Other Backward Integration Sites
For the achievement of our 1.5 – 2.0 million metric tons of refined sugar from locally grown sugar cane from our integrated sugar sites across Nigeria, our strategy is to farm more than 150,000 hectares of land in addition to Savannah Sugar Company Limited.
Integrated sugar mills will be sited at various locations to:
- Refine white sugar from locally grown sugarcane to sell into local markets and where appropriate, to export to other markets across West Africa.
- Generate power from bagasse for own use, with any excess electricity being sold to the national grid.
- Produce Fuel Ethanol (ethyl alcohol).
- Produce Animal feed from molasses and bagasse.
- Produce Bio-Fertilizer from press mud /filter cake during sugar manufacturing.
NASARAWA SUGAR COMPANY LIMITED
The Nasarawa Sugar Company Limited, is one of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc Backward Integrated Projects. The Nasarawa Sugar Company Limited is a 60,000 hectares Sugar Project located at Tunga, Awe Local Government Area, of Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
The Memorandum of Understanding with the Nasarawa state government was signed, in June 2017, and the compensation for the land in the sum of N3.25 billion fully paid to the land owners.
The land clearing and development for the 50 Ha seed cane farm has also been completed, and work on another 150 Ha area for planting commenced in early 2018. The agricultural and factory design amongst others are ongoing and will be completed for full implementation to commence during the 2018/2019 crop season.
Lau/Tau Project, Taraba State
This first phase of the project has begun with pre-project implementation activities and the development of our Lau/Tau project site in Taraba State. The Lau & Tau Sugar Project will be the first of the new sites to be developed over the next three years. The area is located on the south bank of the Benue River in Taraba State, about 30 km Northeast of Jalingo, in Taraba State.
The total land area at Lau/Tau is 30,000ha. The project will produce 2.3 million tonnes of sugarcane. Lau/Tau will have a cane milling factory capable of handling 12,000 tonnes/day, and the aim is to produce 250,000 tonnes of refined sugar per annum.
The 20 hectares seed cane farm developed at Lau, was harvested for the propagation of the backward integration projects.