Rail Baltica signs data deal with Bentley Systems

The Rail Baltica infrastructure project announced October 21 it had signed a contract with international software solutions company Bentley Systems "to deploy, implement and maintain Rail Baltica Common Data Environment for building [an] information management system (BIM)."

"With this, Rail Baltica global project is going to deploy and set up a cloud-based Common Data Environment (CDE) to be used during the design, construction and operational phase of the railway line. The total amount of the five-year contract with Bentley is 1.2 million euros (plus VAT), that includes software development, implementation and maintenance as well as license fees and training of users." RB Rail, the company overseeing the project, said in a news release.

The funding for the contract is allocated from the CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) budget.

As well as setting up a cloud-based CDE configuration, test phase and training of users, there is the option of a CDE extension if required.

"It is estimated that at the peak of the Rail Baltica construction activities, the number of daily users of the system will rise up to 370, exchanging and updating the technical project documentation including design models, drawings and other technical information. In addition, the system will meet the highest IT security standards to ensure secure and fast exchange of technical documentation and information for all involved parties," said RB Rail. 

Bentley Systems has a promotional video describing the services it offers in this area and what they are supposed to do.

 

Rail Baltica is a double track, European standard 1,435 mm gauge electrified railway for passenger and freight transport to be built from Tallinn to the Lithuanian-Polish border. The overall length of the railway will be 870 kilometers. The total cost of Rail Baltica in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia is estimated at around €5.8 billion with the first trains due to start rolling in 2025.

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