SYSTRA APPOINTED BY DANISH RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE PROVIDER BANEDANMARK TO ADVISE ON COUNTRY-WIDE ELECTRIFICATION PROGRAMME
SYSTRA with joint venture partner COWI has been appointed by Danish state owned rail infrastructure provider Banedanmark to advise on the upgrade of its rail infrastructure. It is Banedanmark’s ambition to electrify its network with a ‘best in class’ system using the latest technology by 2022. The Danish Government has so far allocated 4 billion kroner (£0.46bn) to the electrification upgrade.
The first task for the project team will be to assist Banedanmark with establishing an overall framework and delivery strategy for the electrification programme, which will involve managing suppliers’ contracts through the implementation and commissioning phases. It is expected that the first section to be electrified will be the 114km Lunderskov to Esbjerg line by 2015. (...)