Centocor Biopharma Cork WWTP – DBO Project
The contract consists of Design Build and Operate a Wastewater Treatment plant designed to cater domestic and manufacturing wastewater flows. The works were carried out on a live pharmaceutical site in Cork.
The contract consists of Design Build and Operate of a Wastewater Treatment plant designed to cater domestic and manufacturing wastewater flows. Plant inlet consists of balancing tanks with emergency dump facility. A full pH correction system and temperature control facility is incorporated. Activated sludge reactors followed by MBR plant, with necessary carbon and nutrient dosing stations. Sludge plant consisting of thickening, holding and chamber press installation with sludge cake stabilisation
Civil Engineering Works:
As the main civils contractor, we had to clear approximately 25 acres of ground and break out approximately 200,000 tons of rock to provide a level platform for the proposed buildings, access roads and car park. Once the muck shift was completed CCL had to install all associated services inclusive of water mains, fire mains, ducting, FPR pipeworks, foul and surface water sewers. Whilst the service installation works were ongoing we were excavating and casting mass pad foundations which contained the holding down bolt assemblies for all buildings including the Administration, Manufacturing, Process and Storage. CCL was responsible for all internal services and backfilling up to the underside of the mass ground slabs. Once the internal and external service laying was complete we installed all roads inclusive of a car park.
Coffey construction was responsible for all the M&E works on the site including all the pipe installation including both stainless steel and also PVC.
Due to the nature of the waste that was being treated on the plant, there were a variety of different types of tanks on the contract. There were precast tanks, stainless steel and PVC tanks on the site. With all the tanks installed a reinforced concrete plinth had to be installed for the tank to sit on and several of the tanks had concrete bund tanks built around them, to catch the spill should there be a leak.