Takeda (Formerly Shire)

Group photo of the Suir team at the Takeda project

Project Description: A new biologics manufacturing facility in Piercetown, Co. Meath for Takeda (formerly Shire) consisting of a Manufacturing Facility incorporating both Central Utility Building and Production building, Combined Laboratory, Administrative and Cafeteria Building and Warehouse. Site Security Building and Fire water pump house, Drum Store, Waste Management / Storage, ESB/Takeda MV Building and External Electrical Tank Farm Building.

Suir Engineering were responsible for the electrical & instrumentation scope of works including:

MV Distribution & Cabling Installation​, LV Main Distribution & cabling Installation​, Underground cable installation​, Cable Ladder Rack & Tray systems​, Conduit & Trunking Systems​, Electrical Equipment Installation​, Busbar Connections​, 400V Standby Diesel Generators​, Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Installation​, 400V UPS System​, 400V Panelboards​, Motor Control Centres​, I&C Systems​, Electrical scope for building & process automation systems​, Electrical scope for cleanroom​, Lighting System​, Emergency Lighting System​, General Services​, Fire Alarm Detection System & Voice Evacuation System​, Life Safety Systems​, X Ray Detection System​, Lightning Protection​, Security Systems​, Voice and Data​, Earthing & Bonding​ and Testing & Commissioning

MSD Biotech Swords Facility Expansion

Project Description

MSD Swords facility was established in 1990 and now employs over 600 people. The main activities on site relate to the manufacture of a range of women’s health products specifically in the areas of fertility and contraception. The site has also been selected to manufacture a range of new products which are expected to be launched in the next 2 years.

The new MSD Biotech Dublin project will consist of the following buildings:

  • New Warehouse Building.
  • New QC Labs.
  • New Central Utilities Building (CUB) to be built within the footprint of the existing Production Building.
  • New BDS Building to be built within the footprint of the existing Material Handling Facility.
  • Admin Building (Existing Office and Canteen Building).
  • Ancillary buildings and areas such as MV Building, Waste Water Treatment etc.

Suir Engineering Scope of Work

Suir Engineering are responsible for the supply, install, test and commission of the following:

  • Medium Voltage Cabling
  • Low Voltage Cabling
  • Low Voltage Distribution
  • General Services & Power
  • Lighting and Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Alarm
  • CCTV System
  • Security & Access Control
  • Electrical Containment
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • Lightning Protection
  • ESB Substation – Lighting Power & FA System supply installed into Substation
  • Enabling package
  • Strip out of existing services

BMS CUB, Warehousing & Site Wide Utilities

Bristol-Myers Squibb in a global Biopharma company focused on it’s mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. BMS operates one of its two bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturing sites in Ireland at Cruiserath. This existing facility is a flexible multifunctional, automated bulk pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. In order to ensure adequate supply to the market of current & future products, BMS  decided to expand the manufacturing capabilities of its Biologics network at the Cruiserath site in Dublin.

Suir Engineering carried out the complete electrical installation to the following buildings:

  • A two storey Combined Utility Building 12 meters high, 3,508 sqm with 3 no. boiler stacks sized 25 meters high. Demolition of existing solvent tank farm/solvent recovery to support new build.
  • A single storey extension to the existing Warehouse Building 14.9 meters height, 2,343 sqm including the demolition of an existing drum stores sized 1,520 sqm
  • A single storey extension to the existing Electrical Building 8.3 meters high, sized 285 sqm and full upgrade of the site Power Distribution Network.
  • A Single storey Security Building 5 Meters High, 55 sqm
  • Upgrade of the existing Waste Water Treatment Plant and Waste Management
  • Site Wide MV Upgrade

Suir Engineering are responsible for the supply & Installation of the MV Power distribution system, Standby Power System, LV Power distribution System, Variable Frequence Drives (VFD), Cable Containment Systems, Earthing and Lightning Protection systems, Lighting and Small Power Systems, Emergency Lighting Systems, Site Lighting, UPS Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, Security Systems, Audio Visual Systems, Modifications to existing switchgear, Modifications to existing waste water treatment and Waste Water Treatment system.

Alexion BDS Facility

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has developed a new 13,100 sqm laboratories, office, packaging and warehouse facility on a 41 acre greenfield site at College Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin that serves as a Centre of Excellence for the Company’s Global Supply Chain and Quality operations in Ireland. It is the company’s first biologics manufacturing facility outside of the United Sates. 

Suir Engineering’s Scope of Work included the supply and installation of the Power & General Services, Lighing, Earthing & Bonding, Cable Containment, Security, FA, Information Systems, Power Distribution & Mains Equipment, assembly of system packs, Testing & Commissioning.

Suir Engineering were responsible for surveying all relevant work areas, drawings,specifications, schedules, 3-D Models and any other documentation issued as part of the tender and construction package.It was theresponsibility of the E&I Contractor to provide all materials necessary for each of the electrical systems to fulfil the client  requirements .Suir Engineering also co-ordinated with the Mechanical and civil contractors on a daily basis and completed daily work place planning meetings to resolve any clashes if applicable and agreed system of works, ie working from the top down.

Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication Facility

Semiconductor Wafer Fabrication machine

The Leixlip campus in Kildare  is home to a semiconductor wafer fabrication facility which produces latest generation silicon microprocessors that are at the heart of a variety of platforms and technology advancements which are essential to the way we learn, live and work today.

Suir Engineering has been working on this site carrying out electrical and mechanical services ranging in value from hundreds of thousands to muti million projects over the past 10 years.

The scope of our mechanical and electrical works includes the electrical, mechanical and process services provided to the  Fabrication Facility. This also includes High Voltage and Medium Voltage installations. Our design is prepared by utilizing a BIM model , which generates a 3D view of all services associated with the facility, and then integrates it into a federated model of the complete building, ensuring all services throughout are fully co-ordinated.


Pfizer Grangecastle

water for injection system inside Pfizer Grangecastle

Pfizer Grange Castle Biotech Plant is Pfizer’s largest single investment (€1.8 billion) in Ireland. Its buildings extend to more than one million square feet and is one of the largest integrated biotechnology plants in the world. Construction of this plant commenced in 2000.

Since opening in 2005, it has evolved into a highly specialised site for manufacturing, testing and developing medicines for patients around the world. Grange Castle has significant development operations, and benefitted from a major expansion of its development facility in 2007. This facility houses state-of-the-art pilot-plant, laboratories and equipment for the development of processes for production of many different types of biological drugs, including proteins and vaccines.

Suir Engineering has been on site since 2000 responsible for electrical installation works, which include HV & MV services, standby generator, UPS, general services, IT systems, security systems, protective services, mechanical wiring, testing & commissioning.

Bausch & Lomb

Bausch & Lomb building

Suir Engineering has carried out many electrical and mechanical projects for Bausch & Lomb over the years. Our most recent project is the Film Capacity Expansion (FCE) Area 8 and is a 2-storey extension to the existing Bausch + Lomb Ireland facility. This will increase manufacturing capacity and includes for new production, packaging & laboratory facilities, offices & staff accommodation.

The development also includes for new delivery facilities, loading docks and marshalling yards, with associated ancillary areas, storage and minor internal modifications. Also provided are a 3-storey plant room extension and roof top plant and proposed relocation of existing security office and new entrance gate. It is the intention that this building achieve LEED certification.

Eirgen Pharma Facility Extension – Waterford

signage outside Eirgen Pharma in Waterford

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.

As main contractor Suir Engineering were responsible for the following: civil/structural services, electrical & instrumentation services, mechanical services and testing & commissioning.

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

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Manufacturing Facility

Drone shot of complete external view at Johnson & Johnson

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.