Marine Institute Laboratory, Galway

The Institute was established by the Irish Government in 1991 to take responsibility for marine research, technology development and innovation in Ireland, providing scientific and technical advice to inform policy and to support the sustainable development of Ireland’s marine resource. In 2006, Dornan was appointed to upgrade the facility’s laboratory.

Mechanical responsibilities included

  • Ventilation AC systems comprising 58 AHUs
  • VC process extraction system comprising 60 extract fans
  • MTHW & LTHW systems including boilers
  • PR units and pumps
  • Compressed air system installation
  • Lab gases installation
  • Hydrocarbon leak detection system
  • Trench heating and underfloor heating systems
  • Di-ionised water generation and distribution system
  • Trend BMS control system
  • Specialized lab equipment, including autoclaves
  • Fume hoods
  • Downflow units
  • Laminar flow units, 2x 20,000-litre LPG gas tanks and distribution pipework
  • Cold/freezer room installation

Electrical responsibilities included

  • Supply and installation of a new high tension network
  • LV distribution system, all first and second-fix supply and installation, including services and fit-out of laboratory furniture
  • Lighting
  • General services
  • Voice and data
  • AV equipment
  • Fire alarm
  • BMS system
  • Security/access and CCTV systems