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RB Rail announces electrification procurement for Rail Baltica project

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RB Rail, a Rail Baltica three way partnership, has launched a public procurement for the Rail Baltica power subsystem design and building for the whole Rail Baltica line.

The Rail Baltica line spans over 870 km in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

The power subsystem might be deployed in a consolidated approach from Tallinn to the Lithuania-Poland border in addition to from Kaunas to Vilnius, thereby making it Europe’s largest rail electrification venture.

Slated to finish by the tip of 2023, the procurement might be carried out in two phases.

Essential parts of the power subsystem embody excessive voltage connection factors to hyperlink traction energy substations to the general public excessive voltage electrical grids, in addition to traction energy substations.

It additionally covers the overhead contact system, power management command system, and different parts which might be instantly linked to the power subsystem.

RB Rail methods and operation division head Jean-Marc Bedmar stated: “We take into account this a very historic achievement for the Rail Baltica World Undertaking and powerful proof of the dedication of the Baltic States to implement this venture in a united approach.

“That is the primary time when procurement of such scope and scale is organised throughout three international locations in Europe with a objective to offer a single electrification system with the identical operational upkeep guidelines and interoperability necessities throughout a number of international locations.”

Early final yr, RB Rail picked an engineering service supplier (ENE Engineer) for the set up of the World venture power subsystem.

An affiliation of DB Engineering & Consulting, IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Structure,  Italferr was chosen for the venture.

Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are funding the implementation of the Rail Baltica World Undertaking.

European Union will co-finance as much as 85% of the entire eligible prices by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

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