ETDE wins contract for nanotechnology research facilities
ETDE is the global energy and services division of Bouygues Construction, with offices across the UK
Following successful Service & Maintenance and Energy Performance projects, ETDE has been awarded a Design Consulting study to develop new critical facilities as part of a Site Master Planning assignment to create leasable controlled environments for government funded NanoTech research and development.
The consultancy project involves the creation and development of clean areas to function as part of innovative business incubation suites, comprising review, rationalisation and improvement of existing facilities and services. The clean areas will comprise of a range of wafer fabrication processing equipment including wet processing areas, mask aligner, photolithography, scanning electron microscope, metrology, ebeam, testing, minifabrooms/areas, test rooms and Research and Development Labs for multiuser workflow.
The clean areas will be comprise of Class 100, Class 1000 and Class 10,000 areas (at rest) designed and constructed for maximum flexibility with the lowest possible operational running costs.
ETDE’s in house engineering and process architects will work with the end user to optimise the spatial design of the clean areas and workspace planning, through integration of the wafer fab processing equipment integrating seamlessly the equipment, facilities and services.
The project will also include liaison with the Building Control and Planning Authorities following detailed review and assessment of existing buildings and structures to ensure compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations, which came into force in September 2011.
ETDE is the global energy and services division of Bouygues Construction, worldwide giant in design and construction. Its specific capabilities within the UK extend from Infrastructure, Specialist design and build contracting for high tech facilities through to property and facility management.