Shikun & Binui Concessions
Shikun & Binui Concessions Division initiates, develops, finances, and implements Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects in Israel and abroad in transport, desalination, water, energy, and social infrastructures.
The Concessions Division combines the Shikun & Biuni Group’s capabilities in building and operating large infrastructure projects with the extensive financing know-how and deep familiarity with the public sector.
The Carmel Tunnels project is an example for the integration of sustainability values in the process of planning and construction of the project. The project is an urban toll tunnel project, which includes a complex of tunnels and bridges, with an overall length of approximately 6 Kilometers, running under the city of Haifa and connecting three main junctions. This project alleviates the traffic loads in the city of Haifa and reduces the air pollution within the city. The project involved earth works, retaining walls, bridges, and tunnel and road construction, all carried out in coordination with environmental organizations. During the construction period a permanent monitoring of noise levels and pollution was conducted and a call center for residents' applications and complaints had been established, available 24/7. Rehabilitation and landscaping works of vegetation, damaged during the works, were carried out to restore the natural vegetation in the area.
Shikun & Binui S.B.I. Infrastructure
Shikun & Binui – S.B.I. Infrastructure Ltd. is Shikun & Binui Group’s global infrastructures arm for the implementation of civil engineering, development and construction projects.
SBI’s rich experience as a civil engineering construction company, and as part of the Shikun & Binui Group, enables the company to provide solutions to a wide range of requirements in the projects in which it is involved and bring to fulfillment a wide range of abilities, including: public works, roads and highways, bridges, construction, civil engineering, water and wastewater plants, telecommunications, hydroelectric (HEP) and thermal power supply, quarries and aggregates processing plants, turnkey projects and project management.
The company’s commitment to the sustainability vision of the group manifests itself in a variety of projects, such as the Palo Viejo project, erecting a hydro – electrical power station in Guatemala, where the contract, with the State, included a whole chapter to the preservation of the environment. Under the provisions of this contract the company undertook to return the area to its former state, once the works had been completed. Within the framework of this commitment, the original vegetation had been planted on the slopes (using the method of sprinkling water, seeds and fertilizers), trees and other vegetation were planted where soil filling had been carried out.
Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructure
Solel Boneh infrastructures is the operational section of Shikun & Binui group in Israel. The company is active in variety of construction aspects in Israel as contractor, manufacturer and transporter. The construction activities includes build, design-build and design-build-operate of complex engineering projects. The company executes infrastructures, ports, high-rise structures, chimneys, roads, bridges and interchanges; Solel Boneh is a Recognized Contractor for Government Works for unlimited financial scope in all sectors and owns Cementcal, Israel’s largest piling company, Concrete batching plants, advanced and one of Israel’s largest Transport Companies and a Prefabricated Elements plant.
Solel Bone implements the sustainability values in all its sites: preservation of the sites’ environments and natural values, sorting of waste material on – site and transportation for recycling and re – use, use of Green Code standard verified materials and conducting ongoing relations with neighbors and interest holders. For example, during the Justice Hall in Tel Aviv dozens of mature trees were relocated, with the close assistance of an Agronomist. Among those trees were ancient Sycamore trees which were transferred to an alternative habitat. Another example is having the dug up material ground for re–use.
Shikun & Binui Real Estate Development
Shikun & Binui Real Estate Development is the international development arm of Shikun & Binui Group. The company is active in the European markets for the past twelve years, covering all areas of real estate, including residential, offices and other commercial assets. To date, the company operates in the EEC, both in the emerging markets and the expanding ones, focusing on high potential business opportunities.
One of the more prominent projects in which the sustainability values are implemented is the Club Aliga, located on the Balton Lake shores in Hungary. This project is designed to encompass some 250,000 square meters and include hotels, holiday homes and tourist attractions. Right from the early stages of the project it was planned to meet the stringent BREAAM standard in all matters related to handling waste material, drainage, energy consumption, construction of the buildings etc. All the planning was carried out under full cooperation with the local council, the township residents and neighboring municipalities.
Shikun & Binui Real Estate
Shikun & Binui Real Estate is the Entrepreneurship arm of Shikun & Binui in this country and the largest real estate company in Israel. Ever since it was founded, some eighty years ago, the company managed to successfully fulfill its vision and adjusted it to the changing needs of the population, as well as construction and development requirements of Israel.
The company excels in construction of housing for whole communities, utilizing advanced planning of the apartment’s standards, encompassing all the aspects of environmental development. The company internalizes the sustainability principles of construction.
A good example of a project, where sustainability principles had been internalized is the Karkur Dreams – a country style real estate project, in the center of which is a green park with a shaded play area. The successful project was established in the green Karkur moshava, farming community of private farms, offering its residents all of the community services at walking distance and easy access to train and main roads. This is the first project of its kind in Israel to receive the Israeli Standard 5281 of green housing, saturated construction and construction finishes.
Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy
Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy operates throughout the entire chain of value of solar energy projects (concession, construction and operation). The company operates electricity manufacturing facilities, in Israel and abroad, including solar photo – Voltaic power stations, producing clean electricity by means of solar energy. The company also deals in technological development, enhancement of its EPC capabilities in the thermo solar field, and the erection of natural gas based power stations. In addition to constructing its self owned projects, the company offers its customers EPC services for solar photo – voltaic Projects and operates in the field of Power Efficiency improving the use of energy through the development of electricity consumption reducing products.
The sustainability vision of Shikun & Binui renewable energy has also led it to procure and operate three solar photo – voltaic parks in Spain of approx. 15 Mega Watts (15MWP). The parks produce clean electricity with zero emission of pollutants to the air and supplies power to the Spanish electrical grid.
Shikun & Binui Environment
Shikun & Binui Environment deals in the development of smart solutions to water treatment while focusing on SED technology (Selective Electro Dialysis) for the removal of nitrates from drinking water. The company also operates the water corporation in Pardes Hana – Karkur and is responsible for the supply of water and handling the sewage in above mentioned council. The company had erected, thus far, 15 active facilities, the output of which is some 15 Million cubic meters per annum and had implemented dozens of projects for its customers, among which are local authorities, Mekorot, Danone Israel, Nestle Israel and the Weizmann institute.
In accordance with the group’s sustainability vision is the improvement of the well waters which the company implements with its customers, consuming the minimal amount of energy and chemicals compared with other improvement systems in the market, to date.