Rafter Raising Ceremony at the New Terminal of Riga International Airport
The Rafter Rising Ceremony at the Centrus quarter - both of the buildings are at their tallest
The major construction of railway infrastructure in the section Skrīveri-Krustpils has been completed
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Rafter Raising Ceremony at the New Terminal of Riga International Airport

Skonto Būve held a rafter raising ceremony at Riga International Airport, which is currently undergoing the construction of a new terminal. Along with the completion of the frame construction, the new building has now reached its highest point.

Besides the frame construction, the monolithic reinforced concrete covering has been completed as well. The façade has been finished for half of the building, and the arrangement of utilities is under the way.

The 1st phase in the airport's terminal development will provide the expansion of the non-Schengen area and four additional boarding sectors, which will improve the quality of the services provided by the airport. After its completion, the new terminal building will be able to service larger aircraft, thus increasing the capacity of the airport.

Photographer: Karīna Kaufelde

Video: Elīna Matvejeva

The Rafter Rising Ceremony at the Centrus quarter - both of the buildings are at their tallest

The construction of both of the buildings in the Centrus quarter has reached a significant phase of the project - the Rafter Raising Ceremony was held at the beginning of March. Traditionally, the Rafter Raising Ceremony is held when a building has reached its tallest point, and the construction of it structure and roof is finished. As the construction works of the reinforced concrete framing and roof have concluded, the most important tasks in the nearest future are related to the interior design and construction of the facade. 

As we know, the construction of the Centrus quarter will conclude at the end of 2015 with the completion of two 7-story residential buildings. The Centrus quarteris being built as a facilitated, attractive, independent, and high-quality living space and business location in the very centre of Riga. It is located in the busy part of Riga, surrounded by Tērbatas, Dzirnavu, Blaumaņa, and Krišjāņa Barona streets.

The major construction of railway infrastructure in the section Skrīveri-Krustpils has been completed

On 4 February, the second railway track in the section Skrīveri-Krustpils, a most ambitious project worth over 100 million euros that will allow significant increase of train throughput, larger speed and greater security in the direction from Krustpils to Riga, was officially opened.

The ambitious project involved the construction of completely new railway infrastructure - new tracks of 56 km, engineering buildings and systems, reconstruction of a bridge over the River Pērse and the existing culverts and crossings. Also, a new bridge was built over the Aiviekste, becoming the first railway bridge built after the restoration of independence of Latvia. The project also included the reconstruction of five train stations and the development of territories.

Guntis Rāvis, Chair of the Board of “Skonto Būve” Ltd. said: “Within the last few years I have had the opportunity to name several large-scale projects which have been some of the greatest in the last decade. The development of railway infrastructure in the section Skrīveri-Krustpils is among them. The ability of Latvian enterprises to collaborate was the key to success in the implementation of various complex objects, and this project serves as excellent proof of this ability”.

“This was a long-awaited and carefully prepared project, which was needed both for the railway, as well as for Latvia. This major achievement will allow the company to work more efficiently, ensuring stable revenue to the state budget and contributing to the development of the railway sector in general. And people will certainly appreciate the reconstructed train station platforms and well-developed territories,” noted the President of the Latvian Railways Uģis Magonis.

The extensive work was carried out by “Skonto Būve” in general partnership with JSC “BMGS”, JSC “A.C.B” and “Binders” Ltd.