At Kirby, we are committed to delivering value to our clients through innovation, collaboration and our ‘can do’ problem solving attitude. The Kirby Way involves early engagement, understanding our client needs, building high-performing teams and supporting our clients through every stage of the project. Partnering with Kirby will deliver the right solution for your industry.
Within the Data Centre sector, Kirby provides full mechanical and electrical contracting services as well as specialist high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) design and construction services, delivered by an experienced in-house team of professional engineers, construction and commissioning teams. We have a thorough understanding of the grid and has the capability and expertise to connect data centre infrastructure, requiring high capacity power, directly to the grid.
Kirby has significant experience and capability in successfully delivering hyperscale, colocation and enterprise data centre projects, and is currently working with four largest global hyperscale clients as well as world’s leading colocation providers.
We deliver real added value through our off-site manufacturing techniques and digital construction expertise, which prioritises efficiency and enables seamless coordination across all aspects of construction.
Our in-house resilience-testing, commissioning and systems turnover expertise successfully sequences integrated system testing with final handover. Early development of system-based project schedules, commissioning and turnover plans, and the establishment of system turnover dates to support those plans, ensures that we deliver safe and best-in-class facilities on time and within budget.
We work with our international clients using a variety of ASHRAE-based design philosophies to deliver sector-leading PUE performance. Our best mission-critical teams and our unique approach ensures collaboration between the pre-construction, construction and commissioning teams, which brings continuity throughout the project from concept through to commissioning and final handover.
The pharmaceutical industry operates to the most exacting international standards of quality and technical excellence. These global organisations operate highly serviced production and research installations, and require complex engineering services solutions. Over the last 30 years we have established a strong client base among the leading biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies, including Abbott, Alexion, Allergan, Astellas, Janssen, Mallinckrodt and MSD, amongst others.
Kirby works closely as a project partner with our pharmaceutical clients to deliver solutions to ensure that production and process facilities operate to optimum efficiency with close monitoring of process variables. We provide electrical and instrumentation services, specialist installations for HVAC and associated pipework in addition to providing power solutions for the HV/MV requirements of large manufacturing plants.
Modern industrial and manufacturing plants are capital intensive assets, which rely on complex engineering services installations. Production lines and processes are dependent on a large number of variables, which must be measured and controlled continuously to achieve specific targets in quality, output, and efficiency. As process lines have become highly sophisticated, it has become essential that engineering services contractors provide the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure highest level of installation, which enables efficient and uninterrupted production.
Kirby has over 55 years’ experience of working on industrial and manufacturing plants with a blue-chip client base of multinational organisations. Our experience in delivering multi-disciplinary services solutions includes medical devices, semi-conductors, telecommunications and heavy industry.
Kirby has significant experience in the delivery of commercial projects, new office builds, refurbishments and specialised fit-out contracts to its wide and varied portfolio of national and international blue-chip clients.
The commercial services provided by Kirby include electrical and mechanical installations, ICT and data centre fit-out services. Kirby are highly experienced in delivering Grade A office space and carrying out CAT A & B fit-outs to high level bespoke specifications and finishes.
Kirby is experienced in delivering projects to the highest LEED and BREEAM performance ratings to ensure buildings operate efficiently with a low operational cost.
Substations and Renewables
Kirby is a market leader in delivering Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) projects, providing High Voltage / Medium Voltage (HV/MV) design & build services, of both, AIS & GIS systems, up to 400kV to DNOs, TSOs, the renewables sector and large industry facilities requiring high capacity power.
Our T&D teams have also got substantial experience in delivering high-profile HVDC interconnector projects in Ireland and the UK. With an increasing focus on maximising the renewable energy utilisation, we are also embracing and have delivered numerous battery energy storage systems (BESS) projects, which are based on a green technology that eliminates electricity waste and enables excess renewable power to be stored and utilised when it’s required.
Our services are delivered by an experienced in-house team of professional engineers, construction and commissioning teams, including internal SAPs approved to operate HV/MV systems.
Our scope of work focuses on electrical and civil Balance of Plant contracts. We have in-depth expertise and experience in the design & build of new contestable and non-contestable substations, as well as the refurbishment of existing substation in live environments. Kirby has successfully delivered contestable HV/MV substation projects for ESB Networks, EirGrid, Scottish Power, large industry facilities and wind developers, connecting over 2GW of renewable energy to the grid in the UK and Ireland.
We are fully accredited with Lloyds NERS, Achilles UVDB and Achilles Sellicha; we are representatives of various country-specific Wind Energy Associations and regularly contribute to industry discussion papers as a leading T&D focused contractor.