RB Rail AS has announced that three international consortiums were awarded the right to participate in the 2nd stage of design and construction of the energy subsystem of Rail Baltica.
The project is a cross-border electrification of railways in Europe, the subsystem will be integrated along the entire 870 km line from Tallinn to the Lithuanian-Polish border and from Kaunas to Vilnius. The components of the energy subsystem include high-voltage connection points for connecting traction electrical substations to public high-voltage electrical networks, traction electrical substations, a contact network system, and a system of energy management commands. The following consortiums have qualified:
The European Union will co-finance up to 85% of the total eligible costs through the Europe Connectivity Facility (CEF), with the remaining funding coming from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.