Pfizer Lightspeed

Life sciences
Kildare, Ireland

Working 24/7 for 12 weeks, Leo Lynch helped Pfizer deliver a new flagship facility for the production of critical COVID-19 vaccination tablets. 

  • Main Contractor
  • Engineering

Project details

Exceptionally aggressive six-month fast-track project to support Pfizer in the fight against COVID-19

Project Lightspeed was a key project for Pfizer in the fight against COVID-19.  The facility produces COVID vaccination tablets, which can be stored at ambient temperatures for several weeks. Unlike injectable vaccines, they do not require specialist refrigeration.

“Lightspeed” was carried out as a fast-track project, with an exceptionally aggressive 6-month program. Construction ran 24/7 for a 12-week period. Leo Lynch worked with the design team early on to allow for installation of main piping runs. The facility was built as an extension of an existing cleanroom. This required detailed planning with production to ensure existing facility operations were not affected. The new cleanroom includes over 2,500 meters of process pipework in an existing plantroom. An external structure was built to house the dust collection equipment. Leo Lynch designed the project using BIM (LOD 400) with QAQC documentation located to our central EIDA platform.

List of services delivered:

  • Process
  • Mechanical
  • HVAC
  • Lift & Shift
  • Off site manufacturing

List of utilities delivered:

  • Compressed air 
  • Clean air
  • Steam & Condensate 
  • Process water 
  • LPHW 
  • Chilled water 
  • Process vents & drains 
  • Safety showers 
  • Purified water 
  • HVAC Systems

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