East Coast Bakehouse was founded with the objective of commencing biscuit manufacturing In Ireland following the closure of Irish operations of other well known brands. The company decided on locating in Drogheda utilising the shell of an existing factory which required complete fit-out of mechanical and electrical services.
Callaghan Engineering initially undertook a Front End Study to develop the scope of works, budget and schedule to deliver the services needed to get the manufacturing process up and running. Interaction with the main equipment suppliers was a key activity during this phase in order to develop general arrangements for the process equipment layout and the required services distribution.
Following the FES, Callaghan Engineering developed the detailed design for the electrical distribution system, lighting and security systems for the facility. Since East Coast Bakehouse is a start-up company, conservation of capital until the facility begins to produce product and generate profit was a key design objective.
Callaghan Engineering delivered a design that was not only functional and cost effective but also modular and flexible in order to achieve the clients objectives for capital expenditure in the commencement phase.
The Teeling Whiskey Company are opening the first new distillery to be built in Dublin in over 100 years. Specialist packages for the pot stills, lauter tun and grain handling were procured from vendors in Italy, Germany and Ireland by the client. Callaghan Engineering designed the balance of all the process, mechanical and electrical systems for both the distillery and also the visitor centre. Major items of equipment included steam boiler, cooling tower, air compressor and heat exchangers. The distillery required a significant amount of piping design and co-ordination.
Callaghan Engineering managed liaison and application with the utility companies for both gas and electricity. We also chaired the HAZOP review for the facility.
O’Brien’s are manufacturers of traditional cooked hams and other meat products and have decided to embark on a doubling in size of their facility in Timahoe, Co. Kildare. The existing site had seen several expansions over the years and the new extension would significantly change the site layout again. In order to make this happen the existing boiler, substation, generator, gas pad and oil tanks required relocation without impact to plant operations. The main plant M&E systems included, mains water, well water, hot water distribution systems, fire water, air handling, vacuum systems, compressed air, power distribution, fire alarm, emergency lighting, security systems, etc.
Integrating client’s production equipment formed part of the scope as well as working with the refrigeration contractor to deliver an overall solution that meets the high standards expected by the downstream customers. The project also includes refurbishments within the existing plant to be completed when the extended facility is up and running.