Rail Baltica announces a tender for an unexploded ordnance survey
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.
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.
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.