10.06.2022

Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating

Bane NOR, developer and operator of the Norwegian railway infrastructure, has commissioned R+R as project manager cost estimation. R+R will help Bane NOR to improve cost estimation processes and develop cost estimation metrics and models based on Norwegian and international best practice.

08.04.2022

A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof

At the beginning of April 2022, construction work will start on the N14 motorway section between the Gisikon and Rütihof junctions. The task includes maintenance of the drainage system as well as pavement replacement and renewal of the guard rails and animal fences over the entire section.

The traffic installations required for the maintenance work will also be used to enable renewal of the expansion joints on the 420 m long Reuss bridge. R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

R+R is contracted by the Federal Roads Office as client’s support staff and external site management unit.

Projekt sheet

A14, view towards Reuss river and Rotkreuz

11.01.2022

Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project

After two tendering rounds with, at first, four tenderers, Sporveien, the operator of Oslo City’s public transport system, awarded the contract for equipping the metro with a CBTC system to Siemens. R+R has edited the price formats, evaluated the commercial tenders, and supported the negotiations. At the same time, in the Datalink sub-project, Sporveien procures the communication services and the necessary upgrading of the communication infrastructure.

01.11.2021

A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass

Twenty years ago, a serious fire disaster occurred in the Gotthard motorway tunnel. To commemorate this event, the «SRF Aktuell» TV program has produced a report on road tunnel safety in Switzerland, which was broadcast on October 21, 2021. Many lessons have been learned from this disaster. By using the third tube of the Gubrist tunnel, now under construction, as an example, the FEDRO project managers explain recent developments concerning the safety of road tunnels.

Tunnelsicherheit 20 Jahre nach dem Gotthardunglück

News
10.06.2022
Bane NOR Utbygging – Project Manager Estimating
08.04.2022
A14, motorway maintenance project Buchrain-Rütihof
11.01.2022
Oslo T-bane CBTC-Project
01.11.2021
A1, Extension of the Zurich Northern Bypass
Banedanmark

SIGNALLING PROGRAMME – FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure organisation, is planning a full replacement and reorganisation of safety technology throughout its entire network. The European signalling standard, ERTMS Level 2, is to be introduced across the entire area of the long-haul rail network. The Copenhagen S-Bane is to be equipped with a new CBTC signalling system, in line with the state of the art for suburban railways, which should also enable fully automated train operation at a later stage. The operational management will be brought together in three new traffi c control centres; the interlocking technology will be entirely replaced and will also undergo further centralisation. The new organisation must be prepared and trained to implement and operate the Signalling Programme.

In 2007 – 2008, a pre-project was developed as the basis for the fi nal political decision. Managing the investment and budgeting workstream, R+R developed the system defi nition for the cost estimate, compiled price catalogues, estimated the costs for the long-haul railway and S-Bane and compared them with previous cost estimates, calculated the annual appropriations for various migration strategies, and carried out strategic cost comparisons of technological alternatives.

From 2009 – 2012, R+R handled the commercial procurement of the main system contracts (S-Bane, Fjernbane East and West, Onboard), set up tender documents, evaluated off ers and led negotiations with bidders. Additional procurement procedures followed, e.g. for train radio, interface systems and fi xed telecommunications installations. In accordance with the awarded contracts, the budget was adjusted for two additional political milestones. From 2012 onwards, R+R tracked cost developments and led strategic studies on programme extensions. Among other things, R+R supervised the Business Case for (semi-) automatic train operation.

Key data

Client
Banedanmark

Processing period
2007 – 2017

Project costs
CHF 3.1 billion

Project type
Rail

Services
Consulting

Fields of expertise
Project Evaluation
Comparative Market Studies

Downloads
Project sheet

Contact

Dr. Jost Lüking

Consultant economics, chairman of the board of directors