Given the scale of the project and the project’s ambitious construction schedule, the end client and their construction partner, Exyte, embarked on an Off-Site-Manufacturing “OSM” strategy which would see 40% of the project built off site.
With a 30-year track record in delivering critical power equipment to the semiconductor industry and having demonstrated our extensive Modular capabilities during the competitive tender process, Anord Mardix were selected as the partner of choice for the Low Voltage Electrical Unit Sub-Stations, or “LV-USS” and E-Houses (Power Pods).
There was a requirement for 9 of the Unit Substations to be housed in custom designed, Off-Site manufactured Power Pods. This was a separate ‘design and build’ contract awarded to Anord Mardix, which was successfully delivered despite the significant engineering challenges involved.
The Power Pods were manufactured at Anord Mardix Dundalk and delivered/installed by escorted convoy at night, due to their sheer size! Two of the Power Pods were installed on the roof of the main FAB building; each weighing in at 160 metric tons, and 24 meters long x 9 meters wide each!
The onset of Covid-19 in the spring of 2020 made construction and manufacturing slightly more difficult, with Anord Mardix and other partners on the project having to adhere to strict health and safety guidelines to keep all team members safe.