Lloyd's Register will conduct regular technical certification and risk assessment services for projects across the Swedish rail network, ensuring that the network complies with European interoperability standards and the Common Safety Method (CSM-REA) regulations. The agreement will run for two years initially, with an option to extend for a further two.

“This new agreement is testament to Lloyd's Register’s expertise and excellent track record in the European railway sector,” says Mr Asle Martinsen, transport assurance manager at Lloyd's Register. “It follows a previous framework agreement for Trafikverket, where we delivered positive results and developed a good relationship over a three-year period.”

The announcement follows Trafikverket awarding a contract to American firm Jacobs to provide strategic consultation for three new high-speed lines on March 6.