Riga, Latvia (Urban Transport News): A 32.3 million euro contract agreement was signed between Rail Baltica joint venture, global project coordinator RB Rail AS and an international consortium for control-command and signaling engineering and works supervision for Rail Baltica on January 18, 2022 .
Partnership team consisting of SYSTRA, ITALFERR (Ferrovie dello Stato Italian Group) and EGIS have been awarded a contract for Rail Baltica to provide engineering and project management services for the preparation, procurement and supervision of Rail Baltica Control-Command and Signaling Subsystem deployments including European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2. , Interlocking, includes traffic management. , information and communication technology (ICT), auxiliary, station, and non-traction power supply subsystems. The contract covers the entire construction period until the end of the defect notification period.
Under the new contract, the engineering services team will take full responsibility of project management and establish a project management office, develop technical solutions and manage the implementation of tasks providing technical supervision of design, construction, systems integration, testing and testing. and commissioning, operating and pouring into the fault notification period.
“Our goal is to provide a fully integrated and interoperable solution of control-command and signaling systems along the entire 870 km rail Baltica route, and to reach this goal, we have combined the technical expertise, experience and skill to provide systems engineering services. Were on the hunt to manage the implementation of this sophisticated, interconnected and almost “state-of-the-art” control-command and signaling solutions, commented Marc-Philippe L. Baez, Chief Technical Officer at RB Rail AS and Member of the Board of Management.
“ITALFERR is honored to be part of the Rail Baltica High-Speed Rail project with its joint partners SYSTRA and EGIS. We are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to assist RB Rail AS and the project implementers in delivering such a challenging and important project, Which will increase the connectivity between the three Baltic countries and the entire trans-European transport network, thus providing great socio-economic boost. With the new transport standards, the benefits go beyond the limits of the project,” said ITALFERR CEO Andrea Nardinocchi.
“We are very pleased to once again support Rail Baltika on this prestigious project. This new contract, together with our partners Italfer and Sistra, provides design and technical support on our ongoing missions on the project, such as the Riga Central Station and the Latvian section This is also a strong testament to our client Rail Baltica, with whom we are proud to continue working on the development of mobility in the Baltics countries and Europe,” said Olivier Bouvart, CEO of EGIS.
“SYSTRA is also extremely pleased to support the Rail Batica project, as the project will improve communities and connectivity across Europe, while providing great economic benefits and new standards of mobility in the three Baltic states,” said Jean-Charles Volerie. , Chief International and Development Officer at Systra.
Rail Baltika is a joint project of three EU member states – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – and deals with the development of a fast conventional double-track 1435 mm electrified gauge and ERTMS-equipped railway line, on the route from Tallinn to Prnu. With a total length of 870 km. ), Riga, Panevice, Kaunas to the Lithuania/Poland state border (including a Kaunas – Vilnius spur) with a design speed of 249km/h.