The National Sugar Company (Iansa) announced the closure of the beet sugar plant the city of Los Angeles in the Biobío Region on 29th September, according to local press reports.
The board of the Chilean Industria Azucarera Nacional SA (IANSA), confirmed on 26th July that it is shutting down its beet sugar plant in Linares.
The Mazouz group will inaugurate its new sugar refinery with a capacity of one million tons per year on July 5, according to the CEO Ahmed Mazouz reported in the local press.
The facility in Al Sharkiya province will co-refine sugar after the beet campaign is over. Beet sugar output is expected to be 250,000 tonnes annually. Sugar beet will be sourced from farmers in the province. The plant has a refining capacity of 300,000 tonnes, Mahmoud said.