Knight Piésold Ghana was incorporated in 1996, and since that time has been providing engineering and environmental consulting services within Ghana and neighboring West African countries. Our office in Accra is conveniently located in the exclusive Airport Residential Area – less than ten minutes away from the main international airport and a stone’s throw from the Accra Mall, the Accra Polo Grounds, and the major mining companies in the city.
The company consults for a significant number of mines in Ghana, growing as a recognized leader and specialist in mine tailings management within the country. Our mining expertise includes design, construction supervision, and management of tailings storage facilities; geotechnical site investigations; heap leach pad designs; and hydrological engineering, including water balance studies. Our environmental scientists provide a wide range of services, including the preparation environmental impact assessments to international standards, environmental audits, environmental management plans, and closure and costed reclamation plans. The company also operates a soils laboratory that works primarily in accordance to British Standard standards and carries out a complete set of soil and aggregate classification tests and specific soil strength tests.
Knight Piésold Ghana currently boasts 48 qualified engineers, environmental scientists, soil technicians, and support staff. Every year, all staff members come together to support our Schools Initiative Program, which forms a major part of our corporate social responsibility. The purpose of this initiative is to educate local high school students about engineering through a series of presentations and friendly competitions. In 2013, all staff collaborated to develop a charter for the company, which is “to create a working environment where Knight Piesold Ghana staff are happy and motivated to work as a team in understanding, achieving, and exceeding client expectations.” Our office works hard every day as a team to make this mission a reality.
The company is currently putting measures in place and working tirelessly to acquire ISO 9001 Quality Management certification in support of the more broad quality management structures within the Knight Piésold family.