Saudi Vaccine and Biopharma-Pharmaceutical Center (SVBC) located in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requested EI Associates to provide Value Engineering Services for a bulk vaccine facility to reduce the total installed cost. EI Associates worked with SVBC to reduce the construction cost by nearly half while maintaining all of the production capacity and quality objectives.
On behalf of SVBC, EI Associates prepared comprehensive detailed design services for the entire facility including mechanical, architectural, structural, civil, electrical, process utility, fire protection, security and IT infrastructure for the entire grass roots plant. The design includes an economical HVAC system serving the numerous clean room and laboratory functions, as well as warehousing, office and support functions for SVBC in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The facility is designed to produce bulk vaccines and has a total floor area over four floors or approximately 50,000 sq. ft.
Numerous design features including sun shades, bris de soleril, and an efficient mechanical system designed to address the climate conditions in Saudi Arabia. The plant is constructed of native materials to the extent available locally including a concrete structural frame.