Stopford was commissioned by the German subsidiary of a multinational company who provide bio-based solutions to the pharmaceutical sector. The client was running a laboratory scale plant in order to produce chiral intermediates via a biocatalyst or an enzymatic media and required the installation of a new multipurpose plant in the laboratory in order to increase production. The plant would hold a new glass reactor and distillation column in adjacent fume cupboards. The client requested that Stopford provide additional engineering support for this project.
The work was carried out in 2 phases. Phase 1: