Trafikverket signs multi-million deal for railway assessment
Trafikverket, the Swedish Transport Administration, has signed a multi-million agreement with Lloyd’s Register (LR), a global engineering consultancy. The company will deliver third party assessment services for the country’s rail network. It follows a previous framework agreement between the parties.
The contract is worth 28 million Swedish Krona (over 2 million euros) and runs for two years initially, with an option to extend for a further two years. As an accredited assessment body (AsBo) and notified body (NoBo) in Europe, LR will deliver independent assurance services for projects across the network.
AsBo and NoBo
As NoBo, LR will provide third party certification at various points throughout project life cycles to ensure the structural subsystem conforms to the technical specifications outlined by the European Union (EU). This will ensure technical interoperability of the Swedish rail network. As AsBo, LR will ensure that the projects comply with the Common Safety Method – Risk Evaluation and Assessment (CSM-REA) regulation.
Asle Martinsen, Transport Assurance Manager at Lloyd’s Register, said: “This new agreement is a testament to LR’s expertise and excellent track record in the European railway sector. It follows a previous framework agreement for NoBo services for Trafikverket, where we delivered positive results and developed a good relationship over a three-year period. This latest agreement provides us with an opportunity to further strengthen this relationship, build on an already high level of trust and continue to deliver exceptional assurance services.”