Five workers were reportedly injured following an explosion at the Amalgamated Sugar’s beet sugar plant in Nampa, Idaho on 28th September, according to local press reports.
Austria – Inadequate beet supply forces closure of Agrana’s one of two sugar factories [Full subscriber]
The listed fruit, sugar and starch group Agrana is to close its beet sugar factory in Leopoldsdorf next year due to significant drop in sugar beet production, making it unviable to support two factories, according to local press reports.
Al Khaleej’s new build Canal Sugar factory is on track with construction and is set to produce 400,000 tonnes sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, according to the chief executive Islam Salem speaking at the Dubai sugar event in early February.
France – Tereos invests €17 million in upgrading Connantre plant’s beet-washing station [Registered]
Tereos is investing €17 million in a new beet-washing station at its largest plant. Scheduled to be operational by 2021, the unit will support processing of 28,000 tonnes of beet a day, compared to 24,000 currently. The current washing station was built in 1975.
Germany’s Sudzucker has temporarily mothballed its factory in Falesti, one of its two factories in Moldova. the plant will be closed until April 2021, according to a press release from the company on 23rd October.
Belgium – New beet sugar project in Seneffe needs to secure €27 million from grower shareholders [Full subscriber]
The planned new beet sugar factory in Seneffe needs to overcome two hurdles before the scheduled construction in April 2020.
Construction of the planned new build beet sugar factory in Feluy (Seneffe), which has already been green-lighted by the Waloon Region, is expected to commence in the spring of 2020, according to local press reports.
Kazakhstan – New US$150 million beet sugar plant expected to be operational by 2021 [Full subscriber]
A new beet sugar plant is planned at a 70-hectare site in Aksu city of Pavlodar region, according to local press reports.
The new beet sugar factory in Seneffe, costed at €327 million and planned to come onstream in 2021 has hit a glitch – the cooperative of beet processors (CoBT), party to the project, has not managed to secure the necessary funding in shares held by farmers after the second subscription period was opened to interested farmers.
Germany’s second-largest sugar producer Nordzucker will consolidate its sugar production in southern Sweden, closing one factory and investing €100 million in another. The move involves an undisclosed number of job losses, according to the company statement.