Pharma Southport Upgrade

A major pharma site has undergone a complete refit to suit the new synthesis process for their pharmaceuticals production.

Our role grew from initially being engaged to complete the HA classification for the site to then using this detailed knowledge about the site to fulfill a coordination role for all HA compliance activities throughout the design, installation and commissioning. This included recompiling the existing HA dossier and removing redundant equipment as well as overseeing the periodic re-inspection of existing equipment that remained from the existing process.

BRS Responsibilities

  • Hazardous Area Classification
  • Engineering Advocacy for EEHA works
  • Site Commissioning support
  • Hazardous Area Auditing
This also meant working with several international OEMs, who supplied specialist laboratory equipment required for the synthesis processes, to ensure that final installed equipment met local legislation and standards.

BRS ultimately took on responsibility for the HA design and compliance across the entire site. This meant coordinating between the principal builder and up to ten different sub-contractors, international suppliers of specialist equipment, site operations and safety stakeholders and the process designers to ensure that all HA compliance activities were completed and reflected in the final HA dossier.

The construction of the site ran for over six months and BRS was able to provide support to the operations staff and building contractor to minimise the hold-ups related to HA compliance activities.