Caverion has recently handed over an ISO Class 4 certified cleanroom to semiconductor manufacturer Nexperia Germany for its Hamburg production facility. The existing cleanroom has been expanded by 700 sqm.
Nexperia is a global electronics company headquartered in the Netherlands. With increasing digitalisation, the demand for semiconductors has grown strongly, and with it the need for cleanroom space. With more than 1,600 employees, Nexperia in Hamburg produces annually more than 100 billion components, which are needed in every electronic system worldwide. Caverion's know-how helps to keep Nexperia's production up to the latest standards.
Achim Kempe, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Nexperia, explained: "We have been producing semiconductors here at the Hamburg-Lokstedt site in for over 70 years and have continuously modernised it. To achieve our ambitious growth targets, we are pleased to have reliable partners like Caverion, with whom we have a long-standing collaboration."
Extremely high hygiene and safety standards
Caverion was responsible for the overall implementation of the cleanroom, including the technical disciplines of refrigeration, ventilation, heating and steam connections as well as the automation of the filter fan units.
This project required very specific cleanroom expertise
- Manfred Simmet, Head of Caverion Division Germany
Caverion experts have set up systems for processing around 50,000 cubic metres of outside air, installed around 330 filter fan units including coolers, and around 120 sprinkler heads. In addition, they installed the wall and ceiling systems, including the necessary steel construction work and concluded the project with the final commissioning and validation of all technical components, wall and ceiling modules.
"This project required very specific cleanroom expertise to fulfil the highly regulated hygiene and safety requirements," explained Manfred Simmet, Head of Caverion Division Germany. “We are proud of our in-house cleanroom team which has a proven track record of many successful cleanroom implementations for even the highest ISO level."