Eirgen Pharma Facility Extension – Waterford

signage outside Eirgen Pharma in Waterford

Project Description

EirGen Pharma is a pharmaceutical company based in Waterford, Ireland. The company specialises in the development, registration and manufacture of high potency solid dose products for global markets. EirGen Pharma offers a unique range of pharmaceutical development services for new active substances, generics and upgrades of existing formulations.

This project involved a new state of the art GMP high containment facility, equipped to develop and manufacture solid dosage forms using innovative isolation technology to allow handling of high potency or moisture sensitive products in an environment which is safe to both the user and the product.

Our work on the expansion involved the fit-out of existing units adjacent to the current facility, internal modifications to the existing facility, and the construction of a new circulation corridor, 2-storey reception buildings and substation. The project also involved the upgrading of existing services and provision of new services where required.

Suir Engineering Ltd. were engaged by EirGen Pharma to carry out design and build of the facility expansion.

  • Project: EirGen Pharma Facility Extension
  • Value: €4 Million
  • Client: EirGen Pharma
  • Main Contractor: Suir Engineering Ltd

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

As main contractor Suir Engineering were responsible for the following:
  • Civil / Structural Services 
  • Electrical Services 
  • Instrumentation Services 
  • Mechanical Services 
  • Testing & Commissioning 

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Manufacturing Facility

Drone shot of complete external view at Johnson & Johnson

Project Description

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care is a world-leading healthcare corporation. Vistakon is continuously expanding its State-of-the-art manufacturing operation in Limerick, Ireland where it produces ACUVUE and other market-leading disposable contact lenses for the European and Asian market.

Suir Engineering have been on site in Johnson & Johnson Vision Care since 1996. Since then we have successfully completed electrical projects ranging in value from hundreds of thousands to multi millions.

West Pharmaceutical Products Expansion Waterford

3D drawing of West Pharmaceutical Products Expansion Waterford

West Pharmaceutical Products Ireland Limited is a manufacturer of components and systems for the packaging and delivery of injectable drugs as well as delivery systems components for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer projects industries. This development is a circa 28,500m2 pharmaceutical plant includes manufacturing for drug administration components and systems for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer products industries. Warehousing, administrative, technical and utility support functions will also be provided for within the building.

Suir Engineering were responsible for the complete mechanical installation works, which included taking the preliminary design created by Arup, developing this design with the client and the project team and producing a detailed design suitable for construction using BIM.

Formerly Genzyme (Sanofi Manufacturing Facility)

Electrical Power Main Point At Sanofi Manufacturing Facility

In May 2001, Genzyme Corporation announced the establishment of a new manufacturing facility on a 31 acre site in Waterford. Since then Sanofi has gone on to establish a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and is one of the largest employers in the South East.

Suir Engineering has been responsible for various electrical and mechanical projects in Sanofi since 2001, works carried out include: Electrical and mechanical installation works, which included high & medium voltage services, standby generator, UPS, general services, IT systems, security systems, protective services, mechanical control systems, LPHW, CHW, HVAC, water treatment systems, medical gasses, process cooling, BMS and environmental monitoring system.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd – Project Rock

Construction of Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd

The Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited (JPIL) development is on a 17.5 acre greenfield site located in Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon.  The development is a state-of-the-art pharmaceutical fill finish facility on a green site. Works were completed by 2016 with Jazz Pharmaceuticals investing approximately €45 – €50 million in construction, development and personnel costs to build and open the facility. It comprises of 5,150m2 of building floor space.

Suir Engineering was responsible for the complete electrical installation works, which included HV & MV services, standby generator, UPS, general services, IT systems, security systems, protective services, mechanical wiring, testing & commissioning.

IKEA Dublin

IKEA Dublin warehouse

Project Description

Ikea are a supplier of home furnishings with 315 stores in 27 countries.

This retail project was one of Irelands largest shop floors. The site was established on the old crushing yard footprint in Ballymun is approximately 90,000 m2.

  • Project: Ikea Retail Store Dublin
  • Value: €3,300,000
  • Client: Ikea Properties
  • Consultant: GDM Partnership
  • Architect: OMS Architects
  • Builder: RG Group

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

Suir Engineering’s electrical scope of work for this project includes items outlined below:
  • HV Services
  • MV Services
  • Standby Generator
  • UPS
  • General Service
  • Security Systems
  • IT Systems
  • Protective Services
  • Mechanical Wiring
  • Testing & Commissioning  

Bioware Ireland Fit Out, Galway

Main office space at Bioware galway fitted with electrics by suir engineering

Project Description

BioWare, a division of EA Games develops high quality console, PC and online role-playing games. The BioWare Ireland studio is a customer centre of excellence and network operations centre located in Galway, which will service Europe and North America.

This project consisted of the electrical and mechanical fit out of the existing industrial premises in Parkmore, Galway for BioWare Ireland Ltd, with associated car parking and site works. The gross floor area for this scheme was approx. 3,200 sq. m

  • Project: BioWare Mechanical & Electrical Design & Build Package
  • Value: €1,890,000
  • Client: BioWare Ireland Ltd.
  • Construction Manager: 4Front Contracts Management
  • Architect: OBM Architects

Bank of Ireland – Burlington Plaza

close up view of Bank of Ireland – Burlington Plaza

Project Description

This project involved the Electrical services installation for a fit-out Contract at Burlington Plaza 2. In total, the area of floors included within our scope of fit out work amounted to circa 7,000 m2.

The fit-out works included connecting to existing primary distribution services on each floor. The fire, security and access control systems were extended to cover to the fit-out areas.
A complete new lighting system was installed on each floor along with power and data to each desk. Power and data were run under the raised access floor and up through floor grommets into each desk.

A CAT 6A structured cabling system was installed throughout the building. Each level was cabled back to a local server room with the main comms room located on the ground floor being linked by fibre and multicore copper cables. The main comms room has fire suppression, water leak detection and UPS protection.

  • Project: BOI Fit Out Burlington Plaza 2
  • Value: € 3,015,000.00
  • Client: Bank of Ireland
  • Consultant: Bruce Shaw
  • Architect: Henry J Lyons & Partners
  • Builder: Bennetts Construction
  • QS: Homan O’Brien

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

Suir Engineering’s electrical scope of work for this project includes items outlined below:
  • Modifications to existing power supply to building.
  • Provision and Installation of a sub-main LT Switchboard.
  • Provision and Installation of full standby generator sets.
  • Provision and Installation of UPS Units.
  • Provision and Installation of sub distribution centres.
  • Provision and Installation of cable containment within ceiling voids.
  • Provision and Installation of underfloor busbar power module.
  • Provision and Installation of lighting wiring installation.
  • Provision and Installation of lighting management / air conditioning control systems.
  • Provision and Installation  of luminaries & emergency lighting systems.
  • Provision and Installation of Audio Visual Facilities.
  • Provision and Installation of Fire Alarm System.
  • Provision and Installation of mechanical plant and BMS points wiring installations.
  • Access Control, CCTV and Intruder Alarm Security Systems.
  • Provision of small power and general services outlets.
  • Provision of wiring to specialist ventilation and fire suppression systems.
  • Bonding of raised access floor.
  • Complete testing and commissioning of all installations.
  • Voice, Data & Security systems 

UPMC Beacon Hospital

Inside UPMC Beacon Hospital entrance area

Project Description

Beacon Hospital was the first privately funded hospital to be built in Dublin in 22 years, built in conjunction with John Hopkins International and Triad hospitals. The 238,000 sq ft, nine-floor Beacon Hospital, provides world-class acute care services, including heart surgery, neuro-surgery, and emergency medicine services. There is also an oncology day treatment centre along with therapeutic radiography services. Total construction value was approximately €183,000,000.

UPMC Beacon Hospital is operated by UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).The hospital combines the best in Irish and US healthcare. As the showcase site for General Electric in Europe, it has the most up to date radiology systems, including MRI, CT scanner with cardiac capabilities, CT Sim, and PET/CT.

It also features digital radiology suites with advanced mammography, nuclear medicine, and ultrasound, as well as angiography suites and lab with advanced single- plane and bi-plane systems and flouroscopy. Treatment facilities in UPMC Beacon include 8 operating theatres with dedicated rooms for neurosurgery, urology, cardiac, general, orthopaedic and ophthalmic surgery.

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

Suir Engineering’s electrical scope of work for this project includes items outlined below:
  • HV & MV Services
  • Standby Generator
  • UPS
  • General Services
  • Electrical Installation
  • Medical Gas
  • IT Systems 
  • Security Systems including nurse call & staff alert systems
  • Protective Services