After evaluation of submitted tender offers, procurement committee has taken a decision to conclude the design and construction contract with the tenderer Skonto Būve, BMGS, ACB un Binders.
For the open tender on design and construction of the second railway track in section Skriveri – Krustpils, which was announced on January 15, 2010, State Joint Stock Company “Latvian Railway” received two tender offers – from Latvian enterprise partnership Skonto Būve, BMGS, ACB un Binders, and from enterprise partnership TVA Construction (Latvia) and OOO Kredo (Russia). Procurement committee refused the tender offer of the latter tenderer due to non-compliance with the tender dossier.
Total amount of the contract is 92, 17 million Euros. The contract shall include development of the technical project and construction of the second railway track in section Skriveri-Krustpils. Before the year 2013 it is planned to build a second railway track on the existing railway right of way from Skriveri to Krustpils, as well as to renovate stations, stops and level crossings, to build high-level platforms in this section, and to build new bridges over Aiviekste river and Perse river. Computerised railway signalling system will be designed and installed, and telecommunication and power supply systems will be modernised.
Now the total turnover of freight traffic in section Riga – Krustpils has reached 92 per cent of the maximum throughput capacity of the section. Besides the freight traffic this section is also loaded by suburban, local and international passenger train traffic.
Project will be financed by the EU Cohesion Fund and from the resources of the SJSC “Latvian Railway”. After completion of the project train traffic safety will increase, and the risk of accidents and pollution of environment will decrease. In total, construction of the second railway track will enlarge the throughput capacity of the whole East-West railway corridor. It will favour the railway competitiveness in the field of carriages and development of transit in Latvia.
More information on the project will be given in press conference on May 20, 2010, at 11.00 am in the Conference Hall of Riga Central Railway Station (entrance from Platform 2).
Holding company “Latvian Railway” includes the leading company SJSC “Latvian Railway” and four subsidiary enterprises - LDz Cargo, Ltd, which is responsible for railway freight traffic; infrastructure construction and maintenance company LDz Infrastruktūra Ltd; rolling stock repairs and maintenance company LDz Ritošā sastāva serviss Ltd, and security company LDz Apsardze Ltd.