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Tiko Oil Refinery and Margarine Factory

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This vegetable oil refinery and canning factory was constructed for Tiko. Being built next to Toamasina Port, it is designed to resist 280km/hour winds and saline marine environment. It has floors of reinforced concrete on our composite style decking and anti skid galvanised durbar plate floors. There is galvanised steel mesh floors where through ventilation and drainage is needed. It has stairs as well as hooped ladder access to working platforms. The steel factory has ridge ventilation, louvres and windows.

To add value, Ravalomanana also asked REIDsteel to build a steel framed margarine factory. Originally, it was going to be positioned up-country, where it would have been sheltered from strong winds. However, it was later decided that it should be erected next to the Edible Oil Factory. The building would not have been able to withstand high wind speeds in the case of a cyclone, so REIDsteel doubled the number of purlins and positioned the joists more closely.

For more information on Tiko:

Tiko - REIDsteel Story
Tiko Rice Mill, Madagascar
Tiko Wheat Mill


Tiko Margarine Factory at Port Toamasina, with the Edible Oil Factory to its right.

External view of completed Tiko Oil factory

Internal view of Oil factory

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