Fast-track greenfield project gets infusion solutions fast to market

Widatra Bhakti, Indonesia’s leading infusion solution manufacturer, built a new large-volume parenterals facility based on NNE’s design. The project added another success story to the two companies’ long partnership history.

Indonesian company, PT Widatra Bhakti has been manufacturing basic and specialty infusion solutions since 1986. Its products are widely used throughout Indonesia at large public and private hospitals in major urban centres, but are also sold at low prices making them available to patients at rural hospitals and local community health centres (Puskemas).

Fast-track approach to realise ambitious time frame

In early 2010, the company made a decision to invest in a second production facility to be located in Pandaan in the Jawa Timur province of Indonesia. The plant produces large-volume parenterals (LVPs) for standard infusion solutions in 500 ML bottles, and production will be based on blow-fill-seal technology. The intravenous solution plant houses two production lines, each with an annual production capacity of 27,000 PE-bottles, and complies with ISPEPICGAMP guidelines, EU-GMP and US-FDA standards as well as BPOM guidelines (Indonesia’s National Agency of Drug and Food Control).

The customer had a clear goal to start operations in July 2012 – a fiercely ambitious time schedule. With a prolonged decision process into the bargain, the project was rendered delayed already from the beginning. Accordingly, our prime task as engineering partner was to get the project back on track to fulfill the time frame. We applied a fast-track approach to the entire design phase and completed the conceptual design in less than one month. Approximately six months later, in June 2011, we delivered the basic and detailed design for the plant, providing the customer with the platform to commence construction of the plant.

Long-term relationship key to success

The relationship between PT Widatra Bhakti and NNE dates back to 1984, when we helped establish the original infusion solutions plant. In 2006-2007, we helped the customer complete a capacity expansion of the existing facility and update the plant to meet new authority requirements.

As a result, NNE has in-depth knowledge of Widatra Bhakti’s production processes and work methods and we were able to work together effectively, a necessity in fast-track projects. The project has become yet another success story in the two companies’ cooperation portfolio.

Quick facts

Customer

PT Widatra Bhakti

Country

Indonesia

Project duration

Oct. 2010 - Jun. 2011

Total investment cost

USD 22.4 million

Services provided

Conceptual design, basic design, detailed design, GMP risk analysis