Rail Baltic Estonia awards contracts to build three railway crossings in Kohila

WCN Editorial Team 5 Aug 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Rail Baltic Estonia has awarded first two construction contracts of this year to build three railway crossings in Kohila, Estonia.

The contracts were awarded for the construction of Loone ecoduct, Künka road overpass and Tagadi road overpass in Kohila.

Building firm YIT Eesti has been appointed to construct Loone ecoduct and Künka road overpass, with a total construction costs of €5.3m.

Meanwhile, TREV-2 Grupp has been selected to build the Tagadi road overpass, with €2.3m as construction cost.

Construction work on the three railway crossings is anticipated to commence in one month.

TREV-2 Grupp Board chairman Sven Pertens said: “The construction of the various Rail Baltica objects and hopefully the main route will certainly start to influence the Estonian infrastructure construction market in the coming years.

“On the one hand, it challenges both the state as the contracting authority and the market participants, but with smart planning it is a good opportunity for Estonian companies both in terms of overall market size and in terms of the development of engineering competence.”

It is noted that the construction of Saustinõmme overpass, the first crossing of the Rail Baltica line that is located in Saku, has already been completed at the beginning of this year.

Rail Baltica is a greenfield rail transport infrastructure project that aims to integrate the Baltic States in the European rail network.

It includes five European Union countries that include Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and indirectly Finland too. It will connect Kaunas, Pärnu, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga, Panevežys, Vilnius, and Warsaw.

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Chairman of the Board of Rail Baltic Estonia Tõnu Grünberg and AS YIT Eesti Board Member Margus Põim. Credit: Rail Baltic.

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