Biogen Idec • Cambridge, MA & Somerville, MA
Multiple Infrastructure Upgrades

Our multiple-project performance across the Biogen campuses has been marked by successful schedule compression, and adherence to extreme/minimized shutdown windows for numerous engineering-intensive capital projects. Projects completed on a construction management basis with guaranteed maximum pricing include:

Building 5 cGMP Warehouse. Transforming the existing cGMP sampling room into a state-of-the-art 100K, 10K and 100 cleanroom with upgraded HVAC system within two weeks. Other Building 5 projects include LN2 tank and piping upgrades and testing, packaging and shipping upgrades.

Buildings 6, 7 & 8 Cooling Tower Replacement. Demolition, removal and replacement of existing towers with two-cell and three-cell units.

Building 6A Absorption Chiller / Cogeneration. Design, fabrication, procurement and installation of a 600T absorption chiller to complement an existing 1,350T system — to lower shoulder season loads and supplement the main unit during peak demand. Also, electrical upgrades to support a future 2mW Cogeneration upgrade.

Project highlights include:

  • Temporary cooling-tower, chiller and AHU systems to maintain services during the compressed replacement period.
  • Complex crane & rigging strategies, including traffic shutdown/rerouting for tight urban locations
  • Piping prefabrication to support schedule
  • Electrical, controls and structural modifications

Founded in 1978, Biogen is the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company. A Fortune 500 company providing cutting-edge science and medicine to patients worldwide, Biogen Idec discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, hemophilia and autoimmune disorders.

Owner Contact:
Peter Esselstyn, Project Manager
617.679.2713  •  peter.esselstyn@biogenidec.com