U.;
Ingeniería y Economía del Transporte SME MP S.A. (INECO)).

3. Group of suppliers “OBERMEYER Planen + Beraten GmbH”.

4. Group of suppliers “Consortium TYPSA – SETEC – TUC RAIL – REM PRO” (Setec
International; Técnica y Proyectos S.A. (TYPSA); TUC RAIL S.A.; REM PRO SIA).

5. Group of suppliers “SYSTRA/COWI Mainline through Riga JV” (SYSTRA SA; COWI

6. Group of suppliers “AIA Latvia Mainline Riga” (Aecom Inocsa S.L.U.; Italferr S.p.A).

The entire Rail Baltica line is divided in 11 sections to be contracted separately for the
provision of detailed technical design. Procurement is underway for 6 out of 11
sections. It is expected that the detailed technical design for the entire line will be procured
by the end of 2021.

RB Rail AS is a multi-national joint venture of the Republics of Estonia, Latvia and
Lithuania, which has been established to implement Rail Baltica – a high-speed rail line
infrastructure from Tallinn to the Lithuanian/Polish border. It has a price tag of 6 billion euros and the first trains are expected to start running in 2025.

You can read more about the project in the attached booklet.

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