• 2019 March 26 13:29

    Phase 2 of Krievu Island project receives GRAND PRIX at Latvian Builders Association’s 2018 Annual Awards

    At the 2018 Annual Awards of the Latvian Builders Association, the Freeport of Riga Authority project “Construction of additional infrastructure on Krievu Island” received one of two GRAND PRIX awards for the most ambitious and significant project in 2018. The Annual Awards of the Latvian Builders Association are the largest construction industry awards in Latvia with 143 contenders in 10 nominations. The second GRAND PRIX went to Mežaparks Song Festival Bandstand reconstruction and the Song Festival Bandstand spectator area project.

    “Additional infrastructure on Krievu Island” project  is the second phase of the largest Port’s investment project “Development of infrastructure on Krievu Island for the transfer of port activities from the city centre”. The project’s second phase was commenced in 2017 and included design and construction of 5 facilities. All utility services, such as power supply cables, water supply and sewerage were installed, as well as cargo platforms and railways built. Cargo platforms were paved with concrete slabs and asphalt. In order to ensure compliance with environment protection requirements and to care for life quality of people in surrounding city areas, a wind fence was built around the cargo platforms. The design and construction work was performed by PA ACB8, which consists of two companies, the main partner A.C.B. and 8CBR.

    The jury and experts awarded the highest ratings to the 23-metre high and more than 2 km long wind fence erected around the cargo platforms. The most important function of the wind fence is to effectively dampen the effects of dominating winds on coal piles and prevent coal dust from being lifted up into the air and ending up in the environment. 

    A member of the panel of judges, structural engineer Kārlis Vilkaušs: “Evaluating the project from the quality viewpoint, we should distinguish certain industrial projects with unique solutions, for example, the wind fence on Krievu Island where complex wind load calculations have been made.”

    A member of the jury, construction engineer Igors Šenbergs: “At the same time, large projects should be rated by the courage to implement complex and unique solutions that have not yet been used in Latvia. Those cannot be called innovations, as the technologies are already known in the world. In Latvia, people dare to take risks and try to get to the depth of things rather than build something standard. Courageous steps drive the industry. For example, the wind fence on Krievu Island and the Mežaparks Bandstand solutions have brought new experience for their customers, designers and builders.”

    We are pleased to congratulate our colleagues from the Infrastructure Development Department of the Freeport of Riga Authority on receiving the award. Special thanks to the Project Management Department for their work and knowledge invested into the second phase of the Krievu Island project. 


2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021
14:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates on Asia - Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka service
13:46 Coast Guard rescues five from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
12:43 Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA with Hywind Scotland wind farm
10:29 TMC sets up office to support Chinese yards

2019 June 22

15:24 AAPA selects Christopher Connor as its new CEO
12:37 TMC contracted by VARD to supply marine compressors for Viking Cruises' vessels
11:23 ABS to class first ‘tri-fueled’ vessel for Harvey Gulf
10:13 Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
10:05 Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska

2019 June 21

18:07 Austal gets Navy's modification to littoral combat ship contract
18:04 MODEC awarded Letter of Intent by Petrobras related to Búzios 5 FPSO
17:58 Frontline announces acquisition of VLCC resale and two LR2 newbuildings
17:56 BC Ferries adds extra sailings for the summer
17:55 Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to develop Global Port Integrity Index and Scale Up Collective Action in West Africa
17:37 Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind preferred supplier nomination in Japan: up to 455 MW for Obayashi Corporation
17:12 Krasnoye Sormovo launches final RSD59 ship in a series four units ordered by STLC
16:38 Ships of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet involved in exercises in the Sea of Japan
16:26 Government of Canada enters into negotiations with Chantier Davie for construction of two ferries
16:14 Standic expands with state-of-the-art chemical storage terminal in Port of Antwerp
15:50 Klaipedos Nafta announced call for Chief Executive Officer
14:27 Safety management training takes centre stage
14:26 USCG says Polar Security Cutter to be homeported at Seattle
14:03 Maersk to offer customers carbon-neutral transport
13:35 LUKOIL’s dividends payable for 2018 will be RUB 250 per ordinary share
13:15 Anthony Veder expands fleet with taking in five gas carriers from GATX
13:12 HELCOM’s Executive Secretary to step down in August 2019
12:48 Novotrans acquired stevedoring company operating Ro-Ro ferry facility at the port of Ust-Luga
12:30 Samskip fine tunes multimodal network for post-Brexit hard choices
12:11 Matson christens first Kanaloa class Con-Ro vessel 'Lurline'