The new UPB's prefabricated concrete plant in Liepaja started its operation in 2021 and it is one of the most advanced precast factories in the Baltics. The overall area of the new production premises is 4,900 m2, supplemented by a 2,900 m2 stockyard for finished products.
The new plant extends the competencies of the UPB group in the production of complex concrete structures and allows off-site construction method development. To achieve this, one-third of the investment focuses on technologies, for example, in a modern and highly functional concrete batching plant, fresh concrete processing and water treatment systems and other equipment.
The new factory is specially adapted to produce various concrete facades and hybrid elements with additionally integrated elements, for example, bricks, tiles and other decorative materials. Also, the development of innovative products is thought of, among other things, providing for the possibility to produce ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC). A huge emphasis is put on sustainable solutions to achieve the most rational use of resources. For example, 500,000 euros have been invested in fresh concrete processing equipment, water treatment and recirculation systems.
A great deal of attention is also paid to each employee's working conditions and work safety. For ensuring air quality, an integrated suction and purified air recirculation system is installed, also spacious staff rooms and administration premises are available.
The construction process was almost completely carried out by UPB group enterprises - the design was developed by “UPB Projekti”, whereas construction works were performed by “UPB Nams”. We also provided prefabricated concrete and steel structures, ready-mixed concrete, ensured the construction of external engineering networks, constructed the heating unit and boiler house, whereas our mechanical engineering company supplied technologies – tilting tables.