Fima Takes Part in Significant Latvian Railways Projects

Back to News

Intelligent engineering solutions company Fima has completed the design stage of engineering systems for a 56 km of Skrīveri - Krustpils railway section in Latvia and has started the implementation works. The overall purpose of the project of building a second track is to improve the throughput of this line, which has nearly reached its maximum load capacity.

“The Skrīveri - Krustpils railway section is the main corridor for cargo traffic in Latvia that connects Russia and other continental countries with Latvia’s Baltic ports. Once completed, the project will allow the volumes of inbound cargo transit to the Latvian ports to be increased and will make it possible for the ports to raise the volumes of their stevedoring operations. This will certainly sharpen Latvia’s competitive edge in the international cargo carriage business,” said Gintaras Juknevičius, General Director of Fima.

In addition to installing state-of-the-art systems on the new line under construction, the systems of the old line will be upgraded as well. In this project, Fima is responsible for designing and deploying traffic control, telecommunication and power supply systems. The specialists of the company will install a modern computerised train traffic control system, which will manage and control the signalling systems for five railway stations, the connecting substations and 17 level crossings. The company’s experts will also set up nearly 300 sets of state-of-the-art lights and will centralise the control of 160 switches. The management of the stations involved in the modernisation project will be done centrally at the traffic control centres in Riga and Daugavpils.

Within the framework of the installation of telecommunication systems and reconstruction of traffic control and power supply systems, Fima will deploy over 600 km of communication, control and power supply cabling. All of the new and reconstructed systems will have power supplied from newly built and reconstructed transformer substations via 10kV overhead and ground lines covering a span of over 500 km. On top of that, lightning systems will be built at all stations, platforms and level crossings; the stations will be outfitted with electric switch heating systems; and the catenary system will be reconstructed as well.