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Design projects announced for two more Rail Baltica sections in Latvia

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUA procurement process has been organized for construction design and supervisory services for two Rail Baltica railway line sections in Latvia, BNN was told by RB Rail.

The first section from Vangaži all the way to Latvian-Estonian border is 94-km-long. According to the initial detailed technical analysis, it is planned to establish several infrastructure objects: 36 road transits, 13 bridges, three railway transits, three animal crossings, 119 culverts, as well as regional railway stations in Salacgriva, Skulte and Ādaži.

The second railway section from Misa River all the way to the Latvian-Lithuanian border is 45-km-long. According to initial analysis, it is planned to build several infrastructure objects there: 16 road overpasses, four bridges, four railway overpasses, one animal crossing, 54 culverts, as well as railway stations in Bauska and Iecava.

The procurement will cover both sections of the railway, whereas contracts for each separate section will be signed individually. The construction design process is set to take 24 months. This also includes a 60-month supervisory period during construction.

«With the announcement of this baseline construction design process, Rail Baltica project is coming closer to start of construction work. Currently all the main Rail Baltic elements in Latvia – two railway line sections in Riga; Rail Baltica section at the Central Railway Station in Riga and International Airport Riga – have successfully reached the design stage,» says RB Rail CEO and board chairman Timo Riihimäki.

The company also explains that there are two stages planned for the procurement process: assessment of contenders’ qualifications and negotiations. In the first stage, potential contenders will be asked to submit applications to check their qualifications. Full technical information will be issued to contenders who pass requirements for the second stage. Initial submission of proposals will follow after that, as well as negotiations and submission of final offers. The deadline for the first stage of the process is set for 5 August.


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