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Mott MacDonald Appointed EPCM Consultant for Pharmaceutical Facility, India

Mott MacDonald Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the development of two pharmaceutical formulation plants in Nanded, Maharashtra, India.

Mott MacDonald will provide concept development, master planning, detailed engineering, procurement support and construction supervision services for the pharmaceutical formulation facilities. The development will include an Oral Solid Dosage block and a Beta-lactum block. Facilities will include tank farms, an effluent treatment plant, above-ground water storage and waste storage provision. In addition the project will comprise a storm water drain, an administrative building and a power sub-station as well as roads and a parking area.

Project director D Saraiya said:

"Mott MacDonald is delighted to be appointed on this project which will include high standards of sustainable design. We will be treating waste generated from the facility to provide zero discharge and without releasing any emissions into the atmosphere. Additionally, solar energy will be used for lighting the roads and other areas of the development."

The state of Maharashtra currently accounts for 40% of India's pharmaceutical market and is continuing to grow internationally due to its infrastructure and strong base of raw material supplies.

The INR 17.5 million (US$ 380,000) OSD pharmaceutical formulation facilities are expected to be completed by the end of 2011.

Mott MacDonald's £1 billion business spans 120 countries with over 14,000 staff working in all sectors from transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment to health and education, industry and communications.

Published 17/12/2010

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