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Welcome to Pharma

With Sweco, we contribute to a healthier life for millions of patients. With our expertise in construction management, project management and process support, we help pharmaceutical companies in the high-quality production and distribution of vaccines and medicines worldwide.


Pharmaceutical company, Wavre

An important pharmaceutical company is currently revamping its W10 production building, located on its production site at Wavre, Belgium. The W10 production unit is a monoplant used for the production of the vaccine against chicken pox. With this revamping, the production process will be updated to current standards and be suited for higher production volumes. We at Sweco Belgium are tasked by GSK with the EPCm (engineering, procurement and construction management) assignment for this project.

Vaccines cells: a project with major global impact

At the end of 2017, a giant pharmaceutical company decided to start the concept study for the construction of a new filling unit for vaccines. There was already a filling unit on the site that had been built for filling the Prevenar vaccine. Because that filling unit was running at full capacity, there was a need for a second plant that would fill 50% Prevenar and 50% future new products. The new plant would therefore be equipped to deliver vaccines in both liquid and freeze-dried form. After the concept study, the basic and detailed design followed, on which construction started in mid-2018. And then at the end of 2019 the message came that a particularly contagious virus was making the rounds in China… The site  was selected to produce and fill the covid-19 vaccine in the silk filling unit for the Prevenar vaccine that is under construction. From then on we made a lot of adjustments to get the plant ready. As of December 22, 2020,  the pharmaceutical company has continuously produced the vaccine in the new filling unit: a vaccine that has been administered around the world and saved millions of lives.

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Talent Partner Recruitment