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Slane Castle Distillery, Ireland

Slane Castle Distillery, Ireland

    • CLIENT:
    • Brown Forman
    • Duggan Brothers
    • Pro Cad / WEW / EE
    • PROJECT:
    • Slane Castle Distillery
    • VALUE:
    • €11m
    • SECTOR:
    • Industrial Manufacturing
    • Meath, Ireland


Brown Forman invested €44m in Slane Castle, County Meath. The investment included the construction of a new distillery, co-products building and visitors centre.

Kirby was responsible for installation and commissioning of mechanical and electrical services within the distillery, co-products building and the visitors centre.

Kirby implemented Building Information Modelling in order to successfully integrate all elements of design across services and ensure high quality installation.


Kirby was responsible for the installation and commissioning of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation services.

The electrical and instrumentation systems 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
• Profbus
• Scada

The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:

• Cooling Water
• Low Temperature Hot Water
• Compressed Air
• Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation
• Supply and Extract Ventilation Distribution
• Under Floor Heating
• VRF Air Conditioning
• Leak Detection
• Server Room Air Conditioning
• Rain Water Harvesting
• Clean In Place
• Clean Steam
• CO2
• Process Air
• Process Waste
• Process Water
• RO Water
• Compressed Air
• Instrument Air
• Product Lines
• Spirit Line
• Chilled Water
• Steam
• Gas
• Process Waste
• Soils and Waste
• Domestic Water Services
• Stainless Exhaust

Installed plant items included pot stills, washbacks, stainless steel vessel, spirit receiver, MV/LV boards, generator, boilers, pumps, water treatment plant, BMS panels, UFH, air conditioning, extract fans, compressors.

The total project meterage included 131,716m of cable, 4,300m of containment, 705 no. instruments, 618 no. loops, 258 no. calibrations, 37m impulse piping, 815 no. of I/O points, 1,200m of black utilities pipework, 180m of plastic pipework, 1,111m of copper pipework, 3,600m of clean utilities pipework and 400m² of ductwork.