Bristol-Myers Squibb, Devens Cryogenics Facility Renovation

  • Project Type:Pharmaceutical Renovation
  • Owner:Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Location:Devens, Massachusetts
  • Architect/Engineer:Parsons
  • Project Dates:Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

For this 12,000+ sq. ft. project, DCBA repurposed an underutilized chemical storage building into a secure, standalone cryogenic facility that could hold approximately 10,000 liters of drug substance at -40° C while maintaining N+1 redundancy for all process equipment and 100% redundancy for all mechanical utilities. In addition, DCBA created new Class 1 Division 2 hazardous raw material storage facility, new cold rooms, and a new office space in an adjacent building. This project required the installation of numerous owner supplied specialty equipment and process piping that met the requirements for drug fabrication and production. This undertaking was made even more challenging by the fact that all of the buildings DCBA worked on were tied into the Central Utility Building (CUB), which could not have its services disrupted at any time.