Riga Airport and “RERE Meistari Ltd.” signed a contract for the reconstruction of the technical services building at the airport. During the renovation, approximately 6,000 m2 of space will be isolated, while 4,000 m2 will be completely rebuilt to provide workspaces for airport assistance services.
“The reconstruction will provide our employees with modern work premises and will solve the problems of environmental accessibility, as well as it will allow us to use our resources more optimally and to increase the energy efficiency class of the building, which which is an important step towards the goals of the airport’s sustainability strategy,” said Laila Odiņa, Chairwoman of Riga Airport Board.
Edgars Vēveris, representative of the general contractor, member of the board of directors of JSC “RERE Grup”, says: “The construction project includes not only the reconstruction of the technical services building, but also the construction of engineering networks , environmental accessibility and landscaping solutions. works. The project will improve the energy efficiency and ergonomics of the Technical Services Building, which will reduce energy consumption and accommodation costs in the long term, while enabling technical staff to perform their jobs more efficiently.
The redevelopment budget amounts to €9.6 million, of which 83% will be covered by the airport’s own investment budget and 17% by the EU Cohesion Fund. The contract with the builder foresees that the works will start in July this year and will be completed at the end of 2023.
The reconstruction of the technical services building, built in the 1970s, is one of the activities supported by the project financed by the Cohesion Fund “Development of safe and environmentally friendly infrastructure at Riga International Airport” . As part of the project, Riga Airport is carrying out major infrastructure development works on the airfield and the airport area. The airport built a second taxiway to help reduce CO2 emissions, installed center line lights on the taxiways as a first step towards the airport’s innovative ‘follow the greens’ aircraft management system , and built a landing pad for emergency medical services and air search and rescue, as well as military, national government and other helicopters. The CF also supported the reconstruction of the access roads to the public part of the airport, the modernization of the storm water drainage system and the lighting infrastructure.