New high-performance trans-European rail connection
Winner of the new line from Pärnu to Rapla (Estonia)
On February 25, Rail Baltica, the entity responsible for the new high-performance Trans-European rail connection project, awarded IDOM the first of its tendered sections, which will connect the cities of Pärnu and Rapla, in Estonia. In this way, IDOM is a pioneer, implementing high speed in the Baltic countries, backed up by the firm´s expensive experience in rail projects.
“Announcing the winner of the first detailed technical design tender on the main line is a significant milestone for the Rail Baltica Global Project.” says Ignas Degutis, RB Rail AS acting CEO. “We are satisfied with the experience and calibre of the selected company. It will bring the expertise from the Spanish high-speed rail – the longest high-speed rail network in Europe operating with maximum design speed 310 km/h.”
The section, 71 km long, is the first of the seven that have already been put out to tender, among the eleven that will make up the planned railway interconnection project. For 24 months, the tasks of Value Engineering, Basic Project and Constructive Project of the entire infrastructure and superstructure of the section, including the conceptual design of other subsystems such as electrification, railway signalling, stations, etc. In addition, once the design is approved, IDOM will carry out the design supervision of the project during the entire construction phase.