Ambassador He attends launching ceremony of Chinese investment
2019/11/22

On November 22nd, Ambassador He Xiangdong visited Dundalk and attended the launching ceremony of a new vaccine manufacturing facility by WuXi Vaccines, which is WuXi Biologics' subsidiary and engaged in human vaccine Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) business. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland, Heather Humphreys T.D., as well as local government officials and media reporters attended the ceremony.

Ambassador He congratulated the launch of the project. He said that WuXi Biologics is a global bio-pharmaceutical and R&D enterprise based in China. Its new investment in Ireland shows that Chinese companies are willing to achieve technological innovation and win-win business through global cooperation.

WuXi Vaccines will invest 240 million US dollars to build a new vaccine manufacturing facility in Dundalk. It is located within the WuXi Biologics Campus adjacent to the “Factory of the Future” biologics drug substance manufacturing facility. The vaccine manufacturing facility will supply vaccine products to the global market. The investment will create 200 highly-skilled jobs in Ireland.

In April 2018, WuXi Biologics announced plans to invest €325 million over five years in a new biologics drug substance manufacturing facility on the greenfield site in Mullagharlin, Dundalk, Co. Louth. The project is currently progressing smoothly and is scheduled for commercial manufacturing in 2021.

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