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RB Rail launches design tender for Latvian railway section

RB Rail, a joint venture (JV) between the three Baltic States, has announced a restricted competition for ‘Design and design supervision services for the construction of the mainline section through Riga’, which is being conducted for the benefit of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia.

The development will include nearly 57km of railway line, comprising the Upeslejas–Riga Central Station, Tornkalns–Imanta, and Riga Airport–the Misa river sections.

The proposal submission deadline for the tender is 28 February.

RB Rail senior engineer Jean-Marc Bedmar said: “With this tender for the detailed technical design of the first 57km of Rail Baltica railway track in Latvia, we have launched the Rail Baltica detailed technical design preparation process in all three Baltic countries.

“Nevertheless, these three competitions are only a few of many upcoming railway design tenders to be carried out until 2022 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.”

The tender will comprises two separate stages. The first stage will involve the selected candidates being invited to submit a proposal during the second stage of the competition.

The second stage will see the authority analyse the proposals submitted by the candidates and subsequently award the rights to the contract.

Following the conclusion of the tender process, the selected candidate will be responsible for providing design and design supervision services for the construction of the project’s mainline section through Riga.

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