International Sugar Journal

Sri Lankan government to build a new sugar factory [Full subscriber]

The government has approved the setting up of a new state sugar factory in Welioya in the Moneragala district, cabinet spokesman minister Ramesh Pathirana said.

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Tereos plans to close its sugar unit in Romania and to exit malt business [Full subscriber]

French sugar producer Tereos has reached an agreement with the grain cooperative Axereal to sell its stake in their malt business and is in consultation with unions to close its sugar business in Romania.

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Nigeria – AFC injects US$200 million in BUA Groups new build sugar project [Full subscriber]

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider, has approved a US$200 million to complete BUA Group’s vertically integrated sugar facility in Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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France – Two workers at Cristal Union’s sugar factory seriously burned [Full subscriber]

Two maintenance workers who worked at the Cristal Union sugar refinery, located in Villers-Faucon, in the east of the Somme, were badly burned on the morning of 9th November. They were sprayed with jets of boiling water. An investigation is underway

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Indonesia – Al Khaleej Sugar plans to invest US$2 billion in sugar factory complex [Full subscriber]

Dubai-based Al Khaleej Sugar Co. (AKS) plans to invest US$2 billion (IDR26.66 trillion) to build a new sugar factory along with a cogen unit and an ethanol plant, according to local press reports.

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Indonesia – Kapal Api to build a new cane sugar factory in Maluku Islands [Full subscriber]

Kapal Api, one of the top coffee producers in Indonesia, is investing in a new cane sugar factory in the Maluku Islands, according to a press release from BMA who is supplying the technology.

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Madagascar – Sugar factory closed in 2014 after riots to reopen [Full subscriber]

The Morondava sugar factory is expected to reopen soon, Prime Minister Christian Ntsay announced during the tour of the factory on 25th September.

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Thailand – Thai Roong Ruang’s sugar mill closed down for a week after 90 workers infected with Covid-19 [Full subscriber]

Thai Roong Ruang’s sugar mill in Si Thep district of Phetchabun has been ordered to close down for seven days until 2 August after about 90 factory workers were found to be infected with Covid-19, the provincial communicable disease committee announced.

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Tanzania – First phase of the US$300 million Bagamoyo sugar factory nears completion [Full subscriber]

Said Salim Bakhresa Ltd, the flagship company of the Bakhresa Group, recently announced that the first phase of the US$300 million new build sugar factory less than 80 kilometres from Tanzania’s commercial capital near the historical town of Bagamoyo in the Coast region is nearing completion and will officially start production by June 2022. Construction commenced in 2018.

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Ethiopia – New build Tana Beles sugar factory commences operations 7 years later than scheduled date [Full subscriber]

New build Tana Beles sugar factory is located in Amhara Regional State’s Jawwi district, some 576 kilometres north-west of Addis Ababa, commenced operations on May 18, 2021. The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inaugurated the factory on 6th June, which was originally scheduled to begin operation in 2014.

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