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Pongola 280 TCH Expansion

CLIENT: Illovo Sugar Limited

LOCATION: Pongola, South Africa



Services Provided:

  • Scope Definition
  • Cost Estimates
  • Engineering & Design
  • Engineering Support for Construction
  • Commissioning

Project Scope:

  • In November 1997, Illovo commissioned Bosch Projects to investigate upgrading the Pongola Mill from 230 TCH to 280 TCH and to improve recoveries and energy efficiencies. Bosch Projects commenced the first phase at the end of July 98, to be completed in time for the 1999 crushing season.


  • Two direct contact mixed juice heaters
  • Existing mixed juice heaters reconfigured to clear juice heating duty
  • 2000m2 falling film evaporator
  • Rearrangement of the evaporators
  • 160m3 vertical C crystalliser
  • Two continuous B centrifugals
  • 30 MW heat rejection cooling tower
  • Pumps, MCCs, instrumentation

Project Value: $10 million