Nordic Sugar kicks off beet campaign 2010
Over the next months, Nordic Sugar will be producing close to 6 per cent of Europe’s total sugar output.
The production season 2010 is now starting up at Nordic Sugar’s sugar factories in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Lithuania. In the period up to early January, close to 5,000 beet growers will be supplying sugar beet to the factories, which are expected to produce just over 811,000 tonnes of sugar in total.
Preparations for the campaign have reflected Nordic Sugar’s strategic focus on continued efficiency improvement and sustainability. Thomas B. Olsen, Managing Director, comments:
“We’ve completed a number of large and small-scale projects. In particular, we’ve invested in enhanced energy efficiency and logistics in our production. In Denmark, for instance, we’ve concentrated our storage capacity by erecting a new 60,000-tonne silo facility at the Nykøbing sugar factory. In Sweden, a considerable environmental investment allows us to improve utilisation of excess heat from production and increase our supply of heat to the local district heating grid, thus also bringing climate benefits.”
“We're ready for the campaign at all factories and are now looking forward to turning this year’s beet harvest into sugar products of the quality and multitude of varieties demanded by our customers.”
For further information:
Thomas B. Olsen, Managing Director, Nordic Sugar A/S, tel. +45 3266 2500
Dorthe Lindgreen, Communications/Manager, Nordic Sugar A/S, tel. +45 3266 2588 /
+45 4011 6695