The large-scale biotech production plant consists of:
- Fermentation units for the propagation of micro-organisms or cell cultures
- A recovery section in which the material is cleaned of impurities and concentrated
- Analytical laboratory units
- Central utility systems
The plant includes highly sophisticated vessel and pipeline design in order to meet aseptic criteria. The production areas contain clean-in-place units that allow all the vessels and pipes to be cleaned automatically using solutions of caustic acid, and then rinsed with pure water.
The engineering, procurement, and construction of the biotech production plant involved over 500,000 work hours. Close cooperation between Fluor and the Client allowed start-up of the plant exactly two years after the project conception. Timesaving construction techniques, such as the use of prefabricated reinforced concrete shell, also contributed to the project's rapid completion.