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. At present, HVA-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.

Integrated approach

Worldwide, HVA is also involved in studies on sugar complexes 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 and other crafts like drones and advanced sensors are supporting the mechanical harvesting of green cane and determine parameters like the tonnes of cane per ha etc. The data is also 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 PlanĀ  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.

Ethiopia – Green Sugar Project Study

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.

Kenya – Cane Supply Study


HVA concluded a contract in 2014 to conduct a study How to effectively expand the cane supply to the existing rehabilitated mill. 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 ( cane cycle length, fertilizer distribution, optimal harvesting system ). Secondly in expanding the cane region and adopting newly registered farmers. Consultants advised the Management to improve communication with the farmers.