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Leaders in providing Client-focused sugar engineering solutions

Bosch Projects’ Sugar Sector is internationally renowned for providing creative and Client-focused sugar engineering and technology solutions in the following areas:

  • Sugar cane production and agribusiness
  • Cane sugar mills and refineries
  • Sugar technology development and equipment supply
  • Cogeneration
  • Ethanol

With offices in the UK, Brazil, South Africa and Kenya, we have designed and implemented small and large-scale greenfield and brownfield projects globally. These cost-effective, quality solutions encompass the best in innovative engineering. The result is efficient and reliable performance that meets our Clients’ needs every time. With more than 58 years in the sugar industry, we have honed an impressive range of capabilities and services which include:

Strategic Planning and Feasibility Studies

  • Fatal flaws analysis, pre-feasibility, feasibility and bankable feasibility studies.
  • Evaluation of techno/economic factors affecting sugar, ethanol, co-generation and by-product production at brownfield and greenfield sugar factories.
  • Strategic input to Client’s teams as required.
  • Due diligence appraisals of sugar factories for investment purposes
  • Lenders technical adviser
  • Project structuring and funding.
  • Factory technical audits

Sugar Technology Selection

  • Techno/economic evaluation of equipment and new technologies to maximise return on investment.
  • Appraisal and introduction of appropriate Brazilian technology to Clients (sugar and ethanol) through our Brazilian office.
  • Specific R&D requirements in conjunction with the Client
  • By-product development

Design and Engineering

  • Multi-disciplinary integrated design and engineering capabilities
    Energy and mass balance modelling (sugar, ethanol and co-generation)
  • Sugar process engineering
  • 3D laser scanning
  • Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs) and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Brownfield factory capacity upgrades and performance improvements
  • Factory thermal energy improvements
  • Steam and power generation plant integration and cogeneration
  • Design of new, high efficiency, low cost sugar factories, ethanol plants and refineries
  • Design of sugar handling, conditioning and storage silos, packaging and warehousing plants
  • Advanced design capacity including CAD 3D modelling
  • Design of trash separation and recovery systems
  • Electrical network capacity studies for plant expansions
  • Power system modelling / simulations using PowaMaster and DigiSilient software
  • Grid connected generation compatibility studies
  • Lighting designs
  • Power factor correction designs
  • Design of 132kV – 33kV substations and switchyards
  • Design of HV/MV overhead lines up to 132kV
  • General plant MV and LV distribution design
  • Design of motor control centres (E&I)

Project Delivery

  • Owners Engineer Role
  • Project and construction management for small- and large-scale projects
  • HAZOP studies
  • Project planning and schedule management
  • Change control
  • Cost control
  • Quality management (ISO Certified)
  • Health and safety management
  • Compilation of a suite of FIDIC, NEC3 and bespoke contracts
  • Technical and commercial tender adjudication
  • Contract administration
  • Procurement management
  • EPCM contract implementation

Operational Support and Training

  • Diffuser and mills performance improvement programmes
  • Process audits and troubleshooting
  • Operations planning
  • Engineering and laboratory audits
  • Best practice benchmarking
  • Management of performance improvement projects
  • Temporary operational staff placements
  • Training (through Bosch Ulwazi)

Steve Rosettenstein: Sector Director – Sugar

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