For this project, SSOE assembled a team specialized in cleanroom design and construction to engineer, design, and support construction of multiple basebuild systems including a cleanroom installation at Micron’s facility in Nampa, Idaho. The client, a semiconductor and memory manufacturer, relied on our expertise to provide support for the projects under a fast-track schedule, while managing multiple onsite subcontractors as we converted the building into a cleanroom facility.
After meeting with Micron and performing an exhaustive examination of the site, SSOE provided preliminary engineering and scope development services to clarify options for the facility. The existing structure required a thorough structural analysis to ensure that it could support future equipment installations, which we provided under a tight deadline. The structural scope included an exhaust stack support, utility racks, a bulk gas tank and the cleanroom ceiling. Our Process team created numerous systems including: ultrapure and hot ultrapure water, solvent waste, chemical delivery systems, bulk and specialty gasses. SSOE designed the cleanroom HVAC system for clean production space, and modified the existing HVAC system for the support areas. Working closely with the Micron, we collaborated and constructed the House Vac and OFA systems to meet the requirements of the upgraded facility and modified the air handlers to change capacity as needed. The coordination of the bulk tank and chilled water systems required constant cross-discipline communication and careful schedule management. The utilities for tools and building services, and controls were also included in our scope. Understanding Micron’s needs, we laid out the facility for future tool installations, and took care to include as much of the existing system as possible, while offering cost-effective recommendations for modifications and upgrades based on future need.
SSOE integrated Micron’s existing project documentation procedures with our own, which allowed for swift responses to critical questions and submittals. As a result of the success of this project, the Client has awarded us subsequent work, and we have built a profitable, ongoing partnership.