The sugar industry still faces the challenge of having to further cut operating costs of factories. This applies to both older and more up-to-date plants. Often such optimisations go hand in hand with the wish to upgrade existing factory capacities.
The right solution for every factory
In its engineering projects, BMA always aims to optimise a plant's technological process and to improve its energy consumption. BMA's internal Engineering department has both suitable theoretical concepts for optimisation and extensive experience in the field. Over the past twelve months, BMA once again assisted many customers with its engineering services. Projects included both new factories, which could be designed with maximum efficiency from the outset, and existing plants. BMA always strives to improve these, taking into account local circumstances while aiming to keep existing machinery and equipment wherever possible. Tangible technological improvements are achieved with new equipment deployed at crucial stages of the process. In close agreement with each customer, BMA developed concepts for all cases, which reflected the latest in sugar technology and energy management. BMA thus always achieves the synthesis of the best technology, process design and tight investment budgets.
Selected engineering projects in 2015
|China||Dafeng Yinmore||Basic and detailed engineering for a new sugar refinery|
|El Salvador||Cassa Group||Basic concept for optimisation and extension of the Izalco and Chaparrastique cane sugar factories|
|India||Someshwar||Basic engineering for a new cane sugar factory|
|Morocco||Sunabel||Energy study for the reduction of steam consumption in the Ksar El Kebir beet sugar factory|
|South Africa||Malelane||Study on the options for optimisation and upgrade of a cane sugar factory|
|United States||American Crystal Sugar||Basic concept for optimisation and upgrade of the Drayton and East Grand Forks beet sugar factories|
|United States||Michigan Sugar||Basic concept for optimisation and upgrade of the Croswell beet sugar factory|
Steffen Kaufmann, Dr Fahmi Brahim