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Tuesday22 July 2014

Fletcher Rae lands Nigeria work

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Manchester firm is lead designer on £138 million needle factory

Manchester practice Fletcher Rae has been appointed lead design co-ordinator on a medical manufacturing factory in Nigeria.

The firm will manage 26 consultants working on the £138 million deal at Port Harcourt. The scheme is being backed by the World Health Organisation.

The new factory will produce one billion auto-disabled syringes – which cannot be used again after one use – as part of a drive to reduce the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases.

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Fletcher Rae’s medical manufacturing factory in Nigeria

It will also make one billion hypodermic needles and 120 million infusion sets.

The 50,000sq m complex will be operated by Integrated Medical Industries and is due to be completed in April 2014.

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