Edwards Lifesciences Greenfield Manufacturing Facility

Cutting-edge facility putting heart into Ireland’s National Technology Park

Front elevation of new Edwards Lifesciences Limerick facility

Supplying Europe with critical heart valve technologies just got a bit easier with completion of Edwards Lifesciences’ new Gold LEED-certified manufacturing facility in Ireland’s National Technology Park just outside Limerick. Recipient of the 2022 Irish Construction Excellence Award in the “Industrial Over €15m” category, as well as a 2022 Irish Building & Design Award for Industrial Building Project of the Year, the facility was constructed using an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) procurement approach and innovative digital tools.

A global leader in structural heart technology headquartered in Irvine, California, with manufacturing facilities around the globe, Edwards Lifesciences wanted production capacity in Ireland to manufacture critical components for its heart valve technologies as part of their global supply strategy to support future growth and reliability of supply to patients worldwide.

Commenting on LinkedIn on the project’s receipt of the Irish Construction Excellence award, Senior Director of Plant Operations Engineering for Edwards Lifesciences Diarmuid Collins says, “Deserved recognition to Jacobs for construction excellence with this fantastic facility in Limerick.”

“Despite the disruption of COVID-19, with the benefit of the collaborative project execution approach and extensive use of 3-D modeling and innovative virtual reality modeling review technology, we delivered this facility with zero lost time incidents, under budget and to the target schedule, while also helping our client achieve LEED Gold accreditation.”

Eoin Hayes

Project Director, Jacobs

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    state-of-the-art digital tools used to meet demanding cost, schedule and quality requirements

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    handover systems that went through a rigorous 3 stage walkdown and inspection process prior to final handover to the client

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    time lost to incidents from more than 900,000 site workhours

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    large scale LEED Gold Certified manufacturing facility in Ireland

“Our new Limerick facility illustrates the continued growth of our company globally and brings us closer to the patients in the region who will receive these life-saving therapies.”

Andrew Walls

Vice President & Plant General Manager, Edwards Lifesciences

Diverse group of workers in safety vests

Topping out safety awards event - Oct 2019