International Sugar Journal

Saudi Arabia – New Durrah sugar refinery scheduled to be operational in March 2020 [Full subscriber]

The new Durrah sugar refinery in Yanbu is now scheduled to commence operations in March 2020, according to the CEO of Cosumar, Mohamed Fikrat.

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Bangladesh – Consortium loans Meghna US$82 million for new sugar refinery [Registered]

Meghna Sugar Refinery Ltd, a sister concern of Meghna Group of Industries, has secured a loan of US$82 million from a consortium of foreign financial institutions to establish a sugar refinery plant at Meghna Economic Zone in Narayanganj, according to local press reports.

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Mozambique – Tongaat Hulett’s new backend refinery becomes operational [Full subscriber]

The Mozambican government recently announced that from 2019 the country will stop importing refined sugar from South Africa and from eSwatini (Swaziland) as new backend refinery becomes operational, according to local press reports.

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Qatar to build 110,000 tonnes capacity sugar refinery for strategic reasons [Full subscriber]

Qatar is going to build a new sugar refinery to address lack of access to sugar supplies from refineries in the Gulf countries after the economic and political ties were cut off with Doha more than a year ago, reported Reuters.

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Thailand – Kaset Phol Sugar to build a new US$335 mln refinery [Full subscriber]

Mitsui & Co. and Mitsui Sugar which jointly operate the Kaset Phol Sugar (KSP) mill are investing JPY37 billion (US$335.4 mln) for the construction of new sugar refinery and warehouse, according to a recent press release.

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Algeria – Beet sugar processing plant planned at a new refinery [Full subscriber]

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.

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Iraq – Etihad buys more raw sugar for its refinery from Alvean [Registered]

Etihad Food Industries has bought six cargoes, each of 42,000 tonnes, of raw Brazilian sugar from Geneva-based Alvean as it continues to negotiate for a new long-term contract, a senior executive at the Iraqi company said.

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Nigeria – Chinese company to build a sugar refinery in the Benue State [Registered]

The Chinese company Tidfore Heavy Equipment Group has signed a US$200 million Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with Benue State government for the construction of a sugar refinery in the state, according to local press reports.

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Israel – Kiryat Gat sugar refinery to be closed down by end of the year [Full subscriber]

Sugat announced on 2nd July that it would close down its sugar refinery in Kiryat Gat in six months, according to local press reports.

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Algeria – New sugar refinery inaugurated by the Prime Minister [Registered]

The Tafraoui sugar refinery complex, located in the Oued Tlélat daïra in Oran, was inaugurated on 19 April by the Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, according to local press reports.

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