UK – Al Khaleej planning to build over 500,000 t capacity beet sugar factory in Yorkshire [Registered]
Planning application has been submitted to Harrogate borough council for the construction of a new beet sugar factory in north Yorkshire.
Al Nouran’s US$ 360 million beet sugar plant will begin operating its first of four production lines of 14,000-ton beet per day, by Spring 2017.
Western officials announced earlier this year that the Torrington plant will close following the 2015 campaign, and sugar beets that would have been processed there will go Fort Morgan or Scottsbluff, where both plants are undergoing upgrades.
The expansion in beet processing capacity will be gradual, increasing first to 12,000 tonnes beet/day (tbd) rising to 15,000 tbd. The investment undertaken over the past two decades has already raised the factory’s beet processng capacity from 5,400 tonnes in 1997 to the current 11,000 tbd.