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With over 50 years of experience, GBS is an international contractor working with both private and public investors, among which are various international institutions.
GBS is established
8 new regional divisions
Rebuilding of Uzli
The name ‘Glavbolgarstroy’ appears for the first time
New construction projects in Kazakhstan
Housing construction programme
During the same year, GBS enters the Bulgarian construction market with branches of the company being established in Bulgaria’s major cities.
6 towns project
GBS is privatised
Vasil Levski Stadium
GBS completes the work on the Vasil Levski Stadium. The building now includes services such as multifunctional sports halls, restaurants, cafés, a museum, a medical centre, a press-conference hall and a warehouse.
GBS takes on a holding structure
The Bulgarian Construction Chamber
The Bulgarian Construction Chamber, official representative of construction companies in the country, is established with the active participation of Simeon Peshov, President of Glavbolgarstroy.
St. Thomas holiday resort
GBS completes work on its award-winning St. Thomas seaside holiday resort. The 21-million-euro project is GBS’s biggest single investment and includes eight groups of dwellings, a five-star hotel, five outdoor pools and a shopping area. The complex also has its own wastewater treatment plant and the first deepwater discharges of purified waters in Bulgaria.
GBS is awarded the construction of the Arena Armeec, a multi-purpose sports hall in Sofia. The arena’s steel roof is the largest in Bulgaria, measuring 11,800 square metres – the area of two football stadiums.
GBS volunteers to help remove and dispose of 50 potentially hazardous buildings in the flood-stricken village of Bisser on the coast of Southeast Bulgaria. Construction of the new airport control tower at Sofia Airport is completed.
Lot 1 of Struma Highway
Sofia Ring Mall & Lot 2 of Struma Highway
Work on the Sofia Ring Mall, Bulgaria’s biggest shopping centre, is completed. Covering 328,000 square metres, the whole area is big enough to accommodate 50 football fields or 270 tennis courts. In 2015 GBS is ready with another key project for the country – Lot 2 of the Struma Highway, funded by the European Union. One of the main priorities of the whole Struma project is to improve the social, environmental and economic development of all the regions through which it passes.
Partnerships with Solar Turbines and Honeywell
GBS implements key energy projects in Bulgaria with US partners Solar Turbines and Honeywell – the first stage of the modernisation and reconstruction of the Strandza, Petrich, Lozenets and Ihtiman gas compressor stations and the 11-km long gas transmission pipeline from the Bulgarian -Turkish border to Strandzha gas metering station. In 2018 GBS completes work ahead of schedule on two major infrastructural projects as well – Struma Highway Lot 3.3 and the Plovdivtsi Dam and hydropower plant. With a volume of 2.45 million cubic metres, the Plovdivtsi Dam supplies water to more than 30 towns and villages in southern Bulgaria and is the first drinking water dam built in Bulgaria over the last 30 years.
GBS celebrates 50th anniversary
GBS holds its 50-year anniversary celebrations, with highlights including a presentation of its iconic projects across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and honours to its longest-serving employees. During the same year, GBS opens a satellite office in Brussels to work in proximity with EU institutions and sector leaders.
Largest construction projects in recent years
GBS completes work on some of its largest construction projects in recent years – Biovet’s industrial plants in Peshtera and Razgrad, the long-awaited Center for Plant and System Biology and Biotechnology in Plovdiv, the second stage of the modernization of Petrich, Lozenets and Ihtiman gas compressor stations and the mega projects of Nova Provadia and Rasovo CS.
Largest construction projects in recent years
Infrastructural projects are not left behind, as the team completes work on Sofia Ring Road (km 35+260 to km 41+340), Europe highway’s section from Dragoman to Slivnitsa, Struma highway Lot 3.1 from km 366+000 to 366+720, including the construction of a 540-meter-long bridge facility at Zheleznitsa tunnel using innovative hydraulic jacks’ technology.
GBS invests in its own plant in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
In 2022, Glavbolgarstroy invested in the construction of its own plant GBS Prefab for production of prestressed reinforced concrete elements with the most modern equipment in Bulgaria. In the same year, the company launched a series of donation initiatives in support of the Mountain Rescue Service of the Bulgarian Red Cross, standing behind those on whom it depends to save human lives in the mountain.