News Releases 2018

Oct. 11, 2018

JGC Awarded Contract for Construction of Influenza Vaccine Manufacturing Facility for Denka Seiken

Yokohama, Japan - JGC Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a lumpsum contract from Denka Seiken Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Denka Co., Ltd., for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of an influenza vaccination materials manufacturing plant and related facilities planned for construction in Gosen City in Niigata Prefecture.

The project involves the construction of a new influenza vaccination materials manufacturing facility with delivery in the latter half of 2020, on land occupied by the Niigata plant of Denka Seiken, located in Gosen City in Niigata Prefecture. As well as substantially increasing the plant's vaccine output, the new development will bring about speedier and more stable delivery of products as well as heightening compliance with relevant drug production standards.

In addition to its performance in the construction of Denka Seiken's existing Niigata plant, the client's high evaluation of JGC's involvement in the automation of the transportation and quality control of raw materials, together with its numerous contributions to cost effective operation are seen as being the contributing factors to the awarding of the contract for the construction of the new facilities.

From its entry into the field of pharmaceuticals in the early 1970's, JGC has involved itself in a wide range of related areas including drug ingredients, formulations, Bio, regenerative medicine, laboratories and the like in carrying out approximately 600 projects and has established itself as a leading contractor in the field. JGC intends to pursue its involvement in the pharmaceutical and medical facility fields, making use of its leading position in the medical engineering field in Japan to expand together with maintaining pace with the latest technological advancements in the field as it expands its contribution to people's livelihoods in other parts of the world.

Outline of the Facility

Size Total floor area of 12,010 m2, 6 stories above ground
Description Influenza vaccine materials manufacturing facility; tetanus toxoid manufacturing facility; quality control and other facilities