NCB awarded Rail Baltica notified body services contract
Network Certification Body (NCB) and CERTIFER are pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to provide Notified Body (NoBo) assessment services for Rail Baltica.
The Rail Baltica project is an 875-km-long greenfield project which will connect three European Union Member States, being Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Several regional stations and stops will be constructed and will be designed to be accessible to all types of passengers.
The line will also feature more than 140 different railway structures, with railway bridges over river, railway viaducts over road, railway viaducts over land, railway structure over pedestrian/cyclist crossing, and so forth.
The line has been designed to provide 240 km/h passenger service and 120 km/h freight service, to form the central part of the Baltic Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). Traffic management will be supported by ERTMS L2 Baseline 3, and the line will be powered by a 2×25 kV – 50 Hz overhead contact line.
The partnership of NCB and CERTIFER provides Rail Baltica with a team of experienced engineers and assessors with expertise across the european regulatory environment to deliver NoBo services.
Sam Brunker, Managing Director of NCB, said: I am very pleased that NCB, in association with CERTIFER, will be contributing to this prestigious project. It builds on the success of our similar arrangement to provide independent assessment services to the HS2 project, and is a great example of UK continuing to do export business.”
Pierre Kadziola, Chief Executive Officer of CERTIFER added: “As a European leader of inspection and certification in the rail domain, it was important for Certifer to be part of one of most important and exciting railway project of the next ten years in European Union.”