TALLINN – RB Rail AS, the joint venture of the three Baltic countries for the implementation of the Rail Baltic railway project, has announced procurements for a supplier market study for railway infrastructure components and a study on climate change impact assessment for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the Rail Baltic railway.
The aim of the supplier market study is to determine the various parts of the railway's superstructure and infrastructure elements that are necessary for the realization of the Rail Baltic project. These include ballast, sleepers, tracks, fences, noise barriers, switches, elements like bridges and viaducts, RB Rail said.
The study will determine whether it is more cost efficient to draw up a joint tender for the purchase of all elements necessary for the Rail Baltic Global project that supports talks with service providers and ensures economies of scale or to carry tenders out separately. This way it will be possible to determine what elements should be purchased for the Rail Baltic railway line through a joint tender in all three Baltic countries.
The study will analyze market conditions and availability, determine potential suppliers and carry out an initial quality assessment as well as analyze the aspects of price formation.
The study is part of the research of the Rail Baltic Global project. Research concerning mineral materials is being carried out in parallel with the supplier market study, while a tender along with an application strategy will be drawn up for the signal and control technology and electrification subsystem.
The deadline for offers is July 16.
RB Rail is also announcing a tender for a study on climate change impact assessment for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of Rail Baltic railway. Furthermore, the study shall assess pre-designed infrastructure vulnerability and propose feasible climate change adaptation measures for the railway design, construction and operation phases. The aim of the study is to help manage the additional risks arising from climate change, consider how Rail Baltic project is vulnerable to climate variability and change, assess current and future climate risks to the success of the project, identify and appraise relevant and cost-effective adaptation options to build climate resilience, and integrate adaptation measures (resilience measures) into Rail Baltic project life cycle.
The deadline for offers is July 6.