Life Sciences

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

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.

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Featured Case Study

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

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Value: €25m

Sectors: Life Sciences

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

MSD Biotech, Ireland

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






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