Nils Ušakovs is Introduced to the 2nd and 3rd Stages of the Southern Bridge Construction Process


Chairman of Riga City Council Nils Ušakovs was introduced to the 2nd and 3rd stages of the Southern Bridge construction process, executed by the construction company "Transport Systems" and its largest construction company in Latvia - "Skonto Būve" Ltd..

Guntis Rāvis stated that construction works of the Southern Bridge 2nd stage on the right bank of the Daugava River will be finished according to schedule on 1 June 2011, and that even within the next few days the new overpass will be opened for traffic, and that construction works of the railroad overpass are coming to a close as well. Currently more than 70% of all construction works of the Southern Bridge 2nd stage or Slāvu main road transport junction have been completed.

Chairman of Riga City Council Nils Ušakovs declared that the delayed construction works of the Southern Bridge are planned to be resumed after receiving the necessary funding at the beginning of the next year.

Functional Design Award Design Springboard Has Been Announced



To find the design forms characteristic to Latvia, to promote implementation of creative ideas in real life and to create new export products, Guntis Rāvis, "Skonto Plan Ltd" and Promotional Foundation for the Visual Arts have announced the functional design award Design Springboard.

Within the competition, students and field professionals are invited to create design ideas for stainless steel objects. Authors of the best works will receive significant money prizes and a possibility to create long-term cooperation with the production company – "Skonto Plan" will include in the plant production the most valuable ideas with the potential to conquer Latvian and foreign markets.

TOP 101 of the Most Valuable Enterprises: "Skonto būve" – the Most Valuable Construction Company in Latvia


SIA "Skonto būve", in the TOP 101 of the most valuable enterprises prepared by magazine Kapitāls, is named as the most valuable company in the construction field and is listed in position 25 of the total evaluation of the most valuable enterprises.

Within one year the company’s assets have increased by 106%, and in 2010 the magazine  Kapitāls has totalled them to 59.38 million lats.

“During 15 years "Skonto būve" has managed to strengthen its positions in the Latvian market, the company plays a significant role in the development of state and municipal infrastructures. Besides, we devote serious work to conquering the markets outside the borders of Latvia,” the increased company assets are commented on by "Skonto būve" Board Member Guntis Rāvis.

"Skonto Būve" Launches Demolition of the Buildings of Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital



On 28 October "Skonto Būve" at Riga Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital launched demolition of several old buildings, to create space for the construction site of the new hospital section.

On the first day of launching the works "Skonto Būve" executed demolition of section No. 30. In general, demolition works plan to include several single-storey and three-storey buildings, garages, as well as already derelict buildings.

“Demolition works of the buildings within the hospital territory require special care, because silence has to be observed, and free movement possibilities have to be provided within the territory of the hospital for patients, visitors and road transport,” "Skonto Būve" bears this responsibility emphasized Arnolds Atis Veinbergs, Chairman of Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital Board.

Guntis Rāvis Congratulates the Best DINAMO Rīga and Atlant Hockey Players at the "Skonto būve" Match



After the special match devoted to DINAMO Rīga general sponsor "Skonto Būve" Ltd., the company director Guntis Rāvis congratulated the best hockey players of the DINAMO Rīga and Atlant teams.

The best player of DINAMO Rīga was Mikaels Telligvists, and from Atlant team the victorious player was goaltender Vitālijs Kovaļs.

"Skonto Būve" is a general sponsor of DINAMO Rīga for the second season in a row. Every year it supports the team with a donation in the amount of 200 000 euros. Furthermore, this year hockey players of DINAMO Rīga received from "Skonto Būve" the largest donation cheque in terms of size in the team’s history.