Banedanmark is commencing an upgrade and expansion of the fixed transmission network to a modern and highly-sophisticated system of optical fiber cables blown through polyethylene tubes. The tubes are connected via cable wells, which facilitates installation and maintenance. For this purpose, Banedanmark intends to procure optical fiber cables and polyethylene piping (compatible for blowing/jetting the fiber) as well as cable wells, joints, GPS chips, etc. necessary for the project in scope including stock. Banedanmark plans on publishing the tender by August 2017 and wishes with this notice to inform all potential suppliers of the content and expected time schedule.
Due to the size of the project, Banedanmark acknowledges the need of potentially awarding up to two contracts. Banedanmark would like to encourage interested companies to indicate their interest to Banedanmark and contact Banedanmarks contact person stated in section 1, if representatives of the respective company should be interested in engaging in a dialogue about market, scope, project details, etc.
The term of the contract(s) is expected to be up to 60 months from the time of award but an option to extend may be negotiated should the scope expand.
Banedanmark wishes to enter into a framework agreement on delivering Fixed Transmission Network materials. Reference is made to a more detailed description in section II.2.4.
The FTN (Fixed Transmission Network) Passive project in Banedanmark handles 2 deliverables:
— Redesign of the existing fiber network (approx. 1 200 km),
— Renewal of the fiber infrastructure (approx. 700 km).
To ensure that the current fibre infrastructure can accommodate the future requirements from several different projects within Banedanmark in the period 2018-2022 it is necessary to improve and expand the current infrastructure throughout Denmark.
The renewal of the infrastructure will ensure a change from a directly buried fibre infrastructure to a system using a number of tubes as installation medium. This change ensures a long life and flexible solution which is deemed the standard solution in Banedanmark for new installations.
This renewal is not covering Banedanmark at all places in Denmark. A redesign or modification will ensure that the existing directly buried fibre infrastructure can be used effectively towards the require purposes.
Implementation of the redesign and renewal will ensure a strong basis for the future deployment of the Banedanmark high priority project and programs.
Based on this, the Signalling Programme and Banedanmark Technical Department have developed a proposal for an overall plan and investment framework for the establishment of the fibre cable system on 38 sections of rail-road track (1 866 km railway). The plan covers the need for technical modernization of an outdated system as well as critical needs for supporting the Signalling Programme.