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Sugar cane

Our Sugar Cane expertise

HVA International is a well-known Company in the field of integrated sugar complexes, For many decades HVA actively operated their own sugar factories in Africa (Ethiopia) and Indonesia. With time HVA moved to Consultancy and Management. At present HVA’s experts advise on Sugar Projects and prepare Business Plans after determining the feasibility and viability. The viability of sugar cane production includes aspects of sustainability whereby soil conservation, crop water consumption and air and water pollution are of importance in design and operations.

Integrated approach

Worldwide HVA also is  involved in studies on sugar complexes and cooperates as an independent consultancy and engineering company with other reputed Companies for the processing of cane. Modern technologies are incorporated in order to save on energy demand resulting in extra revenues on sales of electricity (co-generation).
HVA aims at fully integrated complexes including the production on ethanol from the molasses produced as by-product in the process of sugar fabrication.
The modern techniques in sugar cane production include precision agriculture whereby GPS based technologies are applied in mechanical harvesting of green cane determining tonnes of cane per ha maps. These diagrams are used for fertilizer application adaptations in subsequent crop. Similar modern systems are applied for herbicide application in order to reduce pesticide applications and arriving at certified sugarcane production.

HVA International can assist any Client with the initial reconnaissance, subsequently prepare the feasibility study and constitute the Business Plan  and assist the Client in engineering the financial package. At the time of implementation HVA will prepare the final design and supervise the contractors on behalf of the Client and if required assist in managing the Complex.

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Food Crops

Experience in a variety of crops

HVA has achieved international recognition in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, for the development of agricultural projects in the production and processing of a broad variety of crops. Our experience base spans the product chain from land development through production to processing and marketing. HVA has an extensive record of highly successful projects in both public and private sectors. Each project has its own characteristics and requirements no two are alike. We aim to develop solutions tailor-made to each individual project and its environment.

Flexible approach

We seek to adopt a flexible approach towards each assignment, taking into consideration local opportunities and constraints, and mobilizing the services of local businesses and organizations to contribute whenever possible. HVA has the knowledge and experts required to assist Clients in developing medium to largescale crop production and processing projects.

Oman – Date Palm by Products Study

 

In 2014-2015 HVA International as sub-contractor of Hail Agriculture of the United Arab Emirates, implemented a feasibility study to establish a feedmill with a capacity of 10 Mton/hour to utilize – chopped and treated date palm leaves, dates not suitable for human consumption and date by-products mixed with essential other raw materials – to produce a good concentrate for goats, sheep, cows and camels. The Project will also produce feed blocks based on date products.

Zambia – Cane Supply Study

 

HVA International (2013) conducted a due diligence survey on a Sugar Project in Zambia on behalf of Suedzucker, Germany. The present sugarcane productions per ha are far below the neighbouring Sugar Estate. Consultants prepared a listing of what to be done to improving the yields and to adapt a sustainable way of sugarcane production.