Members of Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) received an invitation from MC-Bauchemie Ghana Ltd. for an exclusive factory tour and product demonstrations on 15th and 16th August 2019. The two (2) days were respectively for two delegations (tours) to enable effective and efficient interactions. The first delegation numbered 12 and the second delegation numbered 11. The venue was the MC-Bauchemie Ghana Ltd. Factory premises at Otinibi Junction in Amrahia.
The GhIE had collaborated with MC-Bauchemie towards establishment of this facility that is expected to enhance the concrete technology space within Ghana’s construction industry.
After an introductory meeting at the conference room, members toured the production facility where they were briefed by Mr. Vincent Oderah, the R&D Director about the production lines, operations and the various products. It was pertinent to know that about 40% of the material inputs were being sourced locally. The GhIE members advised that MC-Bauchemie ensures that all engineering practitioners involved in maintenance of the plant are registered with the Institution.
There were two (2) demonstrations. The first was in the quality control laboratory manned by a KNUST-trained Materials Engineer. She demonstrated how adequate water-cement ratios are maintained by using some products for increased concrete workability and flow. The second demonstrations were led by Patrick Adom Akoto, a KNUST-trained Civl Engineer. They highlighted use of a product for reinforced concrete repair, an improved water-bar for water-retaining reinforced concrete structures, products for water-proofing, a mortar-bonding product and a machine for wide-area applications. The 2-hour tour ended with a debriefing session during which MC-Bauchemie Sales Executives, Eric Eshun and Joseph Cudjoe Jnr were introduced to the GhIE members. Nana Ama Asanntewaa Nti of MC-Bauchemie Customer Care was also introduced. Members expressed their gladness and advised that the plant be replicated in other parts of the country due to its relatively small size.