We advised Rail Baltic Estonia, the developer of Rail Baltica railway in Estonia, with compiling the procurement documents for the largest construction procurement in Estonia relating to the construction of the Rail Baltica Ülemiste joint terminal and its surrounding area.

Key role in the Rail Baltica project

The goal of this international tender is to find a contractor for the Ülemiste passenger terminal called “Linda”, its surrounding area and the railway infrastructure. The estimated cost of the project is approximately EUR 178 million and the terminal is expected to be completed by the end of 2026. The CEO of Rail Baltic Estonia, Tõnu Grünberg, names the Ülemiste joint terminal as the most important object of the Rail Baltica project in Estonia.

Largest construction procurement in the history of Estonia

The total volume of the Ülemiste terminal building and the construction site in its vicinity is approximately 2,4 km². According to the design solution, the net area of ​​the terminal building consisting of one underground and four above-ground floors is approx. 10,000 m². Along with the terminal, the necessary access roads and streets, a large town square and car parks will also be built. Within the framework of the project, the current pedestrian viaduct called “Kantsi” will be rebuilt and, in addition, a new pedestrian tunnel called “Vesse” will be completed.

In addition to the construction of the terminal building, the procurement framework also includes the construction of related infrastructure, the relocation of the 1520 mm gauge railway, and the construction of a new section. Rail Baltica joint terminal will serve all railway traffic starting from or passing through the terminal with track gauges 1435 mm and 1520 mm as well as bus traffic (city lines, county lines, long-distance lines).

Biggest infrastructure project of the century

Rail Baltica is an environmentally friendly and comfortable railway connection that unites Estonia with its southern neighbors and Middle-European countries. The new infrastructure allows passengers to travel from Tallinn to Pärnu in 40 minutes and to Riga in 1 hour 42 minutes.

We are advising RB Rail through the execution of the project, including agreements between governments and infrastructure management when drafting contracts and amending national legislation. With an estimated EUR 5,6 billion budget, the Rail Baltica railway infrastructure is the largest project of its kind in the Baltics during the last century.

Our team

Our procurement and infrastructure specialists, senior associates Mario Sõrm and Mirjam Vichmann with the support of senior associates Kadri Härginen and Kaspar Endrikson, advised Rail Baltic with the preparation of procurement documents.

More info: RailBaltic.