International Sugar Journal

Oman – Construction of the new US$350 million sugar refinery to commence in mid-year [Full subscriber]

The construction work on a long-awaited sugar refinery project – the first of its kind in Oman – at Sohar Port and Freezone will commence around mid-year. The project was first conceived in 2013, according to local press reports.

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USA – Construction of a new micro sugar refinery in New York state commences [Full subscriber]

Miami-based Sucro Sourcing has begun demolition and refurbishment for its new sugar refinery at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna, New York state.

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Bangladesh – BMA secures €62 million contract for new sugar refinery [Full subscriber]

BMA, one of the leading suppliers of sugar technology, sealed in October 2020 a €62 million contract to fit the new sugar refinery in Bangladesh with a wide range of machinery and equipment, according to the company’s press release.

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Mauritius – Alteo to close its sole sugar refinery [Full subscriber]

Mauritius’ largest sugar company Alteo announced on 13th June that it would close its only refinery.

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Bangladesh – Meghna Sugar Refinery inaugurated [Full subscriber]

Meghna Group of Industries (MGI), a leading Bangladeshi business group, recently inaugurated Meghna Sugar Refinery at the Narayanganj district, Dhaka of Bangladesh, along with eight other new enterprises from cement to biscuit making, according to local press reports.

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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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