Rail Baltica announces a tender for an unexploded ordnance survey. RB has announced a tender for a contract to identify unexploded ordnance and geotechnical work at the site where the future standard gauge railway will pass through the former ammunition depot.

Rail Baltica announces a tender

An ammunition depot was located 20 km from the center of Riga, which was blown up during the Second World War, as a result of which ammunition was scattered throughout the territory, reports Railway Supply magazine, referring to Railway Gazette.

Later, the area was covered with 1 to 2 m of earth to make the area safer.

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The Latvian Armed Forces are gradually clearing the area, but previous scans have identified approximately 1 to 10 possible unexploded ordnance per 100 m2 of the railway route, which is considered too dangerous for geotechnical surveys.

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