We would like to inform you that the work on the improvement of the Latvian regulatory framework is successfully underway, determining which fire reaction class cables should be used depending on the fire safety requirements set for the construction. It is planned to include the regulation in LBN 201-15.
On 2021 May 19. the 3rd working group meetings have already taken place, which works on the instructions of the Latvian Construction Council of the Ministry of Economics.
The Working Group has been established to find the best solutions for the improvement of the construction regulatory framework, in the field of fire safety of people and property in the event of internal cable and wiring fire in building products, taking into account the requirements of the EU Construction Regulation (or CPR).
The working group consists of 17 experts in the fields of design, construction, electricity, fire safety, standardization, and regulation.
The work of the group is coordinated by the representatives of the electricity industry associations from LEVA together with the Latvian Association of Electricians and Energy Builders LEEA
On December 30, 2020, the standard LVS 1062: 2020 “Low Voltage Round Electrical Cables of Rated Voltages up to and including 450/750 V with special fire performance requirements (halogen-free insulation). Requirements for construction and performance" was developed and approved by the LVS standardization technical committee LVS / STK 51 “Electrical Power Engineering” was registered.
Communication with The Latvian Traders Association (LTA) has been established
LEVA communication with the Latvian Traders (Merchants) Association (LTA) has been established
The Latvian Traders Association (LTA) was founded in 1912 and was re-established in 1994 and currently consists of more than 600 entrepreneurs engaged in trade, catering, and services on a voluntary basis. The purpose of the association is to contribute to the strengthening and development of companies of their members.
Meetings were held with the president of the LTA, Henrik Danusēvičs.
The Parties discussed the legislative framework and supervision of the trade sector in the field of Energomizing and issues relating to Natural Resources and VAT taxes as of 2021.
The Parties will agree on the need for closer cooperation and training for shop lighting standards and good practices.
Communication with the Union of Latvian Construction Engineers has been established
Latvian Construction Engineers Union (LBS) is a voluntary, professional public organisation that combines more than 750 civil engineers and operates in the Republic of Latvia. LBS members are engineers, constructors, architects, road and bridge specialists. For the last 12 years, LBS has been issuing a practical road map magazine for construction "Būvinženieris". Key topics cover the following: Industry News, Technology and Construction, Law, Rules, and Requirements, Disclosure in Construction, Interviews, Stories of Construction and People in Latvia and Foreign States.
Meetings were held with the Executive Director of Latvian Construction Engineers Union Ilmars Leikums, and Vice-Chairman of the Board Artis Dzirkalis
The Parties discussed the actualities of Latvia's Construction Industry in legislative and taxation legislation matters
LEVA communication with Partnership of Latvian Constructors was established
The Partnership of Latvian Constructors is an independent public organization comprised of twenty-five largest building contractors in Latvia, whose total turnover equals to around 300 million euros per year. The organization’s goal is to facilitate a sustainable construction industry, based on safety, quality, long-term development, and industry competitiveness.
Meetings were held with Gints Miķeļsons, the head of the Latvian Constructors'Partnership
The parties discussed topical issues in the Latvian construction sector in terms of legislation and taxation.
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Established communication with LAA - Latvian Association of Insurers.
There was a meeting with the President of the Latvian Insurance Association Janis Abashin.
The Parties expressed their opinion on the necessity of adjusting the Latvian building codes "Electrical wiring in buildings" in order to reduce the risk of fire in property and in cases of fire in the event of a disaster caused by wiring, electrical equipment, and electrical appliances.
The parties have consensus - it is extremely important to make the necessary measures in a qualitative and quick manner to reduce the Causes of Fire, related to the electrical installation.
An appropriate legislative and regulatory framework needs to be put in place and updated.
LEVA - Latvian Electrical Wholesalers Association expressed readiness to assist LAA - Latvian Insurers Association in creating brochure content for building owners and organizing seminars for Latvian Insurers Association specialists who should pay attention on how exacltly to reduce the Causes of Fire, related to the electrical installation.
20.06.2019. is published National Standard LVS 1055: 2019 “Low Voltage Electrical Cables of Rated Voltages up to and including 450/750 V with Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) or Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Insulation and Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Sheath. Requirements for Design and Operation Characteristics'
The new standard sets out the specific requirements for cables with Cross-Linked Polyethylene (XLPE) or Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Insulation and Polyvinylchloride (PVC) Sheath with copper wires, intended for use in low-voltage electrical installations of private and commercial use with a voltage of up to 450/750 V (including 300/500 V and less rated) voltage.
The target groups of the users of the document are the building owners, contractors, designers, electrical installers and cable manufacturers for the construction of the internal wiring of low-voltage buildings.
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Revenue Service and Electrical Material Wholesalers Association sign agreement on cooperation in tax administration matters and fostering fair competition
On April 4 this year, the State Revenue Service (SRS) and Latvian Electrical Material Wholesalers’ Association (LEVA) signed an agreement on cooperation in fostering fair competition and tax administration with a view to promoting a common understanding of taxation of business operations in the industry.
The cooperation agreement was signed by the SRS Director General Ieva Jaunzema and the LEVA Association’s Chairman of the Board Kristaps Bleija. The purpose of the agreement is to reduce tax evasion by those working in the industry, thereby reducing the scope of unfair competition in the sector. The agreement is also expected to improve information exchange between the SRS and the Association.
Evopipes Ltd. joined the Latvian Electrical Material Wholesalers' Association (LEVA).
Company Evopipes is the modern and innovative producer of polymer pipe systems focusing on producing and development of innovative and efficiency-raising products.
EVOPIPES firm strategy is based on the constant raising of efficiency in the field of installing and exploiting pipe systems, as well as in its activities.
In product development company focuses on the competitive advantages of products that give Evopipes products higher construction and operational performance parameters.
Satema Baltic SIA joined the Latvian Electrical Material Wholesalers' Association (LEVA).
SATEMA BALTIC is a branch of Satema AS (Norway) in Latvia. The company currently employs 15 highly qualified employees.
The range of products offered by the firm includes electrical Switchboard and Switchgear equipment, mobile transformers, aluminum electrical distribution housings, socket outlets blocks and other mobile electrical installation equipment. Satema offers innovative and environmentally friendly "Trime" headlights masts as well. Satema is a trusted supplier of easy transportable electrical distribution equipment!
Satema complies with ISO 9001 quality standard requirements and is registered in TransQ, Sellihca and Startbank.
Satema has been members of the Association of Norwegian Electricity Council since 1999.
NKT (formerly nkt cables) produces cables and supplies the energy sector. NKT operates with dual headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and Cologne, Germany, and its markets are predominantly Europe.
The new member of LEVA - NKT S.A. develops, manufactures, and markets power cables and cable systems for electricity transmission and distribution, and electrical installations primarily in Europe and China. The company offers PVC insulation and outer sheath compounds, granulates, and dry-blends; installation cables, including single core and multi-conductor copper cables; flexible cables, such as indoor and workshop cables; and power cables, which comprise copper contact wires for overhead electric tractions, copper conductors for power overhead lines, overhead self-supporting power conductors, and overhead power cables.