Complete cooling system for customer

Pharmaceutical factory got complete cooling system in a third of the time

Despite an extremely tight schedule, NIRAS succeeded in delivering a solid, state-of-the-art cooling system for a pharmaceutical factory. The system is a modular construction.

There was no time to spare when, in 2016, NIRAS was entrusted with the task of project designing and getting built a complete cooling system for a new factory in the pharmaceutical industry.

The customer had no process cooling for the factory. No cooling, no pharmaceutical production. 

Taking a third of the time spent on similar projects, NIRAS got the cooling system built for the factory, which was already designed and under construction when the project started. The system was delivered on time and on budget.

The project was in the hands of dedicated experts. NIRAS provided a detailed project design, tender documents, contracting, construction supervision, technical supervision, production and export of FAT and SAT protocols and handover procedure.

The customer had no process cooling for the factory. No cooling, no pharmaceutical production. So the customer wanted an advisor with in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical cooling technology, which could work quickly and efficiently. For one thing, this requires thorough knowledge of the many, strict requirements that govern pharmaceutical factories and extensive knowledge of cooling technology.

The plant was constructed in tough, industrial quality with a long service life. That means that refrigeration is always available in the factory. A new feature was that the facility was a modular construction and prioritised operational reliability and fire safety. The construction in small standard modules means that the customer can replace elements relatively quickly if it becomes necessary: for example, in the event of a crash or fire.

The idea for the modules came from NIRAS's own professional experts and meant a slightly higher total cost for the customer. But this was counterbalanced by the greater operational reliability, which is key for this type of factory. One advantage is that the individual elements are not custom built and overly complex. This makes for a sturdier industrial facility.

The tight schedule meant that the project, which might normally take up to 2.5 years, was completed in nine months. This was mainly the result of dedicated and determined effort.

The cooling facility has been in operation since 2017.