Civitta Estonia and Railistics will assess the feasibility of Pärnu terminal
A joint tenderer was selected out of four applicants by RB Rail to complete the feasibility study of a freight terminal in the Rail Baltica project.
The contract, excluding VAT, is valued at €139,876.
The aim of the study is to analyse the possible alternatives for the Pärnu freight terminal and its potential benefits for the feasibility of the project. Technical constraints that stem from the preferred alignment of Rail Baltica´s main line will also be analysed.
The contractor’s feasibility study will include a market study with freight forecast modelling, spatial and technical analysis and the selection of preferred options considering the terminal’s functional requirements, as well as the terminal’s projected cargo handling volumes until 2055, aligned and cross-checked with the Rail Baltica cost-benefit analysis.
The final report of the study should be ready by the end of 2018.
“This study will help us better understand the economic importance of Pärnu as part of the railway line design in the context of freight transportation. Due to the fact that the construction of Rail Baltica is a large-scale project that influences the economic environment of all three Baltic States, our decision making in the design and construction phase has to follow the cost-effectiveness principle. Each study will bring us closer to finding optimal solutions,” commented Aivar Jaeski, Country Manager Estonia and Finland, RB Rail AS.
In total, four applicants submitted their proposal – ETC Transport Consultants GmbH, Ernst & Young Baltic AS, Civitta Eesti AS and Railistics GmbH as a joint tenderer, and Aecom Ltd. The procurement process was governed by the Estonian Public Procurement Law.