A state-of- the -art Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) batching plant to supply the construction industry with quality and standardised quality concrete products was on Wednesday inaugurated in Accra.
The ELKOMIX-120 Quick Master Compact Concrete Plant located at the East Legon Hills in Accra has an operational capacity to produce between 100-110 cubic-meter per hour vibrated concrete.
Additionally, it has 20 cubic-meter four-compartment bay aggregate storage bins, with capacity to store a combined total of eight cubic meters with an overhead aggregate weigh hopper of 5000 kg connected to transfer conveyor to the concrete mixer.
Manufactured in Turkey, the RMC plant is also equipped with a two 100-ton silos with a combined storage capacity of 200 tonnes of cement to meet the demand from users for high quality concrete products for all forms of construction work.
The Board Chairman of VPL Concrete Limited and Nkosuohene of Kwahu Nkwatia, Nana Owiredu Wadie I, said Ghana had experienced a lot of growth in infrastructure over the past years, adding that, the change had resulted into the huge investment in technology in the building and the construction sector by VPL Concrete Limited, a wholly-owned Ghanaian company.
Nana Wadie I said the batching technology mitigates pollution of the immediate environment, saying that he was hopeful that the batching plant would ensure standardisation in the country’s construction industry.
“This concrete batching plant is just one of the many technological advancement that have been identified by the board of this great company as having the potential to help us to standardise construction in Ghana,” he added.
For his part the Managing Director of VPL Company Limited, Mr Simon Kombla Agbenyegah Ayivi said apart from the direct jobs in terms of its staff, the company’s operation had so far created many indirect job along the construction value chain.
He said in spite of economic turbulence, the company was committed to cost effective service stressing that “when things become tough one way to make your business survive is to try as much as possible to reduce cost and one way to do that is to source your materials from ideal places.”
The event was attended by Mr Kwadwo Yeboah Wadie, a shareholder and Director of the company and the founder and Senior Pastor of Agape House New Testament Church in Ghana, Richard Whitcomb and some industry players.
BY NORMAN COOPER