WHITE NILE SUGAR COMPANY, SUDAN
White Nile Sugar Company, Sudan is a Greenfield Sugar Project promoted by Kenana Sugar Company, AAAID, Egyptian investors and the Sudanese Government.
The Sugar factory is located about 168km from the capital city Khartoum on the east side of the White Nile River. It covers about 250,000 acres near Abu Hebera Village, White Nile State. The project area extends about 50km south of Al Kawa Town and as far north as the Khartoum-Rabak highway.
The White Nile Sugar Plant, inaugurated by HE President Omar al-Bahir on July 11th 2012, is the world’s least consumer of energy. Uttam Sucrotech International Private Limited is the EPC contractor this Africa’s largest Greenfield Sugar project - 24,000 TCD capacity Sugar Factory for Sugarcane Juice Extraction and World’s Largest Bagasse based Power Generation Plant - 104 MW.
The salient features of the project are:
Location: White Nile State
Plant Capacity: 24,000 TCD
Juice Extraction: 12 Nos. - 45” x 90” Mills in 2 Tandems
Power Co-generation: 104 MW
POSITIVE IMPACT OF THE PROJECT IN THE REGION
Sudan’s sugar consumption is around 1.2 million tonnes a year and at full capacity, the White Nile Sugar Company will produce 450,000 tonnes Sugar a year, which will fill the gap as the total annual production of Sudan is around 800,000 tonnes (from other Sugar Factories). This will not only eradicate the Sugar Imports completely but also create a scope for the Sugar Exports, which will bring additional foreign exchange to the nation.
White Nile Sugar Project is also contributing in fighting poverty and to the development of the out-growers of the region. The sugarcane fields of the out-growers are provided free of cost irrigation facilities. It is also providing numerous opportunities of employment.