Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK

Project Name

Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK


Thermo Fisher Scientific

Main Contractor:



PM Group


Thermo Fisher Scientific GM


Basingstoke, England




Life Sciences


Electrical Services and Instrumentation and Mechanical Piping & HVAC Services


Kirby was appointed to complete the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation scope of works for a new peptones plant, an expansion project with significant investment which incorporates an innovative and efficient autonomous state-of-the-art facility in Basingstoke, UK.

The Kirby BIM team provided a pinpoint accurate BIM model to facilitate the offsite prefabrication.

Kirby undertook multiple large and complex lifting operations including a bespoke 4 tier stainless steel spray dryer system.


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

The electrical systems installed by Kirby included:

  • MV Distribution
  • LV Distribution
  • UPS
  • General & Emergency Lighting
  • General Service Power
  • Mechanical Plant Service Power
  • Fire Detection & Alarm
  • Access Control, Intruder & CCTV
  • Earthing & Bonding
  • Lightning Protection
  • Impulse Tubing
  • SCS
  • DCS
  • Profibus
  • Scada

The mechanical systems installed by Kirby included:

  • Chilled Water
  • Low Temperature Hot Water
  • Smoke & Heat Exhaust Ventilation
  • Supply & Extract Ventilation Distribution
  • Fire Suppression
  • DWS
  • Leak Detection
  • BMS
  • Steam
  • Gas
  • Process Waste
  • Soils & Wastes
  • Bioprocess Waste
  • Clean In Place (CIP)
  • Clean Steam
  • Process Air
  • Process Water
  • RO Water
  • Vacuum
  • Hot Process Water
  • Compressed Air
  • Instrument Air
  • Intermediate Product

Installed equipment and plant items included 1 nr. Transformer, 1 nr. UPS & Distribution Board, 1 nr. LV Board, 2 x MCC, 1 x MCB Board, 14 nr. Steel Process Valve Manifolds, 2 nr. Chillers, 3 nr. Air Handling Units, 2 nr. Buffer Vessels, 4 nr. Utility Pumps, 1 nr. Goods Lift (1000kg Capacity), 10 nr. Condensate Recovery Units and 2 nr. Heat Exchangers.

The total project meterage included 84,000m of cable, 3,400m of containment, 11,350m of pipework, 1,700 instruments and loops and 17 nr. I/O.

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