FIMA provides engineering solutions for one of Latvia’s largest buildings of the 21st century

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FIMA’s daughter company in Latvia was recently involved in a project to fit out one of Latvia’s most spectacular landmark buildings – the Latvian National Library, which is one of the largest 21st century structures built in Latvia.

FIMA’s specialists installed a Pelco Endura video surveillance system, which is integrated with other engineering systems and includes more than 150 video cameras, at the library which covers  an area of more than 40,000 m2. The video surveillance system is tailored to the library’s specific needs and is integrated with its exposition security systems, ensuring a prompt response to different incidents including fires, break-ins, etc.

FIMA also introduced other engineering solutions including building access control, public address and telecommunications systems.

FIMA completed all of the fitting-out work in less than a year.

A masterpiece created by the Latvian architect Gunars Birkets, which is also known as “The Caste of Light”, the new library should become one of Latvia’s major cultural centres by the end of this year with the capacity to accommodate up to 3,000 people a day.

FIMA continues to actively develop its presence in the neighbouring market. This year, its Latvian subsidiary, which has been operating since 2006, completed the second phase of developing a data centre for the Latvian State Television and Radio Centre (LVRTC) and has been a major contractor in projects for Latvian Railways. It has been involved in the reconstruction of the 52 km-long Latvian railroad section between Skriveri and Krustpils, has signed contracts to upgrade Liepaja railway station and its data transmission network and is going to equip a data centre for the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Sciences.