14.10.2021 - Economy, Transport and logistics

French company wins 4.5m euro Rail Baltica safety contract

The Rail Baltica joint venture RB Rail AS, together with the national project implementors SIA Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas, Rail Baltic Estonia OÜ and AB LTG Infra. On October 12, they had signed a contract to provide safety assessment services on the whole project.

The contract, worth 4.5 million euros is with with French firm Certifer SA as the single safety assessment services provider (AsBo) for the entire Rail Baltica line, throughout the design, construction, and integration phases of the project.

"AsBo’s role is to deliver the final safety assessment reports that are a mandatory part of evidence provided to National Safety Authorities for receiving Authorization for placing into service and possibility to run trains on the newbuilt Rail Baltica line," said a statement about the contract.

Certifer SA is a French railway certification company established in 1997, performing inspection, certification, and test organization services all over the world for rail and urban transportation.

“Certifer has been involved in most of the European railway infrastructure projects such as the high-speed lines Paris Bordeaux, Y-Vasca in Spain, High Speed 2 in the UK, as well as for the conventional lines in Denmark, Belgium. Being part of Rail Baltica, one the biggest projects of these next 10 years, was then for us a “must have” and we are proud and excited to be the Assessment Body, one year after being awarded the notified body,” said Pierre Kadziola, Certifer SA Chief Executive Officer.

Source: eng.lsm.lv

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