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IKEA project in Riga entrusted to Lithuanian engineers

16 March 2017

Swedish furniture giant IKEA, in May starting the second shopping center construction in Baltic countries has again selected Lithuanians for Technical Design preparation – designing and engineering consultancy company “Baltic Engineers”. 4 years ago, Swedes successfully cooperated with this company in similar project in Vilnius. It is the only Lithuanian company chosen to work in 60 mln. EUR construction project in Latvia.

IKEA project in Riga entrusted to Lithuanian engineers

16 March 2017


Swedish furniture giant IKEA, in May starting the second shopping center construction in Baltic countries has again selected Lithuanians for Technical Design preparation – designing and engineering consultancy company “Baltic Engineers”. 4 years ago, Swedes successfully cooperated with this company in similar project in Vilnius. It is the only Lithuanian company chosen to work in 60 mln. EUR construction project in Latvia.

The new 34.500 sq. meter IKEA shopping center shall be started to construct in May, in Stopinu area of Latvian capital, immediately after “Baltic Engineers” shall finish Technical Design and shall receive the Building Permit. The total investment portfolio to the construction of this shopping center and infrastructure shall be about 80 mln. EUR. Basing on Vilnius experience, the parking lot with 1300 parking places and four medium-speed electric vehicle charging stations shall be constructed and 450-seats restaurant will wait for the visitors inside the building. It is expected to finish the construction till August 2018. The total of 400 work places shall be created in IKEA and another 300 various specialists shall work in construction process.

Riga IKEA Project Manager Kolbeinn Kolbeinsson, representing Icelandic “Hof-IKEA” states that “Baltic Engineers” was invited to work in this project not by accident.

“Gathering Riga IKEA shopping center project team, we have taken into account the positive experience of Vilnius, as this project has gained the highest grade evaluation by IKEA concern. We remember the work of “Baltic Engineers” with a great satisfaction, therefore we have invited them to work in Riga with no hesitation,” – said K. Kolbeinsson.

Specialists of “Baltic Engineers” plan to introduce a number of technical and technological innovations into the newly designs IKEA shopping center, such as: outdoor air heat energy shall be used for building heating and cooling, collar collectors are planned to be mounted on building roof for hot water preparation. All building systems will be cohesively managed with the help of digital building management system, which shall most efficiently use building resources, without sacrificing comfort.

Dynamic modelling was invoked for Riga IKEA designing – it is very accurate digital method, used for early identification of building used energy each day through the year. Building model is housed in virtual space at reality identical meteorological conditions. Digital building behaviour and used energy is constantly recorded in the building and its various places. Technology allows to speed up the process for a few times and a year-long process can be conducted within the week. Dynamic modelling allows the project developers to save a lot of money during the real building construction.

According to Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of “Baltic Engineers”, one of the main exclusivity of Riga IKEA is that it was designed by joint Lithuanian, Icelandic and Latvian team, through BIM (Building Information Modelling) 3 D program enabling in virtual space to create a model of particular building activity simulating in real conditions.

“BIM gives us a unique opportunity to prepare very precise design of the building as well as to take into account the meteorological and geological conditions of specific locality and building operation. After trying how building works in virtual life, we can avoid occasional designing flaws, that could stop the construction and to increase operation costs”, - said D. Kvedaras.

The aim is that the building would be sustainable and environmentally friendly. For this purpose, a preliminary building assessment under the international environmental impact assessment system BREEAM is performed. For example, some trees and shrubs that will be planted in huge parking lot shall be watered with rain water collected from the building roof and territory.

Currently, building designing is taking place and preparing to submit documentation to receive the Building Permit. Approved architectural design for Latvian the same as for Lithuanian IKEA was prepared by the same Icelandic architects company “Arkis architects”. Iceland architects were chosen by project developers due to their exceptional ability to combine modern technologies and modern architectural expression.

IKEA Riga project visualization.

IKEA Riga project visualization

Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of “Land plot at Pylimo Street 17 (Reg. No. 21080) Detailed Plan solutions correction”

21 June 2016

Information is that solution on Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment regarding “Land plot at Pylimo Street 17 Detailed Plan (Reg No. 2180) solutions correction is made.

Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment of “Land plot at Pylimo Street 17 (Reg. No. 21080) Detailed Plan solutions correction”

21 June 2016


Information is that solution on Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment regarding “Land plot at Pylimo Street 17 Detailed Plan (Reg No. 2180) solutions correction is made.

Plan title: Land plot at Pylimo Street 17 Detailed Plan (Reg No. 2180) solutions correction.

Basis of planning: Vilnius City Municipality Administration Deputy Director Order No. A30-613 of 29th February 2016 “On Permission to Initiate Detailed Plan Solutions Correction of Land Plot at Pylimo Street 17”, Territory Planning Process Initiation Contract No. A72-614/16(3.1.36-TD2) of 31st March 2016.

Planning aims, objectives and planned activity: on the basis of Planning Process Initiation Contract to perform Detailed Plan (Reg. No. 2180) solutions correction of land plot at Pylimo Street 17, changing purpose of use of the land plot established by Detailed Plan from multi-story residential buildings and dormitories areas into the public areas and determining necessary use regulations of the area for the planned built-up, on the basis of Vilnius City Municipality area Master Plan solutions as well as the prepared Design Proposals.

Planning organizer: Vilnius City Municipality, Konstitucijos Ave. 3, 09601 Vilnius. Phone (8 5) 211 2616, Fax (8 5) 211 2222, e-mail savivaldybe@vilnius.lt , website www.vilnius.lt

Planning initiator: UAB „MMC projektai“, Jogailos Street 9, 01116 Vilnius, Phone (8 5) 261 9470.

Planning preparer: UAB „Baltic Engineers“, Savanorių Ave. 28, 03116 Vilnius. Phone (8 5) 233 4112, Fax (8 5) 231 0258, e-mail info@balticengineers.com , website www.balticengineers.com

Decision: Planning organizer after the assessment of SEIA entities submitted findings regarding the corrected Detailed Plan SEIA screening document and in accordance with the statutory procedures, has made the decision by Official Letter No. A51-47175/16(2.15.1.21-MP2) of 17th June 2016 not to perform the Strategic Environmental Impact Assessment.

Assessment subjects that have analysed SEIA screening document: State Protected Areas Service under the Ministry of Environment, Vilnius Branch of Cultural Heritage Department under the Ministry of Culture, Vilnius Department of National Public Health Center under the Ministry of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Vilnius City Municipality City Economy and Transport Department, City Management and Environment Protection Department.

Solutions submission procedure: to review the SEIA screening documents and motives, on the basis of which the decision was made not to perform SEIA, it is possible to submit written comments and grounded proposals on the made decision, within 10 working days from the date of publication of this information, in the office of plan preparer at the above mentioned address. Also comments and grounded proposal can be submitted in territory planning documents preparation information system (www.tpdris.lt where territory planning document card No. K-VT-13-16-81).

Information is that due to technical problems of territory planning documents preparation information system, the information of the made decision, SEIA screening documents and motives, on the basis of which the solution not to prepare SEIA was made, cannot be published in this system. Therefore, all the mentioned information is available for its review in plan preparer website www.balticengineers.com

1. Screening decision on SEIA
2. Assessment subjects findings
3. SEIA subjects assessment certificate
4. SEIA screening document

Trade and Service Center project in Balsiai will be evaluated by BREEAM”

January 2016

Real estate projects development and management company “Baltisches Haus” started conceptual Trade and Service Center project in Balsiai area of the capital will be the first commercial building that aims to achieve a high environmental assessment according to recognized international BREEAM standard, already during the first stage.

Trade and Service Center project in Balsiai will be evaluated by BREEAM”

January 2016


Real estate projects development and management company “Baltisches Haus” started conceptual Trade and Service Center project in Balsiai area of the capital will be the first commercial building that aims to achieve a high environmental assessment according to recognized international BREEAM standard, already during the first stage.

BREEAM central office in Great Britain has reported that is has registered Future Trade and Service Center as meeting the necessary criteria of sustainable construction. Building project has gained the right to seek for high, that is, very good, evaluation in the five-point scale.

“Creating the future trade and service center, we want actually try methods and technologies of sustainable construction, to show, that such object can be friendly and cherishing the environment”, - says Saulius Buteliauskas Managing Director of “Baltisches Haus”.

Final conclusions and intermediate BREEAM compliance certificate shall reach Lithuania in early autumn. Later, after project implementation, BREEAM experts will present the final assessment of real building.

“The most advanced environmental assessment method BREEAM will allow to determine not only the technical quality of the building and its energy efficiency, but also its comfort and convenience for visitors and employees,” – says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of “Baltic Engineers” preparer of technical part of the design.

BREEAM is the world’s most prevalent sustainable buildings environmental impact and impact to people evaluation standard and certification system, evaluating the buildings according to 48 criteria. Including – energy efficiency, health and well-being, environmental pollution, waste disposal, land use and ecology, as well as building management and materials used.

Creating the future Trading and Service Center, the latest designing, construction and renewable energy technologies will be used. Big attention will be paid to the infrastructure, ecology and neighbourhood of Verkiai Regional Park. Self –bike repair shop or green roof are just a few examples of the planned to develop technologies.

“Baltic Engineers” performs construction technical supervision of “Mega” shopping center in Kaunas

August 2015

Company “Baltic Engineers” performs technical supervision of “Mega” shopping center development and provides consultancy services to the Client (project developers). It is planned to increase the area of existing shopping center: to construct 32 000 sq. meters extension of commercial use and 26 000 sq. meters above ground multi-story parking lot. Also, it is planned to put in order the landscape of the developed territory and construct new and reconstruct the existing parking lots, access roads as well as to perform the other works.

“Baltic Engineers” performs construction technical supervision of “Mega” shopping center in Kaunas

August 2015


Company “Baltic Engineers” performs technical supervision of “Mega” shopping center development and provides consultancy services to the Client (project developers). It is planned to increase the area of existing shopping center: to construct 32 000 sq. meters extension of commercial use and 26 000 sq. meters above ground multi-story parking lot. Also, it is planned to put in order the landscape of the developed territory and construct new and reconstruct the existing parking lots, access roads as well as to perform the other works.

An investment company “Baltic Shopping Centers” shall invest the total of 45 mln. EUR to “Mega” development project. The project is scheduled to be finished in 2016. After completion of the project “Mega” will become the largest shopping center of Middle Lithuania.

Creative Industries Park – instead of former hospital

August 2015

Vilnius Technology and Art Center will create a new creative industries and technologies park in place of former Sapiegos Nursing Hospital in Antakalnio Street, Vilnius. “Baltic Engineers” also contributes to this project and shall perform the supervision of designing and construction works.

Creative Industries Park – instead of former hospital

August 2015


Vilnius Technology and Art Center will create a new creative industries and technologies park in place of former Sapiegos Nursing Hospital in Antakalnio Street, Vilnius. “Baltic Engineers” also contributes to this project and shall perform the supervision of designing and construction works. The new park will become a common work, communication and education space of companies to be established there. Moreover, the old Sapiegu Park will be renewed too. Here, it is planned to develop recreation areas, conference and sports areas.

Capital will have a new Air Traffic Control Center

17 March 2015

Engineering consultancy and project management company “Baltic Engineers” will design a Regional Air Traffic Control Center in Vilnius, which will be able to serve a much larger area than the current one. The new center will be one of the most modern in Europe and shall meet the highest energy performance requirements. The Client plans to invest more than 8,6 mln. EUR into the construction.

Capital will have a new Air Traffic Control Center

17 March 2015


Engineering consultancy and project management company “Baltic Engineers” will design a Regional Air Traffic Control Center in Vilnius, which will be able to serve a much larger area than the current one. The new center will be one of the most modern in Europe and shall meet the highest energy performance requirements. The Client plans to invest more than 8,6 mln. EUR into the construction.

“Baltic Engineers” together with Icelandic State Enterprise “Isavia” and “THG architektar” won the tender of 8000 sq. meters Regional Air Traffic Control Center buildings’ complex designing in capital, announced by State Enterprise “Oro navigacija”. The design of one of the most efficient public buildings in Lithuania, will aim for the highest energy efficiency class A. New and larger center should occur in Autumn of 2016, further away from Vilnius International Airport. It will be equipped with modern IT technologies, which shall allow to manage the airplane flights in distance of over thousand kilometres.

“Our main goal, working with this project, is to ensure that Air Traffic Control Center would meet security and reliability requirements of the European Union. It is also important to take into account the prevailing modern trends – to reduce management costs, therefore the center will be located further away from the airport and the city center”, - says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of “Baltic Engineers”.

The building’s complex is designed using the most advanced Building Information Model – BIM – software and BIM project management standards. According to D. Kvedaras, using this modern project management methodology, project quality, schedules, resources, construction budget and further construction process and building management and maintenance are controlled in each stage of the project.

„It is comforting, that the Client is actively involved into the designing process, devotes the time and financial resources to train its personnel, that later, after the completion of the project, they would take over the management of BIM model for building maintenance and operation”, - says Managing Directors of “Baltic Engineers”.

The newly designed building complex will house not only Regional Air Traffic Control Center, but also the administration staff of State Enterprise “Oro Navigacija”. Also several auxiliary and engineering buildings, necessary for center’s operation will be constructed.

The buildings shall be constructed so, as the staff could see as much greenery through the windows and natural light would reach the corridors from any point. Due to specific features and safety requirement, the walls of the buildings will be from cast in-situ reinforced concrete. Geothermal heat pumps shall be used for buildings heating and cooling.

For safety reasons al IT and energy supply systems will be redundant. It is planned, that in case of loss of power supply, air traffic control functions could be carried out for indefinite time period. In case of serious fire, airplane flights could be controlled for an hour more without any interference – as long as the functions would be transmitted to another centers.

„Baltic Engineers“prepares Environmental Impact Assessment Program of waste incineration plant in Kaunas

9 March 2015

“Baltic Engineers” and “RAZ SPV22”, “Danpower Baltic” group of companies have signed cooperation Agreement, according to which “Baltic Engineers” shall perform Environmental Impact Assessment of planned economic activity, that is, to prepare “Energy Generation from Renewable Resources in Kaunas” activity Environmental Impact Assessment Program and Report.

„Baltic Engineers“prepares Environmental Impact Assessment Program of waste incineration plant in Kaunas

9 March 2015


“Baltic Engineers” and “RAZ SPV22”, “Danpower Baltic” group of companies have signed cooperation Agreement, according to which “Baltic Engineers” shall perform Environmental Impact Assessment of planned economic activity, that is, to prepare “Energy Generation from Renewable Resources in Kaunas” activity Environmental Impact Assessment Program and Report. Then to discuss the prepared document with public, to coordinate it with environmental impact assessment subjects and to deliver it for review and approval of Environmental Protection Agency.

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VU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics will house a modern buildings complex

31 July 2014

Visoriai Information Technology Park of the capital soon will have a new buildings complex that will house Vilnius University Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (VU MIF). The new buildings complex shall have the most scientifically modern faculty classrooms, laboratories and library. The total value of the project – app. 85,5 mln. Lt.

VU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics will house a modern buildings complex

31 July 2014


Visoriai Information Technology Park of the capital soon will have a new buildings complex that will house Vilnius University Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (VU MIF). The new buildings complex shall have the most scientifically modern faculty classrooms, laboratories and library. The total value of the project – app. 85,5 mln. Lt.

The Design of the new complex has been prepared and is implemented by the designing and engineering consultancy company “Baltic Engineers”. The planned completion of designing works of 18 thousand square meters building and the tendering procedures of construction contractor selection are in December of this year.

“We aim to implement such architectural and technical solutions in the new faculty building that would make the teaching process more modern. Although, not required by our contractual obligations, we decided to prepare the design using the progressive 3D building information modeling technology – BIM” – says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of “Baltic Engineers”.

According to him, the modern building of VU MIF will be special by its technical characteristics. Specialists of “Baltic Engineers” seek to develop an environmentally friendly, durable and rational building. The composition of building façade was selected from three completely different options.

As said by D. Kvedaras, the form and height of the façade are the most favorable to the installation of the engineering systems, due to its installation and maintenance investments will be relatively minimal. The façade of the building is designed so as the planned educational and recreational areas will be in the shade as long as possible during the warm season, thus reducing the cost of premises cooling. Heat and cold to the building will be supplied from geothermal power plant, designed under the building.

Design of the new VU MIF building complex includes the construction of one of the most modern data centers in the country with the area of only 121 sq.m. This area is 40 times less compared to the old and no longer used calculation centre, built nearby already in the Soviet period.

“Baltic Engineers” has chosen “Paleko ARCH studiją” as the architect of the project, the company which designed VU Library Scholarly Communication and Information Center (MKIC) in Saulėtekis a few years ago.

Illustrations by “Paleko ARCH studija”:

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Business encourages to choose science

22 April 2014

In April, started the project “I Choose Science” initiated by “Baltic Engineers” for students, their parents and teachers. During this project, the companies at various universities will present how the inventions and technological innovations are used, also how the future buildings are designed and the main programs of the world are created. The lectures of this initiative as well as the video clips of the excursions to various laboratories can be found on the special website IChooseScience.lt and other social networks.

Business encourages to choose science

22 April 2014


In April, started the project “I Choose Science” initiated by “Baltic Engineers” for students, their parents and teachers. During this project, the companies at various universities will present how the inventions and technological innovations are used, also how the future buildings are designed and the main programs of the world are created. The lectures of this initiative as well as the video clips of the excursions to various laboratories can be found on the special website IChooseScience.lt and other social networks.

The first event of “I Choose Science” project was held in Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. On the 16th of May, Kaunas University of Technology will open its door for companies, students and teachers, later – Klaipeda region is going to be visited.

“I am glad, that business, at its own initiative, takes care of the prestige of the sciences. Encouraging to choose exiting and valuable carriers is very important to universities as well as the entire economy of the country” – says Alfonsas Daniūnas, Rector of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

As the results of representative sociological survey, conducted on the order of company “Baltic Engineers” show that about the third of the students (27 per cent) are interested in sciences, but only one-sixth (14 per cent) of them choose it. Even 41 per cent of students consider the sciences difficult to study and 25 per cent agree that the sciences are boring.

“Prestige of engineering sciences is still limping with one foot. I am sure, that the best help for students in choosing their profession is interesting presentation of our daily activities. For me, as the patriot of this profession, it is a pity that many students consider engineering sciences as difficult and boring” – says one of the initiators of “I Choose Science” Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of “Baltic Engineers”.

Tomas Vaičiūnas, director of the company creating the software for the global insurance companies “Exigen Insurance Solutions” says that their company contributes to the initiative mainly due to the possibility of discovering the young talents. “Within the 12 years of our activity we have grown from 10 to 150 employees and their search is constantly relevant for us” – says T. Vaičiūnas.

During the first event of “I Choose Science” the students were able to see how the shopping centre IKEA was designed and constructed also how the most complex programs of the world are created and what construction engineers are developing. Moreover, the students could take a look at the activity of laboratories of the university as well as its created inventions.

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Cooperation with VGTU

11 October 2013

On the 4th of October Baltic Engineers and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) signed the agreement for cooperation, which is going to allow for mutual efforts in preparing a larger number of highly qualified specialists of exact and engineering sciences, since there is a substantial lack of such employees in Lithuania.

Cooperation with VGTU

11 October 2013


Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers UAB and Professor Alfonsas Daniūnas, Rector of VGTU

On the 4th of October Baltic Engineers and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) signed the agreement for cooperation, which is going to allow for mutual efforts in preparing a larger number of highly qualified specialists of exact and engineering sciences, since there is a substantial lack of such employees in Lithuania.

The results of survey “Choice of technological and engineering sciences by school graduates”, commissioned by Baltic Engineers and performed by Synopticom, as well as the results of higher educational institutions admission examinations showed that although 27 per cent of school graduates take interest in technological and engineering sciences, only 14 per cent actually chose to study them, since they do not know what jobs will they get after graduating, they also consider exact sciences difficult, non-prestigious or plain boring. This encouraged Baltic Engineers to search for the ways and methods to change the situation in favour of engineering sciences in the future.

“The lack of engineering specialists is a problem, involving both – universities and a lot of companies. In cooperation with VGTU, we are going to be able to develop mutual projects and promote technological and engineering sciences”, - as stated by D. Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers.

According to Professor Alfonsas Daniūnas, Rector of VGTU, the university always enjoys a possibility to cooperate with different companies’ specialists, i. e. practitioners, who help to develop the process of studying in consideration of the market needs.

According to the agreement VGTU undertakes to prepare the continued studies development programmes for the company’s specialists and provide every kind of assistance to the company when searching for young specialists and arranging students’ meetings with the company. The university promised to take into consideration the topics, suggested by Baltic Engineers, when developing the studies programmes and final theses.

In turn, Baltic Engineers is going to keep VGTU informed on the need for specialists and invite the university’s employees to participate in the seminars and specialists qualification development courses, arranged by the company. Baltic Engineers also undertook to arrange students’ internship in the company and, if necessary, present lectures on relevant topics.

Photo: Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers UAB and Professor Alfonsas Daniūnas, Rector of VGTU, signed the agreement for cooperation.

Baltic Engineers going to operate under international management standards

28 August 2013

The survey of choice of technological – engineering sciences by students showed that 27 per cent of senior secondary school students take interest in engineering however the number of those, actually intending to choose to study technology or engineering sciences is twice as small. The survey was conducted on the initiative of designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers and Kaunas University of Technology.

Baltic Engineers going to operate under international management standards

28 August 2013


The designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers has implemented three management standards, which will provide the possibilities to offer highest quality services in line with international requirements.

Implementation of the Quality management (ISO 9001), Environmental management (ISO 14001) and Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001) systems will ensure the growth of the company’s competitiveness, efficiency and performance. The mentioned changes will allow for better adaptability to the customers’ needs

“We had to standartize and certify our activities according to several international management requirements, in order to ensure successful growth overall.” – says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers UAB.

According to the Mr. Kvedaras while implementing international management standards old stereotypes will be changed into new efficiency indicators. Internal quality will rise, Baltic engineers customers will feel the benefits immediately.

The engineering company has been long operating in accordance with the harmonious development and designing principles therefore the implemented Environmental management. standard will significantly strengthen the company’s standing and provide additional tools for implementing harmonious development projects in Lithuania and abroad.

Mr Kvedaras does no doubt about the benefits of the new Occupational Safety and Health Management System to the Baltic engineers staff. Better wellbeing, more clear roles, motivation these are just few of the benefits which OSHAS standard will bring and will help to improve all interrelations in the company.

The project of implementation of complex and integrated management system was partially financed by the European Regional Development Fund in line with the ProcesasLt measure. The amount of LTL 18.000 from the EU funds was allocated for the project.

Survey shows interest in engineering studies

3 July 2013

The survey of choice of technological – engineering sciences by students showed that 27 per cent of senior secondary school students take interest in engineering however the number of those, actually intending to choose to study technology or engineering sciences is twice as small. The survey was conducted on the initiative of designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers and Kaunas University of Technology.

Survey shows interest in engineering studies

3 July 2013


The survey of choice of technological – engineering sciences by students showed that 27 per cent of senior secondary school students take interest in engineering however the number of those, actually intending to choose to study technology or engineering sciences is twice as small. The survey was conducted on the initiative of designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers and Kaunas University of Technology.

The survey results highlighted a significant gap between the students’ interest in engineering and the choice of studies. Notwithstanding the students’ interest, only 19 per cent of respondents, who participated in the survey, intended to choose the studies in the direction. In addition, the survey revealed that even 50 per cent of students consider engineering sciences hard and difficult to understand, 26 per cent consider them unfashionable and 25 per cent – plain boring.

“The gap between the attractiveness of engineering specialities and the choice of technical studies shows the lack of cooperation between schools, universities and business when introducing the profession” – says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers.

This spring Kaunas University of Technology and Baltic Engineers signed the agreement for cooperation in popularizing engineering studies. The initiators, together with other higher educational institutions and business companies, have the goal of showing the interesting side of engineering to senior secondary school students.

“Urban development, environment protection and the inventions, changing the everyday life of each of us, is the interesting side of engineering. We will strive for providing the senior secondary school students, whose beliefs are the crucial factor, the possibility to see the companies’ activities and the challenges, stated by the universities and the scientists, employed there” – says D. Kvedaras.

The latest results of registration of Managing admission to higher educational institutions of 2013 showed that this year the secondary school graduates once again choose social sciences en masse. Almost half, i. e. 45 per cent of more than 22 thousand graduates, who registered to enter higher educational institutions, wish to become economists, lawyers, managers or medical doctors, while technological-engineering studies attracted only 14.35 per cent of those entering higher educational institutions.

During the representative survey “Choice of technological – engineering studies by secondary school graduates” 4186 senior secondary school students were questioned throughout Lithuania. The survey was performed by the market research and survey company Synopticom with the help of specialists of Lithuanian Centre of Non-formal Youth Education.

Financial negotiations on the procurement for relocation of Lukiškės remand prison

19 April 2012

All the five candidates for the tender for contracting the works on moving the Lukiškės remand prison from Vilnius city centre to Pravieniškės completed the technical phase of negotiations and proceeded to the second step, i. e. the financial negotiations, as stated by designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers. The company consults the Prison Department on the project supplier selection and technical issues.

Financial negotiations on the procurement for relocation of Lukiškės remand prison

19 April 2012



© DELFI (T.Vinickas photo)

All the five candidates for the tender for contracting the works on moving the Lukiškės remand prison from Vilnius city centre to Pravieniškės completed the technical phase of negotiations and proceeded to the second step, i. e. the financial negotiations, as stated by designing and engineering consulting company Baltic Engineers. The company consults the Prison Department on the project supplier selection and technical issues.

The tenderers will provide the final offers upon completing all the steps in the competitive dialogue. The exact number of phases and their duration is not known, since additional steps of negotiations will be suggested if necessary. One is clear – a cooperation contract with a private investor is going to be signed before summer starts. Selection of the investor is performed not by a traditional public procurement tender, but by way of competitive dialogue, which is much more complex and is able to deliver much better results when developing the project and negotiating the prices.

“The prison is a complex engineering project, whose structures, communications and equipment must be compliant with the strict security requirements, raised to penal institutions. Due to this we have performed a thorough engineering analysis of the technical specifications and proceed further in order to choose the most suitable prison concept and select the candidate, most compliant with the tender conditions” – says Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers.

The following companies participate in the tender: Pilies Projektai UAB, Hanner AB, Panevėžio Statybos Trestas AB, City Service AB and Bendras Verslas UAB.

According to the first phase of Public Private Partnership (PPP) project of moving the Lukiškės remand prison to Pravieniškės, in three years the private investor is going to reconstruct four unused Pravieniškės prison buildings, in which room for 320 prisoners will be equipped. The investor will maintain the said buildings for 22 years. The total value of the project, including the moving of Lukiškės remand prison and the medical unit till 2017 is LTL 103.8 billion.

Baltic Engineers buys Finnish experience

05 April 2013

Baltic Engineers UAB Consulting Engineers and Project Managers bought 100% of shares of a Lithuanian subsidiary of Finnish Project Management Company Pöyry PLC. This transaction enables the Lithuanians to manage more engineering projects and to strengthen their positions in the Baltic region.

Baltic Engineers buys Finnish experience

05 April 2013


Baltic Engineers UAB Consulting Engineers and Project Managers bought 100% of shares of a Lithuanian subsidiary of Finnish Project Management Company Pöyry PLC. This transaction enables the Lithuanians to manage more engineering projects and to strengthen their positions in the Baltic region.

By acquiring the subsidiary of Pöyry and taking into account the recovering region’s economies, Baltic Engineers UAB aims at developing project management activities and increasing their influence in the market of Baltic countries in the environment of a growing number of investment projects and increasing demand for project management and engineering consultancy services.

“In order to expand, we had to choose one of the two possibilities: to recruit more employees and train them or to acquire a whole company with available professionals. We chose the latter option: the Finnish company has been in Lithuania since 2003 and has accumulated valuable experience”, explains the reasons of the transaction Mr. Darius Kvedaras, Managing Director of Baltic Engineers UAB.

This year, Baltic Engineers UAB is launching several new projects the implementation of which will require additional resources. According to Mr. Kvedaras, the company so far had 16 professionals, but this number will grow after completion of the transaction. With regard to future projects in Lithuania, it is worthwhile mentioning such projects as setting of a new Kitron ASA distribution centre for electronic components in Kaunas, wind power farm in Šilutė consisting of 17 wind turbines with a total capacity of 40 MW, RIMI shopping centre covering 3500 sq. m in Palanga.

“It is not a coincidence that we have chosen Finnish Pöyry PLC, the company which has implemented more than 40 projects over a decade of its activities in the Baltic region. We were impressed by the development and reconstruction projects for Stockman shopping centre in St. Petersburg, Mars Lietuva pet food plant in Gargždai, Vilniaus duona plius UAB and Panevėžio duona AB”, comments Darius Kvedaras.

Baltic Engineers UAB was a Lithuanian subsidiary of Danish Ramboll Group for 10 years and is well familiar with Scandinavian work experience which is to be further developed in Lithuania. In 2012, the turnover of Baltic Engineers UAB amounted to LTL 2.5 million.

Pöyry PLC is an international company of strategic and engineering consultancy, project management and engineering company, providing its services to customers all over the world. The key activity sectors of Pöyry include power generation, transmission and distribution, forest industry, processing of chemical and biological waste, quarrying and metal manufacturing, transport, water supply and real estate. The Pöyry group of companies employs a total of around 7 thousand professionals. In 2012, sales of Pöyry amounted to EUR 775 million.

About Baltic Engineers UAB
A team of professional engineers boasting both local and international experience and providing high-quality services in the areas of territory planning, design, project management and engineering consultancy. Having implemented more than 200 projects, the company has won the name of a reliable and professional partner. The company is currently implementing ISO quality management standards.

For more information contact:
Mr. Darius Kvedaras,
Managing Director
Baltic Engineers UAB
tel. +370 620 63806

New Baltic Engineers Chairman of the Board is being appointed

31 January 2013

Torben Pedersen is being appointed as the new chairman of the board of Engineering project management company “Baltic Engineers” (formerly Ramboll Lithuania). T.Pedersen currently is the head of AB Latvenergo Audit Committee, council member of UAB "Financial Management Solutions Center”, board member at Rus-Agro Team A/S (Denmark), in addition - board member of Vilnius International club Board and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.

New Baltic Engineers Chairman of the Board is being appointed

2012 m. January 31d.


Torben Pedersen is being appointed as the new chairman of the board of Engineering project management company “Baltic Engineers” (formerly Ramboll Lithuania). T.Pedersen currently is the head of AB Latvenergo Audit Committee, council member of UAB "Financial Management Solutions Center”, board member at Rus-Agro Team A/S (Denmark), in addition - board member of Vilnius International club Board and the Danish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania.

The area of T. Pedersen expertise is auditing, budgeting and business planning, as well as a strategy, negotiation, finance, corporate governance, new business development and risk management.

T.Pedersen was a longtime partner of consulting and auditing company “Arthur Andersen” and “Deloitte”.

“IKEA” project is created under the “green” certificate

4 May 2012

“IKEA” furniture and household goods shopping centre in Vilnius which is the first one in the Baltic countries will be one of the first commercial buildings in Lithuania which will seek the highest BREEAM certification system evaluation.

“IKEA” project is created under the “green” certificate

4 May 2012


BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) aims to mitigate negative environmental impact of building on the local as well as global range. The following set of indicators are evaluated: management, health and well-being, energy, traffic, water usage, materials, waste, land use, ecology, pollution and innovation. The evaluation result – certificate which describes the environmental impact of the buildings. “Currently the first certification stage – screening is prepared, during which the building has gained more than 55 points and is rated as “very good”. In Lithuania it is going to be one of the first commercial buildings certified under this system” – explained Darius Kvedaras, Managing director of designers’ and engineers’ company “Baltic Engineers” which is working with “IKEA” project in Lithuania.

In Lithuania the project employees the team of 30 specialists in total who work closely with the Architects of Icelandic company “ARKIS”. While developing “IKEA” project “Baltic Engineers” experts had to make a lot of innovative solutions. “For example, seamless concrete flooring technology will be used in 5000 m2 area which is equal to almost 12 basketball grounds, in order to ensure smooth surface necessary for the forklifts and customers’ trolleys. Hot water will be prepared using solar energy and heat pumps will be installed for air conditioning. The pay-back period of all these innovations is five years. Moreover the whole technical design is prepared using 3D technology” – said D. Kvedaras.

“IKEA” project works were started a year ago – currently, engineering investigations, land plot technical due diligence, detailed plan of the territory has been prepared as well as demolition description, building concept and pre-design proposals. Also preparation of Technical Design of the building is coming to the end. Under the signed Agreement the Company has to prepare Working Design of the structural part also clean-up plan of 15 ha site and to execute the supervision of Design implementation. The completion of the shopping centre construction is planned in August of 2013.

Design Company “Ramboll Lietuva” was renamed to “Baltic Engineers’.

2 November 2011

Owners of the company have changed after the "Ramboll Lietuva" share sale agreement on the 1st of November. Danish group of companies “Ramboll” has sold its controlled shares to the managers of the Lithuanian company Darius Kvedaras and Renatas Viršilas. The name of the company has changed to the "Baltic Engineers" along with the owners.

Design Company “Ramboll Lietuva” was renamed to “Baltic Engineers’.

2 November 2011


"We are going to further collaborate with “Ramboll” which still stays in the Lithuanian market. The fact that Danish company has transferred its shares for us, their Lithuanian associates, and signed a collaboration agreement is demonstrating that they highly appreciate and rely on us", - explains D.Kvedaras, General Manager of “Baltic Engineers”. They were glad with the experience the team has gained while working with the “Ramboll” group for several years. These were great years of experience, when professional work ethics and highest business standards have been acquired from a leading international company.

Agency representative offices of “Ramboll” group of companies are mainly situated in Scandinavia and United Kingdom with 116 active offices and 30 others in the following countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and others. “Our professional team is going to further employ the knowledge and technologies that we have gained and improved during the collaboration with “Ramboll”. Besides, we are continue to stay loyal to the cherished virtues and highest level business conduct standards”, - assures D.Kvedaras.

“Baltic Engineers” is going to further offer its customers wide range of designing, consulting and management services in the areas of buildings, infrastructure, energy and environmental protection. “Our objective stays the same - we will consistently create better living and working conditions”, - says the Managing director.

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