Rail Baltica | Contractor shortlist introduced for Europe’s largest electrification challenge

RB Rail, the supply firm overseeing the Estonia-Latvia-Lithuania Rail Baltica challenge, has revealed the 4 worldwide consortia which have submitted functions for the 870km rail community’s power subsystem design and development – the biggest single electrification contract in Europe.

The 4 candidates are:

  • Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (a JV of Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios and Elecnor Servicios y Proyectos) from Spain
  • Alstom-BMGS-GE-Torpol (a JV of BMGS, Bombardier Transportation Baltics, Alstom Transport, GE Power Energy Conversion France and Torpol) from Latvia
  • STC Baltic Electrification (a JV of Colas Rail, Siemens Mobility, Siemens Mobility Oy Latvijas filiāle and TSO) from France, Germany and Latvia
  • Yapı Merkezi İnşaat ve Sanayı from Turkey

These 4 candidates at the moment are being invited to submit their technical and monetary proposals by the tip of 2022. The second stage and full proposal submission will happen within the first half of 2023, with the contract awarded by the tip of 2023.

The contract will contain the deployment of an power subsystem in a consolidated manner from Estonian capital Tallinn by Latvia to the Lithuania-Poland border after which between Lithuanian cities of Kaunus and Vilnius. This can embody key parts corresponding to traction energy substations, excessive voltage connection factors between these substations and public electrical grids, an overhead contact system, an power management command system and different parts immediately linked to the power subsystem.

The 870km of double observe would require over 2,000km of catenary programs, the set up of fifty,000 masts and round 4,350t of copper supplies. The electrical energy consumed by Rail Baltica will likely be within the vary of 900GW/h yearly, an estimated 3% enhance on the nationwide consumption of every of the Baltic States.

The electrification may even contain the implementation of static frequency converters (SFC) to offer versatile and environment friendly integration between the totally different nations. The usage of SFC on a challenge of this measurement is unprecedented.

RB Rail head of programs and operation Jean-Marc Bedmar stated: “We’re happy to see the excessive curiosity and robust competitors as the businesses which have utilized for the tender symbolize the biggest and most-serious worldwide market gamers of high-speed railway electrification.

“The proposed Rail Baltica electrification structure relies on 2×25 kV Static Frequency Converters and for the primary time is carried out in a challenge of such scale, offering versatile and environment friendly integration of railway power subsystem between the nations. We’ll subsequently have to be assured to get the most-competent help obtainable within the international market.”

Rail Baltica is an 870km high-speed electrified rail line connecting Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with additional connections to Finland and Poland. It’s the largest infrastructure challenge within the Baltic states for over a century, costing €5.8bn (£5bn) however with a socio-economic good thing about €16.8bn (£14.6bn) in response to a benefit-cost ratio evaluation carried out by Ernst & Younger.

Just lately, 5 worldwide JVs have been shortlisted for the development of the 265km Latvian leg of the observe. Nevertheless, procurement for the Estonian capital station has been much less profitable, with just one tender acquired– and it was twice the anticipated value.

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