Internal restructuring
Latvija; Riga;
Location of affected unit(s)
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
Electricity, Gas, Steam And Air Conditioning Supply
35.30 - Steam and air conditioning supply

172 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
4 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
4 February 2018
Foreseen end date
8 March 2018


Rigas Siltums has started the expected mass lay-off procedure. On 17 October 2017, Rigas Siltums announced that the company could lay off up to 230 employees in spring 2018. On 4 February 2018 first 53 employees have been dismissed, with another 119 lay-offs planned to take effect within a month.

The company has managed Riga heating systems for the last 20 years uncontested. It serves more than 2,800 houses, supplying heat and maintaining heating systems. Total number of staff in the company is about 900.

Several years ago, the State Audit Office ruled that Rigas Namu Parvaldnieks, the municipal housing authority, has to select its heating supplier via a public procurement. Procurement procedure was launched, and as a result a team of four local firms was chosen to supply the city with heat for a five year deal. Rigas siltums' application was found not to comply with the regulations of RNP. According to representatives of Rigas Siltums, the company provides support for dismissed employees in finding new job.


  • 17 October 2017: lsm.lv
  • 4 February 2018: Diena
  • 4 February 2018: la.lv


Eurofound (2018), RÄ«gas Siltums, Internal restructuring in Latvia, factsheet number 93219, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93219.