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Biofuel boiler plant new construction and dismantling of the existing building

Biofuel boiler plant new construction and dismantling of the existing building

Address: Rencēnu Street 16, Riga
Client: Rīgas BioEnerģija Ltd.
General contractor: Association of persons “PS “VELVE, Moduls-Rīga”, “Axis Technologies”
Сonstruction period: From November 2016 to November 2017
Total area of the object: 11,125 sq. m
Contract sum: 15.5 million EUR
25% Complete

Biofuel power plant at Rencenu Street 16 will be the most powerful biofuel power plant of this kind in Latvia, which will use locally available fuel – wood chips. State-of-the-art equipment installed at this power plant will have high degree of efficiency and automation and this will be the first of two power plants of this kind that are planned to be built in Riga.

NATIONAL THEATRE OF LATVIA BUILDING FACADE RECONSTRUCTION

NATIONAL THEATRE OF LATVIA BUILDING FACADE RECONSTRUCTION

Address: KRONVALDA BOULEVARD 2, RIGA
Client: RIGA CITY COUNCIL PROPERTY DEPARTMENT
General contractor: SIA VELVE
Сonstruction period: APRIL 10, 2017 – AUGUST 31, 2017
Total area of the object: 2937,7m2
Contract sum: 376’910 EUR
10% Complete

During the project, VELVE restores the facade painting, as well as sculptures of facade and emblem of the Riga City.

Within the project t of facade restoration, the decorative lightning of the facade will be built.

There will also be a profiled component of the building damage restoration, carrying out the roof, fronton, inter floor ledge, strokes around the windows and window divider, triglift and the pediment gap filling with appropriate restoration of the composition.

Above the building 3rd floor oval windows and risalit windows, there will be updates with vignetting damage gap treatment and the fulfilment with the appropriate restoration composition. For the buildings windows and doors, there will be done an easy repair, replacing faulty parts and restoring the paint.

The terrace of the building will be renovated, eliminating the terrace railing and vases damages, cleaning cracks and filling them with appropriate restoration composition.

Whereas for the terrace floor will be done waterproofing repair and there will be a restore of the installed covering.

Conservation and reinforcement of circus building facade

Address: 4 Merķeļa street, Riga
Client: State Ltd. “Rīgas cirks”
General contractor: SIA VELVE
Сonstruction period: 26 June 2017 – 14 November 2017
Total area of the object: 1350m2
Contract sum: 208 959 EUR
15% Complete

Within the framework of the project VELVE will perform the reinforcement of the facade of the Riga Circus building on Merkel street. To provide additional strength the following works will be performed on the first floor: dismantling of the floor, excavation of the ground, installation of cantilever beams and concrete works of reinforced concrete grillage. After these preparatory works using the technology of driven piles metal piles will be driven into the ground and subsequently they will be concreted. On the concreted piles and grillage the metal columns will be mounted along the facade wall, inside the premises to the roof level. After mounting of the metal columns the connections to the internal supporting structures will be installed and the facade wall will be anchored to the metal columns.

Reconstruction of the Building of the Latvian National Theatre

Reconstruction of the Building of the Latvian National Theatre

Address: Kronvalda Blvd. 2, Riga
Client: Riga city council property department
General contractor: Velve
Сonstruction period: From 13 May 2016
Total area of the object: 203.20 sq. m
Contract sum: 525,430.05 EUR
5% Complete

Three storey annex will be built, building area 98.40 square meters, total area of the premises 203.20 square meters.

Annex is intended to provide accessibility (elevator) and construction of new cae premises.

Building permit received on June 10, 2016, mark on implementation of construction works resumption conditions on October 13, 2016.

On October 17, 2016, works on construction site arrangement and external watersupply networks is started, this autumn, until December 1, 2016, pile installation and testing works will be carried out. Works will be resumed with the steel structure footing assembly and construction of concrete slabs.

Building facade - masonry and glass, analogous to the existing annex of the theatre.

Construction of water supply and sewerage networks and reconstruction of Rubenu and Akmenu streets in the Raubeni village of Cenas parish (I, II stage)

Address: Rubenu street, Akmenu street, Raubeni village, Cenas parish, Ozolnieki region
Client: Ozolnieki County Council
General contractor: SIA VELVE
Сonstruction period: 26 June 2017 – 25 October 2018
Total area of the object: 23 304m2
Contract sum: 1 687 911 EUR
35% Complete

Within the framework of the project, VELVE will carry out the construction of storm drainage, as well as water supply and sewerage systems. Street lighting will be arranged. The works on the preparation of the base and asphalting will also be performed. The project is separated in 2 stages:

• 1st stage (2017): 12 897 m2 road; water pipes 1405 m; sewerage 1369 m.

• 2nd stage (2018): 10 407 m2 road; water pipes 1197 m; sewerage 1055 m.

VEF Culture Palace rebuilding and renovation works

VEF Culture Palace rebuilding and renovation works

Address: Ropažu street 2, Riga
Client: Riga city council property department
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From May 2016
Total area of the object: 6,878 sq. m
Contract sum: 8.97 million eur
25% Complete

On May 2, 2016, at a special ceremony attended by the Minister of Culture Dace Melbarde (Dace Melbārde), the key to VEF Culture Palace was handed over to the VELVE company.

Reconstruction project author: firm “GRAF X”, architect Ruta Kruskopa (Ruta Krūskopa).

Reconstruction of the administrative building in Tukums at 16 Pils street

Address: 16 Pils street, Tukums
Client: State JSC “Tiesu Nama Aģentūra”
General contractor: GP Velve and Campaign – Velve builds, Campaign designs.
Сonstruction period: 20 January 2017 – 22 June 2018
Total area of the object: 1149.2 m2 (556 m2 new construction, 593.2 m2 reconstruction)
Contract sum: 1 918 861 EUR
5% Complete

In this project, VELVE will carry out 3D design works on the BIM platform, reconstruct the old building and provide construction works of the new building of the Tukums District Court. The existing court facilities do not match the actual number of employees as well as they need to be upgraded, providing a modern and comfortable environment for visitors and employees. Within the framework of the project, the premises will be adapted in accordance with the specifics of the court work, providing the parts of both closed and public spaces. In the project of court building development, it is planned to repair and renovate the existing premises as well as to expand the total area of premises to 1500 square meters.

Multi-Storey residential complex in Riga, Ranka Dambis 34

Multi-Storey residential complex in Riga, Ranka Dambis 34

Address: Raņķa dambis 34, Rīga
Client: Swallow Residence LLC
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From March 2015 to June 2018
Total area of the object: 14,760 sq. m
25% Complete

The Philosopher's residence is located in a facilitated area of 4,200 square meters, with 120 apartments. The project consists of two apartment buildings (18-storey and 19-storey), which are connected via underground parking for 113 cars.

CIRCUS BUILDING FACADE PRESERVATION

Address: MERKELA STREET 4, RIGA
Client: State LTD. „RĪGAS CIRKS”
General contractor: LTD. VELVE
Сonstruction period: 2017. gada marts – 2017. gada maijs
Total area of the object: 120 kv.m
Contract sum: 6607 EUR
100% Complete

Within the project, VELVE set up temporary metal traces from Merkela street facade on the internal supporting structures, ensuring the stability of the future conservation work to begin.

Reinforcement is carried out with metal ties from the inside, attaching them to the internal partitions.

Jūrmala Sports Centre

Jūrmala Sports Centre

Address: 55 Raiņa Street, 53 Raiņa Street, Jūrmala
Client: Jūrmala City Council
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From October 2015 to August 2016
Total area of the object: 3,180 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE carried out the construction of the sports centre and the connecting passage. The hall can host basketball, handball, and volleyball matches, while its primary purpose is to serve as a space for physical education classes for the students of Jūrmala State Gymnasium and "Atvase" primary school.

Hydrogen Fuelling Station

Hydrogen Fuelling Station

Address: 6, 12 Vienības alley, Riga
Client: Riga Municipality LTD “Rīgas satiksme”
General contractor: Partnership “Hydrogenis-Velve”
Сonstruction period: 10.10.2017-31.07.2017
Total area of the object: 455.28 sq. m
Contract sum: 4,7 milj. EUR
50% Complete

Within the framework of the project, VELVE will perform the construction of a hydrogen fuelling station, including ground replacement works, construction of reinforced concrete foundation slabs and brick stone walls, as well as construction of territory fencing and site-development works. Furthermore, VELVE will also perform the construction of water supply, sewerage and rainwater drainage networks, as well power supply and low-current networks. For the needs of the hydrogen fuelling station VELVE will also construct an external gas network. This is the first hydrogen fuelling station construction project in Latvia and it will be implemented within the framework of the international project “H2Nodes”. The fuelling station will be available for both fuelling public transportation, and for public use.

The Saeima building

The Saeima building

Address: 6/8 Jēkaba Street, Rīga
Client: Saeima Chancellery
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From July 2015 to June 2016
Total area of the object: 2,294 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE is carrying out the restoration and reconstruction of the Saeima building. The scope of the contract includes the reconstruction of the building, restoration of historic interior elements and structures, and construction of a new extension. The project includes connecting the old building with the new extension (annex). The modern and functional premises will provide meeting spaces, offices, and auxiliary premises for the needs of parliamentary groups.

Water mains reconstruction

Water mains reconstruction

Address: From Mazā Matīsa Street to the intersection of Kalna and Lauvas streets, below the railway tracks, Riga
Client: Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - BGS - Kulk
Сonstruction period: From 22 April 2015
100% Complete

A Dn 800 outer pipe was constructed below the railway hub using the microtunnelling method for subsequent insertion of a Dn 560 PE water pipe. The microtunnelling method ensures precise construction of utilities; it is particularly suitable for difficult environmental conditions, environmentally friendly, and greatly reduces costs thanks to avoiding damage of the surrounding infrastructure.

Conversion of shopping centre into an office building

Conversion of shopping centre into an office building

Address: 3 Tehnikas Street, Rīga Airport, Mārupe Region
Client: NIF Projekts 1 Ltd.
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 14 March 2015 to April 2016
Total area of the object: 6,400 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE is carrying out the reconstruction of an office building in Riga Airport.

Construction of Drinking Water Preparation Plant in Baltezers

Construction of Drinking Water Preparation Plant in Baltezers

Address: Garkalne un Ādaži regions
Client: Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - Aqua Seen
Сonstruction period: From February 2014 to November 2015
Total area of the object: 1,283 sq. m
Contract sum: 7.7 million EUR
100% Complete

The main objective of the new drinking water preparation plant is to reduce the content of iron and manganese in the underground water which is supplied to the residents of Riga. This plant processes 28,000 cubic metres of water per day, which amounts to approximately 25% of the total water consumption in the city of Riga. Velve carried out the work as part of the General Partnership VELVE – Aqua Seen together with the Polish company Aqua Seen, which specialises in water deironing technology. The project included the construction of the plant itself and the reconstruction of Baltezers 1 pumping station, as well the construction of utility networks that are connected into a single large automated management system.

Water and sewerage network reconstruction

Water and sewerage network reconstruction

Address: Pulkveža Brieža Street, Rīga
Client: Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - BGS - Kulk
Сonstruction period: From 6 November 2014 to 19 September 2015
100% Complete

Construction of water pipe using the horizontal directional drilling method beneath the pavement. Reconstruction of sewerage at Ganību Dambis, construction of new mains and a 11.6 l/s pumping station. A total of 636 m of Dn 200 water pipes were built, including 500 m using the trenchless method. The total length of Dn 200 pipelines, including branches, was 1,500 m.

Restoration of historical facade of primary school "Valodina"

Restoration of historical facade of primary school "Valodina"

Address: Blaumaņa iela 26, Rīga
Client: Riga City Council Property Department
General contractor: SIA Velve
Сonstruction period: From 16 June 2015 to 21 August 2015
Contract sum: 1,043,035.40 EUR
100% Complete

Historical look of the primary school “Valodiņa” at Blaumana Street has been renovated and now it is a beauty of the whole block.

On 10 March 2016, the object was awarded first place in the category “Façade renovation” of the contest “Latvian Construction Industry's Annual Award 2015".

The renovation works were carried out in accordance with the contract of Renovation and window replacement works at education facilities of Riga municipality.

Water and sewerage network construction

Water and sewerage network construction

Address: 1a Kokneses Prospekts, Rīga
Client: Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - BGS - Kulk
Сonstruction period: From 2 February 2015 to 31 August 2015
100% Complete

Construction of water pipe and sewerage under the designed streets to provide infrastructure for the planned residential village. A total of 1,700 m of water pipes and 1,400 m of sewerage networks were built.

D.K - 16 - reconstruction of the existing sewerage pressure pipes across the Daugava and Laucesa rivers

D.K - 16 - reconstruction of the existing sewerage pressure pipes across the Daugava and Laucesa rivers

Address: Daugavpils
Client: Daugavpils Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From April 2015 to October 2015
100% Complete

In the object "D.K -16 - reconstruction of the existing sewerage pressure pipes across the Daugava and Laucesa rivers", VELVE carried out the construction and reconstruction of water supply and sewerage pressure pipe networks. The project was implemented as part of the multi-million project "Water Management Development in Daugavpils", co-financed by the EU. Given that water and sewerage tunnels were built under the Daugava and the Laucesa, the entire process was monitored by divers. For each section constructed, pipeline upper end measurements were taken. To ensure continuous operation of the existing sewerage works, the connections were built gradually. Connection of some sections of a tunnel took place underwater, which was carried out by divers.

Workshop building demolition and laboratory building construction at Aizkraukles street 21, Riga

Workshop building demolition and laboratory building construction at Aizkraukles street 21, Riga

Address: Aizkraukles street 21, Riga
Client: Latvian Institute of organic synthesis
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 24 November 2014 to 29 October 2015
Total area of the object: 1,826.20 sq. m
100% Complete

The newly constructed centre is a research infrastructure of national importance, which was built by attracting EU structural fund financing within the project “The Development of the Research Infrastructure of the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research Centre of National Importance ” (agreement No. 2011/0045/2DP/2.1.1.3.1./11/IPIA/VIAA/001).

Research laboratories are located on three floors with total area 1,826 square meters for carrying out top-level researches in pharmacy and medical chemistry.

Development of the centre will provide Latvian researchers with new opportunities for discovering and developing new medicines.

Reconstruction of main pipe tunnel 2 x DN 450

Reconstruction of main pipe tunnel 2 x DN 450

Address: Mīlgrāvis (Emmas un Ezera streets), Rīga
Client: Rīgas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - BGS - Kulk
Сonstruction period: From 13 October 2014 to 11 August 2015
100% Complete

Construction of water supply pipes with Dn 450 using the trenchless method, located under the Mīlgrāvis canal and connected to the main water grid using Dn 800. The two existing metal water pipes are encased in PE outer pipes. The work was carried out using horizontal directional drilling. The total length is ~300 m. The advantage of this method is that it does not damage the pavement or impede the traffic flow.

Water Management Development in Saurieši Village of Stopiņi Region

Water Management Development in Saurieši Village of Stopiņi Region

Address: Stopiņi region, Saurieši
Client: Stopiņi region municipal agency "Saimnieks"
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From February 2015 to November 2015
100% Complete

The project was implemented with the aim to improve the water management system in the village of Saurieši and provide suitable drinking water and communal sewerage treatment; expanding the accessibility of water supply and sewerage services, reducing the level of infiltration and water loss, as well as reducing the discharge into the environment. The project "Water Management Development in Saurieši Village of Stopiņi Region" is co-financed by the European Union.

RTU Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Stage 2

RTU Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, Stage 2

Address: 12 Āzenes Street, Rīga
Client: Riga Technical University
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 22 May 2014 to 12 June 2015
Total area of the object: 7,500 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE is carrying out the reconstruction of the building. The students' building was rebuilt completely including the reconstruction of the auxiliary roof floor, construction of a small basement floor, reconstruction of the interior, utilities, rain drainage, roofing, replacement of windows and doors, construction of a lift and heat insulation, and decoration of the façade. The reconstruction was carried out according to the technical project by the Architects' Bureau Valeinis un Stepe and the results of topographic and geological engineering research.

Construction of DEPO store at 36 Krasta Street

Construction of DEPO store at 36 Krasta Street

Address: 36 Krasta Street, Rīga
Client: Eirospektrs Ltd.
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 5 July 2014 to 10 June 2015
Total area of the object: 21,107 sq. m
100% Complete

In this new project, VELVE carried out all construction works and provided construction process management. 21,107 square meters of commercial and office space was built.

Water supply and sewerage networks

Water supply and sewerage networks

Address: Kauguri un Sloka
Client: Jūrmalas Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 8 May 2013 to November 2015
100% Complete

Water supply and sewerage network expansion as part of the "Jūrmala Water Management System Development Project, Stage II" project in Kauguri and Sloka; co-financed by the Sloka European Union Cohesion Fund. Construction of more than 15 km of water supply pipes, 13 km of gravity-fed sewerage pipes and two sewage pumping stations for municipal waste water. Construction of a distribution network for individual connections, providing high-quality drinking water and sewerage outlets to the residents using centralised networks and the services of Jūrmalas Ūdens Ltd.

Expansion of water supply and sewerage network, System 1 - Grīva 1

Expansion of water supply and sewerage network, System 1 - Grīva 1

Address: Daugavpils
Client: Daugavpils Ūdens Ltd.
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - BGS - Kulk
Сonstruction period: From June 2013 to July 2014
100% Complete

The project tasks included construction and reconstruction of the water supply and municipal sewerage network and restoration of the pavement and lawn. The work was carried out pursuant to the requirements of the FIDIC Red Book.

National Library of Latvia

National Library of Latvia

Address: 3 Mūkusalas street, Rīga
Client: General Partnership Nacionālā Būvkompāniju Apvienība (JSC RBSSKALS (low-voltage networks) and RE&RE Ltd. (electrical installations) two separate contracts
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From June 2009 to June 2014
Total area of the object: 40,455 sq. m
Contract sum: 8,683,235.05 LVL
100% Complete

As part of this project, VELVE constructed the internal electric, lighting, and power networks, as well as automatic fire detection and alarm systems, control and automation systems, smoke control system in the automation parts, data and telephone network infrastructure, audiovisual system infrastructure.

Rīga Gymnasium No. 2

Rīga Gymnasium No. 2

Address: 1 Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street, Rīga
Client: Rīga City Council Property Department
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - Moduls Rīga
Сonstruction period: From November 2007 to August 2009
Total area of the object: 6,300 sq. m
100% Complete

The reconstruction and restoration of Riga Secondary School No. 2 (after reconstruction - Riga City Gymnasium No. 2) was commissioned by the Riga City Council Property Department and carried out by the General Partnership VELVE - Moduls Rīga. Restoration work was started in November 2007. The building was commissioned on 14 August 2009.

The reconstruction work of the school consisted of several stages. It included improvement of external utility networks and construction of internal ones. A bell system and public notification system connected with radio transmission was installed as well. New classrooms equipped with all the required electrical fittings were constructed according to the new planning of the school building.

During restoration, special attention was paid to one of the most challenging tasks - maintaining the historical heritage of the school building.

"Rīdze" Elementary School

"Rīdze" Elementary School

Address: 2 Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street, Rīga
Client: Rīga City Council Property Department
General contractor: General Partnership Velve - Moduls Rīga
Сonstruction period: From June 2012 to August 2013
Total area of the object: 3,947 sq. m
100% Complete

As part of the general partnership VELVE - Moduls Rīga, Velve carried out the reconstruction of the "Rīdze" Elementary School building.

The building is located at 2 Krišjāņa Valdemāra Street, in the historic centre of Riga, opposite Riga State Gymnasium No. 2. The building was constructed as a school in 1884 and is a local architectural monument. The project included vertical and horizontal waterproofing and strengthening of the foundation. The patio entrance annexes that were in critical condition and not part of the original building were dismantled and two new glazed staircases conforming to modern usability and fire safety requirements were built instead. The exterior of the building was completely renovated and the roof lantern-attic ventilation outlet was restored, taking into account the research of the original materials used.

The interior underwent functional transformation. Local stair lifts are provided at the first floor stairs for accessibility needs. The area of the school has been reconstructed and improved.

Vietinghoff House (commercial and residential property)

Vietinghoff House (commercial and residential property)

Address: 2 Vāgnera Street, Rīga
Client: Valērija Barjera Nekustamie Īpašumi Ltd.
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From February 2005 to May 2008
Total area of the object: 3,175 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE carried out the reconstruction and restoration of the building. During the restoration and reconstruction, special consideration was given to the historical value of Vietinghoff House. The façade of the building underwent complete restoration. The interior, all utilities and intermediate floors were completely rebuilt so that the next residents of the house can enjoy an exclusive living space in the heart of Old Riga and all the modern amenities. The "Vietinghoff House" received two nominations in the 2008 property contest "The Best New Project": 2nd place in the category "The Best Reconstructed Building" and 3rd place in the category "The Best Security Concept".

Bank of Latvia repository

Bank of Latvia repository

Address: 3 Bezdelīgu street, Rīga
Client: The Bank of Latvia
General contractor: Limited Partnership E. Heitkamp, Kalnozols, BKD, Velve
Сonstruction period: From July 1999 to November 2001
Total area of the object: 8,000 sq. m
100% Complete

VELVE carried out the management of all construction work and took part in the construction of the building as part of the Limited Partnership E.Heitkamp, Kalnozols, BKD, VELVE.

A special challenge for the limited partnership was the construction of the cash depository and compliance with the security requirements for load-bearing and partitioning structures that are imposed by the national bank and the extensive utility network. Specially designed fire- and explosion-proof doors have not stopped the façade designers from creating a sensation of openness, which is a great characterisation of this modern piece of architecture.

Reconstruction and construction of the new building of Rīga Graduate School of Law

Reconstruction and construction of the new building of Rīga Graduate School of Law

Address: 13 Alberta street/ 4B Strēlnieku street, Rīga
Client: Rīga Graduate School of Law
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From 2000 to December 2001
Total area of the object: 7,682 sq. m
100% Complete

In restoration of this eclectically decorative Art-Nouveau masterpiece created by Mikhail Eisenstein, special attention was paid to the authentic restoration of wall and ceiling decorations, as well as sculptural decors on the main façade. The roof was covered with specially aged titanium and zinc sheets instead of the usual tin. An important addition to the building is the seven-floor glazed annex in the inner courtyard and the glass gallery which houses classrooms and a library.

Jēkaba kazarmas

Jēkaba kazarmas

Address: 4 Torņa street
Client: InterSource Baltic
General contractor: Velve Ltd.
Сonstruction period: From March 1995 to April 1997
Total area of the object: 9,000 sq. m
100% Complete

The huge army barracks were built in the XVIII century after the Great Northern War. Before the start of reconstruction and rebuilding in 1994, VELVE made the biggest contribution by strengthening the building foundation with drilled piles and a concrete "belt". The steep roof was restored according to early drawings. With an area of 9,000 square metres, Jēkaba Kazarmas is one of the largest reconstruction projects in Latvia that today has become an interesting office, restaurant, and shopping centre.