Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it received a contract from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to provide architectural and engineering services for a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, County Dublin, Ireland.
The facility is being designed to produce multiple therapies for the company’s robust and growing portfolio of approved and investigational biologic medicines, and to increase Bristol-Myers Squibb’s biologics manufacturing capacity. The new facility is expected to include multiple large scale bioreactors, a purification area, as well as office and laboratory space. Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Board of Directors has approved initial funding that will support the first phase of the project, with the full cost of the facility expected to be finalized in the second half of 2015.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Chris Nagel stated, “With more than 40 years of experience and a proven track record of success in executing pharmaceutical projects in Ireland, we are uniquely positioned to work with Bristol-Myers Squibb on this project. We look forward to meeting their project delivery needs and further developing our relationship.”
The facility is estimated to be operational in 2019.
Jacobs, one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services, consistently delivers award-winning pharmaceutical and biotechnology projects worldwide.