This facility, comprising a number of separate buildings on a 14.5-acre green-field site, is an expansion to an existing business, which operates as an essential part of the supply chain for the microprocessor and FDI industries in Ireland. The primary business in the facility is the storage and distribution of a wide range of essential chemicals, many of which are extremely hazardous, volatile, or explosive. The facility is designed in compliance with COMAH and Seveso 2 (Major Accidents Directive) and is the only such facility in the country.
The buildings, mainly of steel frame construction with 13.2m high parapets; external cladding of Rockwool insulated panels; Kingspan Roofing; AOVs; intumescent paint; Dock Ports and docks; sectional doors; fire-rated Roller shutters; FM2 warehouse (jointless) floors; cast-in-situ kerbs; precast bunding; stainless steel channel drains. The buildings (all temperature-controlled) comprise:
The entire site area was developed; levels reduced; perimeter fencing; 9 sets of gates, including automated cantilever entrance gates and barriers.
A significant part of the siteworks was the installation of the drainage and containment system. In order to comply with HSA COMAH regulations and EPA requirements the containment system was designed and installed to ensure that any spill incident or major event would be contained within the confines of the site.
In order to achieve this the containment system included:-
The site was fully serviced with water mains, gas services, sprinkler main, CWS, power ducting, and LV/ Comms ducting. Surface finishes are primarily of 200mm thick concrete to yards and roads – total area of approximately 12,000m3.