The designer of the capacious object is K-Projekt, whose task is also to prepare a detailed plan and a strategic environmental impact assessment. The preparation of the main design will in fact last until 2023, because before the construction of the terminal, infrastructure and maintenance center will start, the area is planned to be used as a storage site during the construction of Rail Baltica's main route.
"We have planned the construction in different stages. First of all, the preparation of the warehouse for the main route, the construction of which we want to carry out this year. The beginning of the next stages, ie the infrastructure and construction, depends on the length of the storage period, ”explains Ivo Laht, Rail Baltic Estonia Chief Project Officer of the Rail Baltica service facilities. According to him, construction is then expected to continue as early as 2026-2027.
"K-Projekt, as a design company with a long history, is honored to contribute to the birth of the Rail Baltica railway through the design of the Pärnu freight and maintenance terminal, which is important for the region. We will do our best to that our project solutions would be environmentally friendly and improve the standard of living for all of us," says Siim Rõõmus, CEO of K-Projekt.
Within the framework of the freight terminal and maintenance center project, 17 km of railways, an office building, a warehouse and a workshop (with internal railways) will be designed. In the future, the infrastructure maintenance center will have the necessary rolling stock for railway maintenance and rescue work.
The cost of preparing the preliminary design and the detailed plan is EUR 465000, which is financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).
According to prognosis, the future cargo terminal could handle about 500,000 tons of goods per year in the first years. Of the possible commodity groups, for example, wood, consumer goods, agricultural goods, electronics, textiles.
Watch the animation of the preliminary design HERE