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Alexion Pharmaceuticals BDS, CUB & Warehouse, Ireland

Alexion Pharmaceuticals BDS, CUB & Warehouse, Ireland

    • CLIENT:
    • Alexion Pharmaceuticals
    • PM Group
    • PM Group
    • PROJECT:
    • Alexion BDS, CUB and Warehouse
    • VALUE:
    • €16.5m
    • SECTOR:
    • Life Sciences
    • Dublin, Ireland


Alexion, a global biopharmaceuticals company, has made a significant investment to build a bulk biological manufacturing facility in Dublin, which was its first biologics manufacturing facility outside the United States.

Kirby was responsible for the installation of HVAC services in the bulk drug substance building (BDS) and central utilities building (CUB), mechanical and HVAC installation in warehouse buildings and installation of BMS instruments; as well as complete installation and commissioning of electrical and instrumentation works at the CUB, warehouse buildings and all the external systems.


The electrical and instrumentation services installed by Kirby included:

• MV Distribution
• LV Distribution
• Generator
• General and Emergency Lighting
• General Service Power
• Mechanical Plant Service Power
• Fire Detection and Alarm
• Access Control, Intruder and CCTV
• Earthing and Bonding
• Voice and Data Distribution
• Lightning Protection
• Impulse Tubing
• Profibus

The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:

• Chilled Water
• Low Temperature Hot Water
• Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation
• Supply &and Extract Ventilation Distribution
• VRF Air Conditioning
• Water for Injection (WFI)
• Instrument Air
• Stainless Exhaust
• Phenolic Duct

Installed plant items included MV Switchgear and cable, LV Switchgear, UPS Systems, Instrumentation, 5 no. LAF booths, 41 no. AHU’s, CRAC units and extract fans.

The total project meterage consisted of 241,000m of cable, 6,000m of containment, 1,600 no. instruments, 1,000 no. loops,300 no. calibrations, 5,000m of impulse piping, 1,000 no. I/O points, 1,100m of black utilities pipework, 300m of plastic piping, 400m of clean utilities pipework and 36,200m² of ductwork.