MSD Biotech, Ireland

Project Name

MSD Biotech, Ireland



Main Contractor:

PM Group/ Jacobs


PM Group/ Jacobs


Electrical and Mechanical Contracts in the CUB, Site-wide, MS & T and Warehouse Areas.


Life Sciences




Life Sciences


Electrical Services and Instrumentation, Mechanical Piping & HVAC Services, and Off-Site Manufacturing


Kirby was responsible for the installation of all electrical services at the new MSD facility CUB (Central Utilities Building), MS & T Lab, Warehouse, Fallow Fit-out and external locations.
The new facility plays a key role in the manufacture of biologics-based medicines.

Off-site fabrication was utilised on this project which ensured that the project was delivered on schedule and to the highest safety and quality standards.
The project dimensions encompassed 12,000m² taking all scopes into account with an average of 80 Kirby trades on site.


Kirby was responsible for the mechanical and electrical scope of works.

The electrical systems installed by Kirby included:

  • MV Distribution
  • LV Distribution
  • Generator
  • UPS
  • General and Emergency Lighting
  • General Service Power
  • Mechanical Plant Service Power
  • Fire Detection and Alarm
  • Access Control, Intruder and CCTV
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • Containment of Voice and Data Distribution
  • Lightning Protection
  • Impulse Tubing – Gas detection system

The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:

  • Chilled Water
  • Low Temperature Hot Water
  • Laboratory Gases
  • Smoke and Heat Exhaust Ventilation
  • Supply and Extract Ventilation Distribution
  • DWS
  • VRF Air Conditioning
  • Server Room Air Conditioning
  • Bioprocess Waste
  • CO2
  • Deionized Water
  • Humidification Water
  • Nitrogen
  • Oxygen
  • Process Air
  • Compressed Air
  • Instrument Air
  • Process Waste
  • RO Water
  • Steam
  • Soils and Wastes
  • Domestic Water Services
  • Plastic Exhaust
  • Stainless Exhaust

Installed plant items include MV/LV Switchgear, MV Cable, Generators, Air Handling Units, Parts Washer, Incubators, Run Around Coil, Fume Hoods, Clean Steam Generator, RO Skid, Autoclave, FCU’s, Tanks, Calorifier, Condensate Recovery Units, Extract Fans, Fire Dampers, Fire Damper Control Panel, VAV’s, Unit Heaters, Lab Gas Tap Ceiling Panels, Rainwater Downpipes – HDPE Pipe (Fusion Welded) / Vent Pipes – George Fischer (Fuseal).

The total project meterage consisted of:
• 360,000m of cable
• 18,000m of containment
• 150 no. of calibrations

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