Primus Derling has advised Besix ReRe Group, consisting of N.V. Besix S.A. from Belgium and SIA Rere Buve from Latvia, on its agreement with Eiropas Dzelzceļa llnijas to develop the complex building design and construct the Rail Baltica Riga railway bridge, earth bank, and Riga Central Passenger Station.
The EUR 430.5 million contract was signed on May 29, 2019.
The project includes 2.6 kilometers of standard-gauge railway section in Riga with six new railway overpasses over Riga's Lacplesa, Dzirnavu, Praga, Maskava, Makusala, and Jelgava Streets, as well as a new one-kilometer bridge over the Daugava and the Maza Daugava rivers.
According to Primus Derling, "as a result of the implementation of Rail Baltica project, a transportation hub will be established in the center of Riga that is expected to contribute to mobility, security, accessibility of the city, and give new features to Riga connecting visually and functionally the parts of the city that are currently separated by the railway earth bank, and providing a connection between both banks of the Daugava by means of a new railway bridge that will also be used by pedestrians and cyclists."
The Primus Derling team consisted of Partner Kristine Gaigule-Saveja and Senior Associate Andis Ozolins.