Trinity BT Project

Location: Ballytivnan, Sligo
Architect: PM Group & Jacobs Engineering
Client: AbbVie
Main Contractor: John Paul Construction


Abbvie, a bio-pharmaceutical company has carried out an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Sligo to support the growth of its oncology pipeline. The $139 million-dollar investment in new sterile manufacturing technology at the Ballytivnan site will help deliver promising treatments for cancers with significant unmet medical needs, according to the company.

The Challenge

Part of the RTC scope included the design and installation of pneumatic stainless steel gullies and associated stainless steel pipework under clean-rooms. This aspect of the project which was installed in tandem with the Polypropylene

The Solution

RTC worked very closely with the main contractor on this project to ensure that their programme requirements were continuously met. RTC utilised and supervised an approved sub-contractor in the installation and testing of the stainless-steel element of the works.


RTC successfully installed over 900m of double contained polypropylene drainage, along with associated stainless steel and polypropylene gullies and channels in Abbvie Trinity BT. From early planning stage, RTC assisted Jacobs with the design of the complicated network.
This ensured that all effluent and waste from equipment such as boilers, chillers, cooling towers and clean room equipment in this facility was incorporated into the complex underground drainage system.

In addition, RTC supplied all of the floor drains to the upper floors for incorporation into the mechanical installation