References | Major projects

Selection of our references from the area of large projects

On this page, we have listed a selection of our major projects, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can provide you with further references on request.

Lonza, Visp

2022

Ultrapure water supply
for international pharmaceutical company

Our client is an international pharmaceutical company with headquarters in Basel and production facilities in Valais but also abroad. The business model of this customer is based on supporting the products of emerging biotech companies as quickly as possible and under cGMP conditions for clinical testing as well as market introduction.

Any biotech production requires very pure water, which is regulated by the respective pharmacopoeias. The best known is that of the United States, which is controlled and monitored by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The most important qualities besides drinking water are Purified Water (PW) and Water for Injection (WFI), which are sometimes required in large quantities and above all in consistent quality.

Due to Apaco‘s experience in the field of ultrapure water (apparatus, equipment, piping and automation), we were initially contracted for a new WFI supply and shortly thereafter for a complete Purified Water and WFI supply.

RUSAL
Russan Aluminium Mill Products

2021

Heating system

The heating capacity specified and required by the customer was 3 x 4’000 kW at a maximum permissible operating temperature of 330°C. For the complete HTM boiler house Apaco supplied 20 complete manufactured pump groups, each consisting of 2 pumps, in the range of DN50 up to DN200, several hundred control and shut-off valves, several measuring instruments as well as 2 expansion and storage tanks each.

APACO has been contracted by UC RUSAL Anode Plant LLC in Taishet, the worldwide second largest supplier of aluminium, to supply the complete equipment for the HTM boiler house including all required electrical switchboards (control and MCC) as well as all secondary loops and the appertaining tanks for the construction stage II of the plant. The contract included the design, specification, and delivery of all components for the HTM boiler house as well as all secondary pump groups and control valves with the respective FAT tests at the individual subcontractors, so that the individual components of the plant could be easily installed by a local construction company.

Casale / Metafrax

2020

Production plant for the manufacture of melamine

Heating system with a capacity of 9’500 kW
and an operating temperature of 465°

Apaco has been contracted by a well-known global provider
of integrated solutions, Casale SA, for the production of
fertilizers and chemicals to supply the complete molten salt heating system for a new melamine plant with a
capacity of 40’000 MT/year at one of the leading
melamine producers in Russia.

Incyte

2020

Steam boiler system with 2 UL-S steam boilers

For a new biotechnological production at an innovative Swiss pharmaceutical company, a new steam boiler
heating system was required. The new steam boiler type
UL-S has a capacity of 5000 kg/h saturated steam. Through efficiency-enhancing additional modules, both energy costs and emissions are reduced.

CSL Behring

2018 – 2020

PROTINUS PROJECT

New construction of a biopharmaceutical production plant, prefabrication and installation of the hygienic piping and utility, 6 km of piping including the plant and installation planning (BIM), as well as GMP-compliant documentation and qualification. In future, drugs for the treatment of haemophilia will be produced at the Berne site.

CSL Behring

2018 – 2020

RCF Lengnau project

New construction of a biopharmaceutical production plant, first phase 1.1: Prefabrication and assembly of the hygienic piping and utility distribution system, 11 km of piping including GMP compliant documentation. In future, recombinant coagulation factors for the treatment of haemophilia will be produced at the Lengnau site.

ROCHE

2017 – 2019

PROJECT IVR CONSTRUCTION 098

New construction of a research centre, prefabrication and installation of the media supply, 19 km of piping including factory and installation planning (BIM), as well as GMP-compliant documentation and qualification

CABB Switzerland AG

2017 – 2018

BIOD project

Isometrics preparation, apparatus assembly, pipe prefabrication and assembly in stainless steel and special materials, Hastelloy C22, plastic PE-EL, PP, PPSEL and enamel, including documentation of materials and welding work.

BASF Switzerland AG

2016 – 2017

New construction of 5 reactors

Apparatus assembly, pipe prefabrication and assembly in stainless steel and special materials PTFE, Hastelloy plastic and enamel, including documentation of materials and welding work.

Biogen International GmbH

2016 – 2018

New construction of a biopharmaceutical production plant

Installation of the clean utility distribution system 16 km of pipelines including GMP compliant documentation of the welding work,
www.biogen-solothurn.ch/galerie. In future, drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s dementia will be produced at the Luterbach site.

F. Hoffmann La Roche AG

2015 – 2016

New construction of a refrigeration plant

Apparatus assembly, pipe prefabrication and assembly in stainless steel and steel, including documentation of materials and welding work.

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