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Value Engineering Stage for Detailed Design & Supervison of the Rail Baltica Project

IDOM reaching a new level of quality and sustainability in the Rail Baltica Project

Sustainability Challenge

Healthy Cities

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Story Highlights

Relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDG Goal 11 sustainable cities and communities.

SDG Goal 13 climate action.

Utilized Software

Bentley Descartes, Bentley LumenRT, OpenBuildings Designer, OpenRail Designer, ProjectWise

Location

Spain

ORGANIZATION/COMPANY

IDOM

The largest single infrastructure project in the Baltics, Rail Baltica is an 870-kilometer international passenger and freight railway corridor linking Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia. It will save EUR billions in annual freight transport costs and EUR 7.1 billion in climate change costs, as well as reduce carbon emissions, atmospheric pollutants, and noise to their lowest possible levels. To deliver the project, IDOM established a connected data environment and used Bentley’s open applications for collaborative 3D modeling and clash detection. The teams achieved a 90% accuracy rate transitioning from design to construction, minimizing change orders, and reaching a new level of quality and sustainability in infrastructure management. In addition to saving 5.3 million passenger hours per year, the rail project will dramatically reduce climate change costs, reduce air pollution by 18.3%, and lower noise by 4.5%.