Rail Baltica Awards Mainline Construction Contracts in Estonia

Rail Baltic Estonia has signed new contracts with Verston OÜ and Järelpinge Inseneribüroo OÜ for the construction of the Rail Baltica mainline in Kohila and Rapla.

These two contracts are valued at 107 million EUR.

New construction contracts signed for the Rail Baltica mainline in Estonia
New construction contracts signed for the Rail Baltica mainline in Estonia

The first phase of work in Rapla County will construct the mainline embankment from the border of Harju and Rapla to Loone village in Kohila, covering a length of 9.4 kilometres. The average width of the embankment on this section will be 15 meters.

In addition to establishing the mainline embankment, seven major structures will be built under the contract. This includes one eco-duct, five road viaducts and one pedestrian tunnel.

The work will also prepare for the establishment of the Rail Baltica Kohila local station.

Anvar Salomets, CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia said:

“Earlier this year, Rail Baltica signed the first construction contract for the Rail Baltica mainline in Harju County, and now we are progressing with construction into Rapla County. The construction contracts signed today in Kohila municipality, covering over 16 kilometres of mainline construction, represent a significant milestone, showcasing the increasing maturity of our railway development.”

The second phase of the construction in Rapla County, will build a 7.1-kilometre railway embankment, along with necessary drainage works, land improvement systems, two eco-ducts, one road viaduct and two railway viaducts.

What’s more, nearly 5 kilometres of noise barriers will be established in the area.

The second phase of construction will also include a unique 224-metre-long railway bridge.

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