German company Glatt Ingenieurtechnik was appointed as the general contractor for the construction and commissioning of a blood plasma fractionation facility in Kirov, Russia.
The project, with an investment in a three-digit million euro range, is financed by the Russian health ministry. Due to its impressive size, the project is capturing the attention of the public – and also politicians.
Construction at minus 35 degrees
Glatt Ingenieurtechnik is responsible for all planning and design, and construction and commissioning of the facility – plus the delivery of technical equipment. In addition to the production facility, other infrastructure including warehouses, offices and laboratories is to be built.
The main building for the blood plasma fractionation facility measures 100x100 metres at a height of 18 metres, and will be built as a monolithic reinforced concrete structure. Besides the logistical and technical obstacles, the erection of the building itself will take place at temperatures of minus 35°C – a challenge not to be underestimated.
The concept of an external communication platform convinced Glatt
In their responsibility as general contractor, Glatt Ingenieurtechnik realised early in the concept planning phase that they would quickly reach their limits with conventional means of communication like email and document storage on internal servers.
Sending large plans and drawings, together with an approval process involving several people – internal and external – and the associated documentation that has to meet necessary security standards posed a resource problem for the company. Therefore Glatt Ingenieurtechnik decided to use online collaboration platform think project!.