Bilfinger modifies plants for Corona vaccine production

February 09, 2021

  • Delivery and assembly of systems, valves and piping
  • Fast deployment of plant components and skilled personnel, ensuring on-time project execution

Bilfinger supported a well-known pharmaceutical industry client with the modification of plants for the industrial production of a Corona virus vaccine. In record time and under intense time pressure, the Bilfinger team delivered and installed systems, valves and piping for the conversion of the plant. The plant had previously been used to manufacture other products for the biotech industry.

“We are honored to be able to contribute to the fight against the Corona pandemic with this project,” says Lars Malter, CEO at Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg GmbH. “As a long-standing partner to the pharmaceutical industry, we have an experienced team and a reliable network of suppliers, enabling us to deliver the required components at very short notice. Time, after all, is a decisive factor in the production of the vaccine.”

The team from the Austrian subsidiary Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg delivered and installed systems, valves and piping. A range of substances required for the vaccine production process will flow through the pipelines. Bilfinger won the order at very short notice and carried out the work within just a few months.

Lars Malter: “The greatest challenge we faced was to quickly purchase the necessary parts, get them to the site and assemble them. As a result of the enormous time pressure, planning and construction took place simultaneously at the construction site - a unique situation also for us as a service provider for the project.”

Corona vaccines are making a vital contribution to the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic (source: WHO). To contain the pandemic and to ensure people have individual protection from the virus, it is now necessary to produce and administer billions of doses of vaccine in a short period of time. It would normally take several years to develop a vaccine - time that, if taken, would cost countless lives in the Covid 19 pandemic. Several manufacturers around the world have therefore successfully developed vaccines against the Corona virus in absolute record time.

Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg designs, manufactures and erects pipelines, plants and systems for the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors in various countries around the world. The range of services covers the entire lifecycle of a plant - from concept to installation, commissioning and maintenance. With forward-looking products such as the Qubicon® advanced process monitoring and control software, Bilfinger Industrietechnik Salzburg is a partner for the intelligent bioprocess technology of tomorrow.

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