Kilkenny engineering company shortlisted for ‘Innovation of the Year’
29 September 2015
Kilkenny company Prochem Engineering has been shortlisted for one of the top honours in the pharmaceutical industry. The engineering consultancy firm is in the running for the ‘Innovation of the Year’ accolade that will be announced at next month’s Pharma Industry Awards 2015.
Prochem has been shortlisted for the award as a result of its inventive and determined approach to the design and delivery of The Equilibration Warehouse, a close control, high temperature and relative humidity storage facility on behalf of its client, Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd.
The Equilibration Warehouse project, conceived and implemented by Prochem, saw the successful application of a new and alternative ventilation design to that of the existing equilibration facility. By reducing the energy consumption requirements per pallet space by as much as 80 per cent, the end result has allowed Teva to significantly scale up its warehousing operations without increasing energy costs.
Prochem brought a 15-strong team to the project, all of whom have significant pharmaceutical engineering experience. It was led by Kevin Lynch, Prochem director of building services engineering with significant support from Mark Campion as senior building services engineer.
“We are very proud of The Equilibration Warehouse project we delivered for our client, Teva. We apply best practice to all client work but it’s very rewarding to have this acknowledged publicly by an awards initiative as prestigious as the Irish pharmas. It is also gratifying that, of all the projects and companies nominated across all award categories, Prochem is the only engineering consultancy company considered, which is a testament to the expertise of our team in Kilkenny and the value placed on them by our industry,” said Donal Higgins, managing director, Prochem Engineering.
Prochem was established in 1995 to service the process engineering needs of the southeast and is recognised as one of the leading multi-disciplinary engineering consultancies in Ireland. The company offers chemical, process, building services, mechanical, electrical and automation expertise and services to the life sciences, industrial, ICT and food sectors.
The company employs 70 people, 25 of whom are based at the its headquarters at Danville Business Park, Kilkenny.
The Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish pharmaceutical sector. They include researchers, marketing strategists, process and formulation engineers, from campus start-ups to the biggest names in the pharmaceutical industry. This year’s ceremony will take place in Dublin on October 22, 2015.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2015/09/29/kilkenny-engineering-company-shortlisted-for-innovation-of-the-year/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Prochem-1024x683.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Prochem-300x300.jpgNewsconsultancy,innovation,Kilkenny,pharma