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PM Times Winter 2017/2018

The PM Times is the newsletter of PM Group employees, with details of latest news and happenings from around the company. More

Jean and Shane are Winners in UCC Process & Chemical Engineering Awards

Well done to Jean O’Driscoll who has won the PM Group Award and €1,000 bursary for the best individual design memo, as part of her Final Year Design Project in University College Cork. More

Michael McNicholas Joins PM Group Board

Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings Ltd (PM Group). More

Food for Thought - An Engineering Approach to FDI in Poland

“The Food industry is one of the main sectors targeted by foreign investors in Poland,” says Ben Creighton, PM Group's Food Sector Head for CEE, in American Investor, the Magazine of AmCham, Poland. More

Lough Mahon Corporate Challenge - Freewheeling to success

Community Spirit was the real winner in the second annual Lough Mahon Corporate Cycle Challenge which saw 70 employees from 7 Lough Mahon based companies taking to their bikes and clocking up many miles of training in preparation for a 120km trip including a climb up Coom mountain en route from LoughMahon to Bantry.  Their efforts raised over €26,000 for 7 local charities.  More

Eoin wins PM Group Kevin Kelly Design Award 2017

​University College Dublin graduate, Eoin Codd, won the PM Group Kevin Kelly Design Award 2017 for his contribution to his UCD Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering final year design project.  More

New Dimensions in Pharmaceuticals at ISPE UK Affiliate Conference

We're looking forward the ISPE UK Affiliate Annual Conference and Awards event in Stratford-Upon-Avon on November 30th. More

Join us at BIM Gathering 2017

Building Capabilities in Complex Environments is the theme of this year’s Construction IT Alliance BIM Gathering on 23rd - 24th November 2017 at Croke Park, Dublin. More

Best Practice in Aseptic Processing at ISPE Belgium

Come meet us at our 3D - Virtual Reality stand at ISPE's seminar on Best practices in Aseptic Processing: Challenges, Solutions and Site Visits on Wednesday November 22nd 2017 in Mechelen. More

Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year

Wishing our clients, colleagues and friends a very happy holiday and a great 2018! More

BITC Mark for Sustainable Business Practices

PM Group received the Business Working Responsibly Mark certification for responsible and sustainable business practices, at an awards ceremony in Dublin Castle on 15th November 2017. More

University of Bath Biotech Project wins PM Group Award

Congratulations to the University of  Bath team, led by Dr Asel Sartbaeva, whose 'Vaccines Without Refrigeration' entry won the PM Group Sponsored Biotechnology Award at this year's IChemE Global Awards held in Birmingham. More

LEEDing where it makes most impact

LEED has become the most widely used green-building rating system in the world, driven by a growing number of multinational manufacturing companies. More

Gold NISO Safety Award Win

At the 26th National Awards, co-hosted by the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and the Northern Ireland Safety Group (NISG), PM Group was presented with the Gold Award and a Consistent High Achiever Award. More

Presenting Excellence Shortlist for John Diffley

Congratulations to John Diffley for being shortlisted in the Best Presentation Category for the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017. More

Andrew D. Skibo Appointed to USA Board

Andrew D. Skibo has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of PM Group USA Inc.  More

PM Group Publishes Annual Results for the Year Ended December 31st 2016.

PM Group has reported Group revenue of €336 million, an increase of 13% on 2015.  More

Meet our 2017 Winning Innovators

The 2017 Innovation in Action Awards recognized and celebrated many fantastic innovations and ideas from people right across the company.  More

Driving Innovation to Advance Patient Therapies at ISPE Annual Meeting

We're looking forward to ISPE’s Annual get together which this year takes place in San Diego, CA from Sunday 29 October to Wednesday 1 November. More

PM Times, Autumn Issue 2017

The PM Times is the newsletter of PM Group employees, with details of latest news and happenings from around the company. More

Applications of Single Use Technology in Biopharma Manufacturing

Ian Dacey, Biopharma Process Specialist with PM Group, will be speaking at an ISPE event on Single Use Technology in Biologics at Porton Biopharma, Salisbury on Thursday 26th October. More

Food and Drink; Learning from Others

Standards are on the rise in the Food & Drink industry and contractors are borrowing techniques from the petchem, pharma and auto industries to help food and drink re-establish itself in manufacturing. More

LEED Gold for Janssen Biologics Manufacturing Facility in Leiden

PM Group provided specialist LEED environmental consulting and design for an €80m bulk vaccines manufacturing facility for Janssen Biologics BV (a J&J company) in The Netherlands. More

Tom is Finalist in IChemE Global Awards

Well done to PM Group Engineer Tom McEvilly, who has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Young Industrialist category of the IChemE Global Awards. More

Future Flexible Biologics Facilities at ISPE Europe Event

Key design features enabling flexible biotech facilities capable of responding to ever changing market demands and new types of products were the focus of Andy Rayner and Dave Wolton's presentation at ISPE's European Bio Conference in Dublin.  More

Pharma Industry Megatrends at ISPE Europe Event

'Five Megatrends in Technology and Regulatory Development’ are the focus of this year’s ISPE European Biotech Conference which takes place on September 26/27th in Dublin. More

Field of Dreams Becomes Reality

This month, the Field of Dreams project for young adults with Down Syndrome opened for business in Cork. The Field of Dreams will provide education, training and employment opportunities for adults with Down Syndrome in a magical, horticultural setting based in a purpose built facility in Curraheen, Co. Cork. More

IChemE Global Awards - Recognising Innovation

PM Group is proud to sponsor the Biotechnology Award at IChemE's Global Awards 2017. The Awards recognise achievement, innovation and discoveries in the fields of bioprocessing, biochemical and bioengineering. More

'Innovation In Action' Category Winners 2017

PM Group’s Innovation In Action Scheme Category Winners have been announced. More

LoughMahon Corporate Cycle Challenge 2017

Cyclists are aiming to raise money for seven local Cork charities in this year’s LoughMahon Challenge which will see them cycling from Cork to Bantry on Saturday 23rd September.  More

CIT Process Design Project Medal

​Congratulations to Paul McCarthy, final year student on the Chemical & Biopharmaceutical Engineering Degree at Cork Institute of Technology, who has been awarded the PM Group Process Design Project Medal for his final year design project.  More

'Facility of The Future' at ISPE Singapore

PM Group’s John Duggan will share his Pharma expertise at this years ISPE Singapore conference on Thursday the 24th of August at Suntec conference centre.  More

ENR Top 225 International Design Firms 2017

PM Group has been ranked No 94 in ENR’s (Engineering News Record) new Top 225 International Design Firms list. PM Group was also ranked No 137 in the Top 150 Global Firms list - both lists are published together annually in July. This is the eighth year PM Group has been listed. More

Going Further - by 180km!

With stunning landscapes and challenging mountains, the 180km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is one of the toughest and most rewarding events on ireland's cycling calendar.  Among the thousands that took part were PM Group’s Emma Hayes and her husband, Steve. More

PM Group - Best Commitment to Employee Ownership

PM Group recently won the IPSA Award for the 'Best Commitment to Employee Ownership in a Large Firm’, in recognition of its commitment to creating long-term value for our employee shareholders. More

RIAI Top 5 Featured Project - Grifols

The PM Group designed, Grifols International Logistics Centre was selected as one of the Top 5 Featured Projects in the May/June issue of Architecture Ireland. More

Insight into Process Safety

PM Group's Process Safety Graduate Kayley Oseman addressed an audience at a recent IOSH meeting about the need for Process Safety Management being integral to the concept, design and management of any process, especially within the food and pharmaceutical sectors. More

Happy Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to all our clients in America and around the world. More

Challenges in Adopting Single Use for Bio Manufacturing

What will the new hybrid design of monoclonal antibody factories be capable of and why will standardisation of single use be important for this new type of factory? More

Lab Project Completion in Belgium

PM Group recently completed a Laboratory Expansion project at a state-of-the-art eye care production unit in Puurs.  More

Chodov’s ‘Grand Kitchen’ Opens in Prague

The completion of the Chodov ‘Mega’ Shopping Centre 'Grand Kitchen' phase was a significant milestone in a major refurbishment and expansion project which will see Chodov become the largest shopping centre in the Czech Republic. More

The Future of Making Things

The prestigious Autodesk University conference which has been hosted in Las Vegas for the last 25 years is coming to London for the first time. More

Running for Engineers without Frontiers in Brussels

PM Group engineers James Clarke and Ahmed Farouk are pictured at the start of the '20km De Bruxelles' running event.  More

Isolator Interactions in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

PM Group’s Alan Ramsay will be presenting at ISPE’s UK Affiliates Summer Conference at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on June 14th, discussing the interactions between an isolator and its surrounding environment. More

Construction To Start on Takeda’s new Production Facility at Grange Castle

The new facility will provide in-house production capacity to meet global demand for NINLARO® and puts drug substance, drug product, packaging and quality control all under one roof. More

Process Equipment Integration - The Way Forward

PM Group Automation SME Keith Morris will deliver a presentation around the need for Skid integration at IChemE’s Advances in Process and Automation Control conference in Birmingham on June 14th. More

Hazards 27 Round-up

Birmingham hosted this year's Hazards 27, Europe’s leading event for Process Safety.  Organised by IChemE, the event saw PM Group’s Principal Process & EHS Consultant Pat Swords deliver a presentation based on his recent paper ‘In a Globalised World is Process Safety Becoming Harmonised?’. More

Managed Services EPCM Programme at GSK’s Worthing site marks Safe Working Hours Milestone.

The EPCM Project Services Programme at GSK Worthing, UK, has reached 500,000 consecutive working hours without a lost time incident (LTI), taking the Worthing site to a total of 1.5 million LTI Free working-hours across multiple projects.  More

Supporting ISPE UK Affiliate Conference and Awards

We are delighted to support the ISPE UK Affiliate by sponsoring the 2017 Annual Awards Dinner and Conference which will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon later this year.    More

Edel’s BIM Images Help Decision Making at DWTE

Edel Kelly has recently worked on key projects including Alexion and the Dublin Waste to Energy (DWtE) Facility. She was the creator of a unique drawing to assist with Project Decision Making at DWtE. More

Managed Services Partnership Delivers Value at MSD Brinny

PM Group provides Managed Services for projects up to $5 million for the Global Engineering Solutions group across MSD Ireland sites. More

Why Engineers in Project Management Should Consider an ATEX Route Map

In the latest issue of the Engineers Journal, PM Group's Richard Coffey outlines the main phases of a project and describes how an ATEX Route Map approach can help project managers to navigate their way through a typical project where explosive atmospheres can arise. More

The Imperative of Teams

PM Group's Mick Lynam will give an insight into some real world issues around project team selection, formation and management in the successful development and delivery of capital projects at an Engineers Ireland CPD Best Practice Seminar in Cork on May 26th. More

Scaling your Business – Expert View

Dave Murphy, CEO, PM Group will offer insights into the process of business development from start-up through to development and expansion when he speaks at the Bank of Ireland, Building a Global Engineering Enterprise breakfast seminar on Wednesday, 17th May 2017. More

ADB and World Bank Consulting Project Wins in Asia

“In the past six months we have won five new projects with the ADB and the World Bank Group,” Said Singapore-based Trevor O’Regan, Director of International Consulting with PM Group in Asia.  More

Harmonising Standards in Process Safety

PM Group Process and EHS expert Pat Swords will be delivering a presentation based on his recent paper titled ‘In a Globalised World is Process Safety becoming harmonised?’ at Hazards 27 in Birmingham on Friday 12th May. More

Food and Drink Manufacturing: Learning from Others

Contractors are borrowing techniques from the petchem, pharma and auto industries to help food and drink re-establish itself in manufacturing say PM Group's Seona Turner and Ryan Byrne in an article in The Chemical Engineer, Journal of the IChemE. More

XEOS plans Greenfield Aviation Facility in Poland

In Środa Śląska, Poland, XEOS is to develop a world-class aircraft engine service centre focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of GE’s next-generation engines. More

GSK ABS Project in Worthing, UK Awarded in Considerate Constructors Scheme

The Augmentin Bulk Sterile Capacity Project at GSK’s Worthing, UK site has received a Silver Award in this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Awards.  More

Master Planning and Engineering for BeiGene’s New Guangzhou Biologics Facility

PM Group today announced a major project win for its new Shanghai office to provide Site Master Planning and Engineering Design services for BeiGene’s Biologics Manufacturing Facility, located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.  More

IChemE Bronze Partnership

In the UK, PM Group has been awarded Bronze Corporate partner status by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). More

PM Times, Spring Issue 2017

The PM Times is the newsletter of PM Group employees, with details of latest news and happenings from around the company. More

Developing Tourism Infrastructure to Promote Inclusive Growth in SE Asia

The Second Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project aims to help transform secondary towns in participating countries into green, inclusive and competitive tourism destinations. More

Health and Safety Review 2016

The 2016 Health and Safety Annual Review highlights the importance of demonstrated commitment to safety, not just by PM Group leaders, but by everyone in the organisation, as central to achieving our goal of exemplary safety performance and zero incidents. More

PM Group Wins BIM Initiative of the Year 2017 Award for DWtE

PM Group was delighted to be recognised at the Irish Building and Design Awards and to receive the BIM Initiative of the Year award for the Dublin Waste to Energy (DWtE) Facility. More

FM Team of the Year

Congratulations and well done to Frances Galvin, Kevin Van Roon and Kieran O'Shea who won the FM Team of the Year Award at the Facilities Management Awards Ceremony in Dublin recently. More

Playing To Win - Pharma Focus Ireland

According to Pharmaceutical Executive’s Country Report, “Ireland is a pharmaceutical manufacturing powerhouse due to a decision made back in the 1960s to target the sector as a strategic industry.  Today, Ireland ranks as the largest net exporter of pharmaceuticals in the European Union and the seventh largest in the world.” More

Meet us at the ISPE Europe Annual Conference in Barcelona

We're looking forward to meeting you at the ISPE Europe Annual Conference at the Crowne Plaza Fira Centre in Barcelona from April 3rd to 6th.  More

Food Industry and BREXIT – Doom & Gloom? Far from it…

Whilst industries are still pondering their next move, the food industry in both Ireland and the UK is busy addressing the challenges posed by BREXIT and other factors such as overall lifecycle costs. More

PM Group Expands USA Operations with a New Boston Office

PM Group today announced the official opening of its new, expanded Boston office, marking further growth in its USA presence.  The new office is located just outside of Boston, at 1400 District Avenue in Burlington, MA. More

Irish Building Design Awards 2017

 PM Group has been shortlisted in four categories in the annual Irish Building Design (IBD) Awards 2017.  The awards are designed to acknowledge the best in all areas of construction and design projects over the past 12 to 24 months. More

Engineers Work Together to Inspire Local Children

PM Group’s STEPs volunteers joined forces with Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork on Thursday for an ‘Engineers Working Together’ Rollercoaster workshop attended by local school children. More

Ready for Engineers Week!

Our great team of volunteers from PM Group are ready to have some fun this week to support Engineers Week in Dublin.  More

PM Group joins the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group

PM Group has recently become a member of the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG) which is a non-profit consortium of equipment manufacturers, food producers, suppliers to the food industry, research institutes and universities, public health authorities and governmental organisations.  More

Structural Design at DWtE

John Diffley, Senior Structural Engineer, PM Group tells IStructE about designing and building the large steel framed structure on the DWtE (Dublin Waste to Energy) Facility Project.  More

Dublin is A Major Challenger for Data Centre Collocation

Availability of power may be a challenge but things are looking generally positive for Ireland’s status as a leading location for data centre investment, according to the Sunday Times. More

Green Professional Services Award for PM Group

Acknowledging the company’s commitment to creating lasting value through sustainable business practices, PM Group has won the ‘Green Professional Services’ Category in the 2017 Green Awards and was also shortlisted to the Top 4 for the Overall Award.  More

Jazz Wins Project Execution Category in ISPE Facility of the Year Awards

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Ireland manufacturing project in Athlone has been named Category Winner for Project Execution in the 2017 Facility of the Year Awards.  PM Group was the Engineer, Architect and Construction Manager for the project which was completed in mid-2016. More

Leed V4 for Data Centres addresses unique challenges

In the latest iteration of LEED, the USGBC has introduced a methodology for specifically certifying data centres.  More

Cyclists Raise over €18,000 for Two Great Causes

​Over 60 cyclists completed a 120km cycle from LoughMahon in Cork city to Kenmare, Co Kerry last Autumn and in the process raised €18,400 in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs Association and Ringmahon Rangers “Books n Boots” Scheme. More

Amy Wins PM Group UCD Kevin Kelly Design Award

University College Dublin graduate, Amy O'Keeffe, won the PM Group Kevin Kelly Design Award 2016 for her contribution to her UCD Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering final year design project . In its latest issue, the Engineers Journal takes a closer look at the project. More

BCF Career Fair in Brussels

With our business growing in Belgium, we recently attended this career fair in Brussels to build our profile amongst process engineers and project managers in the Life Science area.​ More

Rustonka Office Development Reaches Construction Milestone in Prague

The ‘Glajcha’construction milestone event is a Czech tradition involving the erection of a Glajcha tree at the top of the building frame when it reaches its full height.  More

Shortlisted in Green Awards

PM Group has been shortlisted in the Green Awards which recognises organisations demonstrating best green practice in Ireland. More

BIM People - Emma Hayes

BIMIreland.ie recently talked to Emma Hayes, Group BIM Applications Manager, PM Group about her work, BIM education and research. More

Marta Stastna Re-elected to AFI Steering Committee

The Association for Foreign Investment (AFI) cooperates closely with the government investment agency CzechInvest, to support Foreign Direct Investment in the Czech Republic. The association comprises 40 leading companies from various professional backgrounds and PM Group has been an active member since 2011. More

Tackling the UK's Energy Supply Challenges

UK National Grid partners are currently facing increasing challenges of balancing national and localised supply and demand in order to deliver a seamless and reliable energy supply to domestic, commercial and industrial clients. More

ENR Ranks PM Group A Top International Engineering Firm

In the latest Engineering News Record (ENR) sector listings, PM Group has been ranked No. 2 in Pharmaceutical Engineering for the 7th consecutive year and No.2 in Food Engineering for the third year in a row.  We are also ranked in 4th position in Data Centres and Telecomm's and within the Top 10 in Electronics.  More

Successful Completion of PPF5 Project in Serbia

The final Steering Committee meeting of PPF5 (Project Preparation Facility) marked the successful completion of this 4 year EU-funded project. The event was attended by participants from the main Beneficiary SEIO (Serbian European Integration Office), and the EUD (EU Delegation) which was the contracting authority, as well as representatives of the consortium partners led by PM Group. More

Value Engineering for Sustainable Data Centres

The growth of social networking, online shopping and banking, government services, and other technology based activities has led to a dramatic surge in data management requirements and a huge increase in the number of new data centres constructed worldwide. More

Lean Commissioning and Qualification Creates Cost Reduction Opportunities

Major changes in the regulatory environment over the past few years have created significant time to market cost reduction opportunities for pharma manufacturers. More

GMP to Play Key Role in Worldwide Food Industry Standards

GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) is set to play a key role in driving best practice quality and safety standards across the food industry worldwide over the coming years, says Tom Waters, Director and Head of Food Sector at PM Group, a global leader in food engineering design and project management. More

Designing lean, clean and green R&D facilities

With major multinational biopharma and healthcare manufacturers now looking to outsource their R&D requirements where possible to reduce costs, opportunities abound for specialist research and development companies. However, only the lean, clean and green will survive in what is becoming an increasingly competitive marketplace, says Jordaan Kemp, Principal Architect at PM Group. More

Biogas: A Low Cost Renewable Energy Resource For All

With energy security and cost becoming increasingly important considerations for all nations as traditional fossil fuel reserves begin to run low, biogas a renewable low cost energy resource manufactured from organic waste, could just be the answer. More

Site Master Planning - key to building lowest cost sustainable food manufacturing facilities

Proper site master planning (SMP) is the single most important component in maximising return on capital investment and ensuring the long term viability of all food production facilities, according to Nigel Hale, Associate Director and Head of Food Sector (Ireland) with PM Group, a global leader in food manufacturing facility design and project management. More