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Rail Baltica has launched a tender for the supplier of CCS engineering

Rail Baltica has launched a tender for the supplier of CCS engineering
photo: design of PLH Arkitekter, one of two winners in the international design competition for Rail Baltica, organized by The European Railroad Lines.
25 / 11 / 2020

Rail Baltica is looking for a supplier for management and security systems (CCS). The new partnership should include the preparation, acquisition and deployment of subsystems for the Rail Baltica Project. The tendering procedure will have two stages. The deadline for submitting an electronic application for the first of them is 30th of November 2020.

The scope of CCS services in this tender should include, for example, the preparation of specifications for tenders for project and construction works of Rail Baltica Lines. The winning solution should be able also to assist in the evaluation of technical proposals and should allow the supervision of design and construction work. CCS engineering should also include supervision of testing and commissioning.

CCS engineering for the Rail Baltica project includes all components for the commissioning of Rail Baltica lines. It combines traffic management system, ETCS interlocking and track-side systems, radio communication, transmission / communication and power supply systems and other support systems.

"CCS is a prerequisite for the high-quality, efficient and safe operation of our railway infrastructure for passenger and freight transport. Our plan is to provide a unified and interoperable CCS solution for the entire 870 km of the Rail Baltica line. To meet this engineering challenge, we are looking for a supplier with experience in deploying comprehensive, interoperable and modern large-scale CCS solutions with technical know-how,” said Kaido Zimmerman, Interim Technical Director for Media at RB Rail AS.

Rail Baltica is aimed to be a railway line that will be electrified and double track. It will use the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS). The maximum design speed that should be possible to reach on this track should be 234 km / hour. The new corridor will lead from Tallinn via Pärnu - Riga - Panevėžys - Kaunas to the Lithuanian-Polish border with a connection from Kaunas to Vilnius. The project should be completed in 2026.

The overall costs of this project should rise to EUR 5.8 billion. Three Baltic states participate in its realisation - Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Rail Baltica received three grants in the frame of the Connecting Europe Facility Fund for the construction of Rail Baltica line. These subsidies amount to EUR 824 million.