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Client Merck Sharp & Dohme

Consultant PM Group

Start Date December 2019

Finish Date June 2021

Project Description

This project involved the investment by MSD in their Carlow site to secure the production of the biologic and vaccine pipeline for two of it’s major products in Keytrunda and Gardasil 9. The aim of this project is to support the MSD productions capacity for Keytrunda and Gardasil 9 by building a state of the art facility that mimics the current Carlow 1 in size, layout and capacity to leverage the current knowledge from the current site operation. 

The Carlow 2 project consisted of several buildings:

  •  Production Building
  • Spine Corridor Expansion 
  • Dedicated Clean Utility Building 
  • Black Utility Expansion 
  • Warehouse Expansion  

The scope also included changes to the existing Carlow 1 

  •  Reduction of existing warehouse ambient storage area to provide new QC and MRO area 
  • Extension of existing Grade C Kitting area 
  • Tie in an extension of existing electrical rooms (LV & MV)
  • Installation of chiller and cooling tower in existing CUB

Suir Engineering Scope of Work 

Suir Engineering’s electrical & instrumentation scope of work for this project includes items outlined below:
  •  Electrical Equipment Installation
  • MV Switchgear (Free Issue)
  • LV Unit Substations (Free Issue)
  • Generator, Step Up, Transformer & NEW (Free Issue)
  • Step Up Transformer for Existing Generator (Free Issue)
  • Main Distribution Panels
  • UPS Panels , Distribution Boards & Equipment 
  • Variable Speed Drives (VSD) and Direct On Line (DOL) Enclosures 
  • Final Distribution Boards 
  • Active Harmonic Filtering Systems 
  • Photovoltaic Systems 
  • MV, LV Power and Control Cabling Infrastructure 
  • Cable Containment Systems 
  • General Services and Small Power Systems 
  •  Process and HVAC / Mechanical Services Power Supplies
  • Normal & Emergency Lighting Systems 
  • iLighting Controls System
  • Fire Alarm System 
  • Gas Detection System 
  • Security Access Control & CCTV Systems 
  • BMS DUP’s
  • BMS Cabling 
  • Earthing and Equipotential Bonding Systems 
  • Lighting Protection Systems 
  • Energy Monitoring Systems 
  • Testing & Commissioning of all Systems 
  • Handover Documentation and Systems Demonstrations