The competition was to design and supervise the Rail Baltica mainline through Rīga, including associated infrastructure and the winning bid amount was 12 989 200 EUR submitted by a consortium made up of two Spanish companies: IDOM and INECO.
"It is planned that this contract will be signed by the winner in June, after the completion of the necessary procedures, including a ten day waiting period," said a statement from RB Rail.
The high-speed rail section is 56 km long and consists of three sub-sections, including the link to Rīga International Airport.
The winning bidder will have to conduct a track survey and engineering research to present a detailed plan within two years within 24 months and supervise the the construction phase of the project.
In total, RB Rail has so far announced 7 of the 11 procurement competitions for detailed construction projects, accounting for 57% of the total track length across all three Baltic states.
Rail Baltica will be a conventional double-track electrified railway line with maximum design speed of 249 km/h (the maximum operational speed of 234 km/h) on the route from Tallinn through Pärnu – Rīga – Panevėžys – Kaunas to the Lithuanian-Polish border, with a connection from Kaunas to Vilnius. The new railway line will be designed with 1435 mm gauge and will have a total length of 870 km, of which 265 km will be in Latvia. It is supposed to be complete by 2026.