Skonto Buve opens new production unit in Ventspils
Skonto Būve signs an agreement on the reconstruction of the Riga Motor Museum building
The 14th international rhythmic gymnastics tournament “Baltic Hoop 2013” has taken place.
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Skonto Buve opens new production unit in Ventspils

A new company Heimdal Skonto Latvia has opened in Ventspils which is a joint venture of the Norwegian Heimdal Group and Skonto Būve; it is a production unit of module houses. The unit is built according to a special design and its production is then exported to Scandinavian countries.  The first consignment was shipped to Norway where the joint venture Heimdal Skonto Latvia is operating as a general contractor.

The most recent and up-to-date technologies are used in the production of Heimdal Skonto Latvia house modules. The houses have ready-built premises with utilities, interior decoration, plumbing and furniture. The finished modules are transported to the construction site where they are erected as multi-storey buildings, such as residential buildings and hotels. Furniture, ironworks and windows manufactured in Latvia are often used in the construction of these structures. Therefore, in addition to new work opportunities being created by the opening of this production unit, it also helps in promoting the development of other manufacturers in Latvia.

Heimdal Skonto Latvia Ltd. is fully owned by the Norwegian holding company Heimdal Skonto Norway, which is a joint venture of the Latvian company Skonto Būve Ltd. and the Norwegian Heimdal Group.

Skonto Būve signs an agreement on the reconstruction of the Riga Motor Museum building

The company Skonto Būve and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate (Ceļu satiksmes drošības direkcija, CSDD) have signed an agreement on the reconstruction of the Riga Motor Museum building and the construction of a Customer Service Centre. 

Aivars Aksenoks, Director of the Riga Motor Museum, took part in this event and the agreement was signed by Andris Lukstiņš, Chairman of the Board of the State Joint Stock Company Road Traffic Safety Directorate (CSDD) and Guntis Rāvis, Chairman of the Board of Skonto Būve.

Andris Lukstiņš, Chairman of the Board ofCSDD: “I am glad that this day has finally come, we have waited a long time for this moment. We have assigned this building to Skonto Būve on Jurģis day in order for them to restore it, so that we can return to a fully repaired building in the future.”

Guntis Rāvis, Chairman of the Board ofSkonto Būve: “It is a great honour for Skonto Būve to reconstruct and build such a historical and interesting building. I am already certain that it is going to be a success, because we have a reputable client, good architects and a trusted contractor.”

The 14th international rhythmic gymnastics tournament “Baltic Hoop 2013” has taken place.

In Riga, the 14th international rhythmic gymnastics tournament “Baltic Hoop 2013” has successfully concluded. Latvian gymnast Jelizaveta Gamaleyeva took an honourable third place in the individual all-round competition and in the ribbon exercises. The company “Skonto Būve” has been a reliable supporter of this competition for several years, and its manager Guntis Rāvis is a long-time president of the Latvian Gymnastic Federation.

The winner of the discipline mentioned above – individual all-around competition and ribbon exercises, and the recipient of the 1,000 euro money prize, which was donated by "Skonto Būve", was Marina Durunda from Azerbaijan. The runner-up was Jelizaveta Nazarenkova from Russia. Latvian gymnast Jelizaveta Gamaleyeva, who is also the winner of both the Latvian Championship and Latvian Cup, took third place.

The junior group competition was won by a junior national team from Azerbaijan.

The traditional “Baltic Hoop” title “Ms Elegance”, which is awarded by the Jury of Artists, was given to Natalia Bulicheva from Russia.

This year's competition gathered 102 gymnasts from 15 countries - Russia, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Israel, Bulgaria, Belgium, Australia, Cyprus, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia.

The competition is organised by the Latvian Gymnast Federation with financial support from Riga City Council’s Education, Culture and Sports Department and “Skonto Būve” Ltd.