Skonto Būve recognised as the industry’s most valuable company


Kapitāls magazine has published the TOP 101 most valuable companies in Latvia, where Skonto Būve was placed as the construction industry leader. The value of Skonto Būve this year has increased by 166.9%, ranking the company as the 28th most valuable enterprise in Latvia.

TOP 101 reflects enterprise value by evaluating more than 600 Latvian companies with the highest profit and turnover in 2011.

Only three companies from the construction industry were included in the TOP 101 most valuable companies in Latvia. The value of Skonto Būve is 64.97 million lats. Compared to 2011 when it ranked 84, this year Skonto Būve has climbed the chart of the most valuable Latvian companies by 56 points.

The most valuable companies in Latvia chart is compiled by Prudentia – the leading investment banking and financial advisory services provider in Latvia, and Nasdaq OMX, with the support of Lursoft and Severstal.

Ridgepole celebration at the 3D technology factory


Ridgepole celebration of the liquid crystal display / 3D technology factory built by Skonto Būve and owned by SIA EUROLCDS was held in Ventspils. The celebration was attended by Ventspils Mayor Aivars Lembergs, SIA Skonto Būve Project Manager Egīls Klēbergs, SIA EUROLCDS Member of Board Ilmārs Osmanis, and others.

The ridgepole celebration marks the beginning of the most difficult construction stage – the connecting and testing of all engineering systems. The client expressed gratitude during the event to SIA Skonto Būve for the successful cooperation. City Mayor Aivars Lembergs emphasised the uniqueness of the project, and wished the entrepreneurs success in their future work at the plant.

The new plant in Ventspils will be the largest of its type in Europe, and the factory is planned to start operations next year. The new plant will manufacture active 3D polarisation modulator products, welding mask glasses that darken automatically in bright light, road signs and information display products using the EASL Polydisplay technology, etc.

Skonto Būve builds the most modern control management centre in Eastern and Northern Europe at Riga Airport


The most modern Operational Management Centre (OMC) has been opened at Riga International Airport. The construction of the OMC was performed by Skonto Būve over a period of 6 months.

During the construction, a complete Operational Management Centre (OMC) was built for the airport, for the first time bringing together all security services of Riga Airport – fire department, customs, police, security police and border guards. The OMC is part of the airport’s administrative building.

The Centre uses the latest technologies, which take into account each non-standard movement and suspicious object, for example individuals in unauthorised areas, or bags accidentally left unattended at the airport.

Along with the new OMC, a new control station was also built, located in the engineering area of Riga Airport. The ramp street and equipment area were also expanded.

Skonto Būve inaugurates the renovated Brīvības street in Jēkabpils


In a ceremony in Jēkabpils, the renovated Brīvības Street has been inaugurated, which was renovated among others by the general partnership Skonto Būve and Roadeks within the project “Reconstruction of Rīgas, Brīvības, R. Blaumaņa and Zaļā streets and the adjacent street network”

The event was attended by Jēkabpils Mayor Leonīds Salcevičs, Chairman of the Board of VAS Latvijas valsts ceļi Ivars Pāže, Minister of Traffic Aivis Ronis, Chairman of the Board of Skonto Būve Guntis Rāvis, and representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development and the State Regional Development Agency.

During their speeches, the participants expressed satisfaction with the street renovation projects, which are a significant contribution to the improvement of the street infrastructure and road traffic safety of the city. The city municipality has already received acclaim from numerous residents for the successful completion of the street projects. Residents are happy about the beautiful and wide streets, new parking places, and clean environment.

The Bank of Latvia building renovated by Skonto Būve has been opened


The Italian neo-Renaissance style building on Kr.Valdemāra Street 1B reconstructed and renovated by Ltd. “Skonto Būve” has been opened with new client service halls, customer service related departments and Statistical Bureau of the Bank of Latvia. The building is located in the historical center of Riga included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

After 19 month of façade restoration and interior reconstruction and restoration building has recovered its historical and majestic splendor, and it all was done under the strong control of Skonto Buve project manager Modris Seļakovs.

After completing the restoration work, the interior looks more luxurious than ever, with restored polychrome paintings, historical gilding, bronze coatings and untraditionally thick parquet. A number of new lamps were manufactured based on historical models, and this is only a small part of all the work carried out.

In performing this work, Skonto Būve has managed not only to maintain the majestic splendor and historic atmosphere of the historic building, but at the same time has created a building that meets the most modern requirements for administrative buildings and the highest safety standards.