Bilfinger Tebodin B.V.

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Global pharmaceutical industry

The global pharmaceutical industry is going through challenging times. Drug pipelines are drying out, blockbusters are losing exclusivity, pressure on prices is increasing and new manufacturing and supply chain models are introduced as a result of new technologies.

On a global scale, pharmaceutical companies are looking for the best and most efficient business models, locations and distribution networks to manufacture and supply their products.

Profit recovery programs are currently 'hot', improving energy efficiency, water reduction and reuse, utility system optimizations, waste reductions and use of alternative energy sources have been initiated with many pharmaceutical companies. Beside greenfield investment projects, optimization and improvement projects become more and more fast track projects.

Bilfinger Tebodin is your international partner for consultancy, studies, project management, conceptual design, basic engineering and project and construction management to realize your next steps in Pharmaceutical business.

Market segments

We apply our multidisciplinary approach to various markets segments in the pharmaceutical industry and to all stages in the product life cycle of a medicinal product. For example, we are able to design R&D labs and facilities and pilot plants. Besides doing the engineering of the primary manufacturing of small and large molecule APi’s and Medical Devices, we also engineer the secondary manufacturing and the primary and secondary packaging and labelling operations.


The services we offer in pharmaceutical projects cover the entire range of activities in the project life cycle; from feasibility studies and due diligences to completion of the commissioning and qualification phase.

Front End Loading Studies

  • Siting studies
  • cGMP assessments
  • Criticality analysis
  • Master plan studies
  • Logistics Optimization studies
  • Energy Efficiency Improvement studies
  • Utility Optimization studies
  • Process studies
  • Plant automation

Design & Engineering

Containment, HVAC and Clean rooms, buildings and laboratories.

  • Active Pharmaceutical Intermediates (API)
  • Bio-pharmaceutical process
  • Simulation of pharmaceutical processes
  • Upstream/ downstream of bio-pharma technology
  • Modular skid design
  • Finished products
  • Medical devices
  • Clean utilities / CIP systems / black utilities


  • Management of Q-validation
  • Verification and qualification (DQ, EQ, IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Procurement and contracting services
  • Supplier qualification, supplier selection, contract negotiations, customs & taxes
  • Training and education of staff on projects


  • Asset management and maintenance
  • Economics and finance
  • Environmental policy and permitting
  • Environmental technology and studies
  • Logistics
  • Safety & risk management
  • Energy
  • Sustainability






Niek de Koning

Director Global Pharmaceutical Projects

With our sister companies within the Bilfinger group, and our knowledge network of Bilfinger Tebodin offices around the globe, we can help you select the best solutions for your needs.