AECOM to be part of the project that will link the Baltic with the European railway network

  • Rail Baltica will link the three Baltic countries (Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia), Poland and Finland with the current European railway network in ten years
  • AECOM´s teams in Spain, UK and Latvia have been chosen thanks to their experience in Building Information Modelling (BIM), methodology for international transportation projects with a special focus on the rail sector

AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, has been selected to develop the detailed BIM strategy for the Rail Baltica project, which will integrate the Baltic states into the current European railway network.

AECOM has been chosen for this initiative that will link Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and indirectly Finland thanks to its BIM methodology experience. The team will take advantage of the benefits of a digital approach for the design, construction and operation of the infrastructure. The plans, processes and technologies will be detailed from a BIM point of view.

As part of AECOM’s strategy, the team will detail the BIM delivery workflows and standardise the content of the information to create a “Common Data Environment”, as well as a BIM data-driven methodology for the lifecycle of the project’s infrastructure. AECOM will also prepare an education and training plan for the project’s administration and local production chain.

Javier Muñiz, chief executive of AECOM, Southern Europe, said: “Our experts stand out for their international experience in management, implementation and development of environments and projects with BIM Methodology in the fields of engineering and architecture, particularly in railway projects.”

David Philp, Global BIM / IM Consultancy Director, AECOM, added: “AECOM has pooled together its global BIM, rail and digital expertise with teams from Spain, the UK and Latvia working collaboratively to deliver this important project. Our BIM teams support both internal and external clients with our world-class expertise not only across geographies but also across sectors. On this particular rail scheme, we have brought some of our learning from major projects such as the SGP Paris Metro in France, as well as Crossrail and Scottish Futures Trust in the UK.”

More information about the Rail Baltica project can be found here