HVA International conducted a due diligence survey on a Sugar Project in Zambia on behalf of Suedzucker, Germany. The present sugarcane productions per ha were far below the neighbouring Sugar Estate. HVA-experts prepared a listing of measurements for improving the yields and adapting a sustainable way of sugarcane production.
HVA International is contracted to study 4 sites in view of establishing green sugar projects. The preselected locations require more detailed studies related to water availability, draining the swamp, and land ownership before the best site can be selected and further full feasibility study prepared .
HVA in association with another Dutch international operating consultancy Company, conducted a study for the feasibility of a sugar project along the Wabe Shebelle river in Eastern Ethiopia. The crop had to be irrigated with a CP system. The overall project area amounted up to 11,000 ha under sugarcane and a mill capacity of 6000 TCD.
HVA concluded a contract in 2016 with the purpose to effectively expand the cane supply to a sugar mill. The consultants opted for a combination of increasing the cane yield level of the existing cane land, by optimizing the cane farms of the out-growers. The measures included a.o., adjustments of the cane cycle length and the fertilizer distribution and optimization of the harvesting system. Another measure was the expansion of the cane region and the addition of more farmers/ out growers. Further adjustments were made in the communication methods with the farmers.
In 2012 HVA International was requested to update their feasibility study (final report in 2008) on the Tana Integrated Sugar Project ( TISP ). Mumias Sugar Company in Kenya, the owner of the study for an integrated sugar production, energy generating and alcohol production unit, aiming at a 10,000 TCD factory for about 20,000 ha sugarcane land. The energy production is based on a more energy efficient sugar mill, saving bagasse which is used to generate surplus electricity. Molasses – the other major by-product – is fermented and the alcohol prepared for direct sales.