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Nakambala Product Alignment And Refinery

CLIENT: Zambia Sugar Ltd / Illovo Sugar Ltd

LOCATION: Mazabuka, Zambia



Services Provided:

  • Conceptual design.
  • Engineering and design.
  • Project management.
  • Procurement and contract management.
  • Construction management.
  • Commissioning.

Project Scope:

The project ran from February 2015 to June 2016 and included the construction of a modern, high-specification refinery to more than double current annual refined sugar production capacity to around 100,000 tons and increase annual sugar production capacity from 420,000 to 450,000 tons through a range of smaller factory improvements. This project consolidated Zambia Sugar's position as Africa's single-biggest cane sugar producer and underlines the broader Illovo group strategy of focusing on growth within its domestic and regional markets and downstream opportunities to diversify its product mix. Bosch Projects were the EPCM consultants for the project and their equipment division supplied various items of process equipment into the project. As one of the largest projects undertaken by Bosch Projects to date, the project included number of “firsts” for Bosch Projects (including a greenfield sugar refinery).

Equipment supplied by Bosch Projects:

  • 50m high refined sugar conditioning silo.
  • Continuous Vacuum Pan.
  • Two Rotary Screens.
  • Press Water Clarifier.
  • Condensate Vessels.
  • Refinery Evaporator.


  • 1200 tons of structural steel erected.
  • 3400 m3 of concrete poured.
  • 1.6 km of piles installed.
  • 11 km of piping installed.
  • 280 items of equipment.
  • 2300 Bosch Projects drawings.
  • 1400 Vendor drawings.

Project Value: R840m