The multinational consultancy has won the safety, reliability, availability and maintainability (RAMS) contract, awarded by RB Rail AS, a consortium that's in charge of setting up the standard-gauge freight & passenger 1,000 km-long rail line from Estonia to Poland.
The development of the requirements, which are a precursor to the tenders and contracts that RB Rail AS will issue to complete the railway - part of the North Sea-Baltic Core Corridor of the EU Trans-European Transport Network - will last about a year. As well as complying with European standards these will need to ensure the compatibility of the systems with the entire TEN-T.
The value of the RINA-RB Rail AS RAMS contract amounts to €510k.
"RINA has a long history in the railway safety sector and European infrastructure is among the most technologically advanced in the world. This contract is an important recognition that will allow us to apply the skills gathered in projects of strategic importance such as the Italian High-Speed line, the Norwegian signalling program, the Marmaray line under the Bosphorus and the new Shah-Habshan-Ruwais railway line in the United Arab Emirates," Roberto Carpaneto, CEO, RINA Consulting, commented.
To this Marc Philippe El Beze, Chief Technical Officer, RB Rail AS, added, "The development of Rail Baltica reliability, availability, maintainability and safety (RAMS) concept is an important step forward in the project implementation. By developing RAMS technical requirements, which will be further integrated in the project design and construction, we will ensure that the new line meets the required performances, Safety and European standards compliance, and it is compatible with the systems used in the European railway network."
Photo: Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia