Ardmac adds two cleanroom installations in Ireland


Ardmac, a UK supplier of Dagard cleanroom systems, has completed one cleanroom and secured the contract to build another in Ireland.

The first has been a €32m, 10-month development at The Tyndall National Institute in Cork in partnership with Bowen and global construction management company, the PM Group, which acted as design team leader.

The cleanroom space is 700m², divided into 340m² of net cleanroom, 60m² of which is ISO 5 (Class 100), 280m² ISO 7 (Class 10,000) and 360m² in chases, material zone and gowning.

The Tyndall Institute was created in 2004 at the initiative of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and University College Cork (UCC). Originally a flour mill dating back to the 1780s, UCC bought Tyndall in 1976. It now focuses on photonics, electronics, materials and nanotechnologies and their applications for life sciences, communications, power electronics and other industries.

Ardmac has also secured the contract to design and build a new 300m² ISO 8 cleanroom for ProTek Medical in Co Sligo.

The project involves building an assembly facility served with a gown room, materials airlocks and anterooms using a fully flush modular system. A new mechanical plant and electrical system will control pressurisation, temperature and humidity, as well as the necessary power and controls.

ProTek Medical specialises in outsourcing production for large medical device companies. It provides an injection moulding and assembly service from initial concept to the final manufactured design. The cleanroom will provide facilities for the assembly of various components and will employ up to 45 people on a shift basis.

"This project incorporates a number of different Dagard cleanroom products, including a walk-on ceiling system, fully flush partition and door system with removable sections to allow for machine installation," said Dermot McKenna, regional director at Ardmac.

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Ardmac has exclusively supplied Dagard cleanroom systems in the UK and Ireland for more than 17 years.

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