Since 2019, AB Dolomitas has been implementing the project “Optimizing Dolomite Chipping Production Processes Through Technological Eco-innovations”. The project is implemented in accordance with the framework for action No. 03.3.2-LVPA-K-837-03-0010 “Eco-inovacijos LT+” of Priority 3 “Promotion of Small and Medium Business Competitiveness” of the Operational programme for the European Union funds’ investments for 2014–2020.
The project involved the purchase of a frontal loader with wheels, as well as the installation of a crushing and transporting line for dolomite chippings. The investments will result in more efficient raw material use, less water and electricity consumption, and a significant reduction of diesel fuel consumption (because the transport line will replace the dumpers carrying the raw material) and will contribute to reducing negative environmental impacts.
The amount of the project support is EUR 1.5 million from the European Regional Development Fund. Company funds will cover the remaining two-thirds of the project value.
The project implementation period is from 3 September 2019 to 28 July 2022.
At the end of 2017 AB Dolomitas implemented the project “Company’s Investments in Resource-Saving Technologies” with EU support. The company implemented the project in order to reduce resource consumption and modernize its technology processes. In this project, a mineral powder production line was installed, which was supplied by illiquid dolomite chipping fractions and particles in sedimentation fields. Additionally, modernization of the production lines II and III has been carried out, reducing the use of water and electricity.
This project was implemented under a financing and administration agreement with the Lithuanian Business Support Agency, in accordance with the framework for action No. 03.3.2-LVPA-K-837-01-0007 “Eco-inovacijos LT+” of Priority 3 “Promotion of Small and Medium Business Competitiveness” of the Operational Programme for the European Union funds’ investments for 2014–2020.
The value of the implemented project is EUR 2,947,273.12 excluding VAT. The amount of support from the European Regional Development Fund is EUR 862,336.09.
In 2015, AB Dolomitas implemented the first project supported by the European Union “Increasing the Company’s Productivity by Modernizing the Production Process and Improving the Qualitative and Economic Characteristics of Products”, No. VP2-2.1-ŪM-06-K-02-035. The project is implemented in accordance with the framework for action “Invest LT-2” of Priority 2 of the Operational Programme for Economic Growth “Increasing Business Productivity and Improving the Business Environment”. AB Dolomitas, the project executor, received co-funding from the EU structural support program.
An new line for dolomite chipping was built following this project, and it offers a considerable improvement in efficiency. This line produces chippings of the highest quality. This will ensure that the company is supplying the road construction industry with quality products. In addition to Lithuania, it is predicted that a quality product will also be in demand in Latvia. By supporting this project, the European Union and the State help modernize production while strengthening competitiveness, enhancing employment and ensuring economic stability.