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Cane sugar plants EPC construction
Cane sugar is produced by means of technologies rather similar to those used in a beet sugar plant and are also fully mastered by DSEC.
DSEC will select the most appropriate methodology for extracting the juice from the cane after its first shredding. The extraction operation will be performed using mill tandem or cane diffusion while additional mills will press the residual solid (bagasse) in order to increase its fibre content. Pressed bagasse is used as fuel for the plant combined heat and power generation that will generally export electricity to the public grid. The choice between mill tandem and diffuser will be highly dependent on plant capacity, cane characteristics, expected extraction performances and plant general concept.
As for beet sugar plants, DSEC has a perfect knowledge of these operations as well as of subsequent technologies for cane sugar production, i.e. purification, evaporation, crystallisation, etc… The design of all auxiliary equipment and facilities that are inherent to any industrial facility is fully mastered by DSEC.
As naturally produced sugar in a cane mill (raw sugar) still contains some impurities and has a particular coloration, it needs to be refined. The refining operation can be designed by DSEC so that the mill itself will produce refined sugar or as a stand-alone refinery fed with imported raw sugar and located close to the consumer market.