[CASE STUDY] Catapult

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William Dyer Electrical on behalf of BES has completed a project that encompassed electrical services for 1,000 sqm of cleanroom and laboratory space

The total scheme was an £8.1 million ($10.5m) design and build project to deliver Compound Semiconductor Applications (CSA) Catapult’s facility in the world’s first compound semiconductor cluster in South Wales.

The Catapult Innovation Centre will drive advances in compound semiconductor technology and applications, enabling the UK to spearhead future technologies, including autonomous vehicles, 5G mobile networks, renewable energy and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The completed project is of national and international significance, launching a facility that will become a hub for high-tech research and development and support the UK’s growth potential in emerging sectors.

The scope of work for William Dyer Electrical UK Ltd encompassed all electrical services to 1,000 sqm of cleanroom and laboratory space.



The advanced labs and cleanrooms have been designed and built as part of this project will play a key role in helping the UK capitalise on the next wave of technological discovery and our multi-disciplinary approach to managing the delivery of sophisticated facilities from concept through to validation means that William dyer Electrical UK Ltd were the ideal partner for the project.

The works included an IS0 Class 7 cleanroom along with a number of laboratory environments, including a photonics lab, a power electronics lab, an advanced packaging suite, an evaluation lab, a radio frequency lab and a high-power lab.

All labs and cleanrooms have been constructed from specialist cleanroom partitioning and contain client equipment including Climate Chambers, a Shaker Chamber and optical tables.


William Dyer Electrical UK Ltd was also responsible for installation of a new electrical plant supplies and controls on the second floor to accommodate the project’s complex HVAC requirements, along with a new ground floor substation and LV Panels.