PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC - News) announced today that a subsidiary company received a contract from Netherlands Vaccine Institute (NVI) to provide conceptual design services for a facility that will be developed in close cooperation with the Dutch government. Rijks Gebouwen Dienst (RGD), a governmental agency, is owner and architect.
The facility is to be operational by the third quarter of 2009 and will be located at the site of the Netherlands Vaccine Institute at Bilthoven, The Netherlands.
The greenfield facility will produce a range of vaccines to treat the population of The Netherlands. Vaccine bulk products will be formulated and filled in vials and syringes at the new sterile production facility. Operations will include freeze drying of vials, inspection, labeling, packaging, and storage. A second part of the building will house a central sterilization department for the complete site.
Jacobs' conceptual design will embed the latest developments in vaccine production to satisfy Dutch regulations and FDA/EMEA requirements, as well as reflect recent benchmarks and a design-to-cost approach.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Andy Kremer stated, "This challenging assignment is an excellent opportunity to further develop our relationship with both NVI and RGD. We are enthusiastic about becoming their partner for this vital public health project."
NVI CEO Thijs Veerman said, "The project will result in a modern, state-of-the art facility to continue vaccine manufacturing at the highest compliance level."
Jacobs, with over 42,000 employees and revenues approaching $7.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.
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