Work included new buildings and services to support expansion of the fab floor. Also included new product freezers and associated ammonia system with instrumentation to support them. Also new processing equipment and loading docks. The new construction was attached to the existing building and had to be planned and executed in such a manner as to not compromise product safety and general GMP guidelines already in place. The logistics required us to work with and around plant personnel and administrative folks as well. We partnered with both the general contractor and the owner representatives regularly to coordinate needed tie ins to existing systems and discuss how to complete them safely, while protecting the processes already in production.
While continuing to work on the expansion we also maintained a presence on other plant upgrades within the plant: including new breakrooms, cooking vats, freezer rebuilds and pressure cook tanks. Our performed work was the electrical installation for both the shell and the equipment, telecommunication (including fiber), security (cameras and door access), control and instrumentation wiring.
A large portion of the equipment was designed off of partial drawings, when the equipment started to arrive it became necessary to change the power requirements and location of a some of the equipment. At that point the schedule had compressed and it required additional man power and other resources including part procurement and expediting. Coordination between trades was critical for all involved.