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Commissioning and Qualifications Support Services

  • Lilly del Caribe Birdseye

The 300,000-SF Eli Lilly bio-tech bulk manufacturing facility produces the rapid-acting insulin product Humalog, dispensed from the KwikPen (MirioPen), which is manufactured in Indianapolis. The plant in Carolina, Puerto Rico consists of five operational suites, media preparation area, fermentation suite, pre-purification, refolding suite and the downstream purification suite. Skanska is providing support services to the site for several projects. These services include: streamlined KPB and fermentation projects; urea dissolution prep; data center; centrifuge and WGC project; PRASA; AST lab expansion; fermentation pilot plant; HPLC; and HCL tanks. Skanska’s scope includes design qualification, process engineering, commissioning, construction quality, installation verification, as well as installation/operation/facilities qualification.


Curtis Elswick
Senior Vice President Regional Executive
Durham, North Carolina


Service: Program Management
Mark segment: Industrial facilities, Life sciences
Start date: 2014
Completion date: 2019
Clients: Lilly del Caribe
Country: United States
City: San Juan
Project status: Ongoing