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Thanks to a successful client relationship that CMB established with IQE in 2015 at their original St. Mellons plant, we succeeded in working alongside them again on this unique and large-scale project with work commencing back in September 2017.

IQE acquired the former LG plant after it sat empty and without purpose for 20 years, turning it into a successful semi-conductor foundry with a high standard of installation and production over an 18-month period.

CMB worked alongside IQE as a main contractor on the project and handled the colossal task to a high standard whilst keeping to deadlines. There was an urgent requirement to make production available as soon as possible in which we made use of temporary air handling units and chillers for client requirements, providing process cooling water and associated services for the reactor bays.

The site continued to successfully develop around the temporary set up until we were in the position to switch to the permanent systems and de-commission the temporaries. There are now 10 production bays in operation with the potential of reaching 100.

The current value of this project is estimated at £41 million and we are pleased to say that we have been asked to propose maintenance services to carry on our attendance and relationship with IQE to further develop and improve on this project.

This award-winning project has been of importance to us at CMB in recognising our progress in leading the way in providing infrastructure and specialised services to the semi-compound conductor industry.

The project was successfully completed by the team consisting of:

Bertie Borley – Director
Robert Webb – Site manager
Steven Page – Project Manager
Liam Wozencroft – Site supervisor
Pete Cole – Quantity Surveyor
Matt Morris – Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Elain Green – Secretary

We would also like to thank all other participants for their hard work and contributions which made it an enjoyable and memorable project to be part of.

Project Information

Location: Newport

Services: Mechanical & Electrical

Client: IQE

Value: £40 Million

Duration: 3 Years



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