Wuxi Biologics Aerial photograph showing the large industrial-like building

Wuxi Biologics (Ireland)

Location: Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland
System Standard: EN 62305
Client: PJ Hegarthy & Sons
Duration: 9-12 months
Scope of Works: Design, supply, installation and commissioning of the lightning protection system across the pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.

Project Introduction:

LPI Group were commissioned by PJ Hegarthy & Sons to provide the turnkey delivery of the external lightning protection system to Wuxi Biologics, located in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.

The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is one of the first and largest greenfield pharmaceutical projects by a Chinese company in Ireland, built on a 26ha greenfield site owned by Ireland’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) in Mullagharlin, Dundalk.

The pharmaceutical facility features single-use bioreactors for commercial biomanufacturing, as well as next-generation processing technology. Furthermore, the facility holds 48,000l fed-batch bioreactors and 6,000l perfusion bioreactors, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturing plants equipped with disposable bioreactors.

Through close collaboration with PJ Hegarthy & Sons, LPI Group have designed, supplied, and installed and commissioned our high-performance external lightning protection system to the facility. This guarantees system code compliance and complete lightning protection to the pharmaceutical manufacturing campus, its equipment and most importantly, personnel at the state-of-the-art pharmaceutical facility.

LPI Group are progressing works with the end client and are delighted to announce we have been appointed the lightning and earthing protection package for Phase 2 of the development. Stay tuned for further updates in due course.