Larger, more sustainable storage capacity

Johnson & Johnson has been benefitting from ENGIE Fabricom’s experience to realise complete projects and maintenance on its sites in Belgium since 2005. When the pharmaceutical company decided to extend its warehouses and distribution buildings in Courcelles and La Louvière, it once again turned to us to take care of the entire electrical installations and associated process control.

Integration of an intelligent blend of energy sources

The sites at Courcelles and La Louvière each cover more than 25,000 m2. They are used to store medicines and distribute them to customers all over the world, so having both thermal and electrical energy on hand is crucial. Johnson & Johnson decided to invest in an intelligent blend of energy sources to save energy, and reduce costs through the green certificate system.

Over the years, we have carried out various interventions to improve energy efficiency at both sites. After carrying out a study, we supplied specific technology suitable for Courcelles in 2005. We carried out an initial expansion in 2008, then installed a cogeneration unit linked to solar panels in 2013. Johnson & Johnson also called on our expertise to completely synchronise the production resources on the site. We again carried out a study in La Louvière in 2013, then supplied specific technology to this site.

RADIUS: new expansion project at the Courcelles site

The RADIUS project, a new expansion project at the Courcelles site, was awarded to ENGIE’s teams. The site houses three of the group’s service entities, who combine their strengths to provide customers with an enhanced experience.

The project involved an expansion of 6,000 m², with the aim of increasing storage capacity and creating a central, optimised clean zone that meets the site’s needs.
ENGIE Fabricom was responsible for the entire electrical installation and associated process control.

  • Power current
  • New 10.5 kV high-voltage cell
  • New 1,600 kVA transformer
  • New 715 kVA generator set
  • New low-voltage switchboard and 5 switchboards
  • Lighting: +/- 650 light points
  • Voltage surge protection
  • Data network (27 km of cable)
  • Low current
  • Fire detection system (150 fire detectors)
  • Alarm system
  • Access control