BUA Sugar Test-Runs Port Harcourt Factory Equipment

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The management of BUA Group, one of the leading conglomerates in Nigeria, has announced testing some of the equipment it brought into the country for the smooth running of its sugar factory in Rivers State.

BUA Group, which announced recently that it was planning a massive slashing of prices of its products like sugar, pasta, flour and others, has a plant in Port Harcourt, the capital of the South-South state of the country.

The BUA Sugar Refinery is situated on 26, Azikiwe Road, opposite Port Harcourt Mall and the company is preparing to commence full production in the coming days or weeks.

In a message to residents of the area on Friday, BUA Group said it would be testing the equipment and that this process would result into the generation of lots of noise at the initial. It, however, assured that this would reduce with time.

“This is to inform the people of Port Harcourt and its environs that the newly constructed BUA Sugar Refinery on 26, Azikiwe Road, opposite Port Harcourt Mall, will be testing its equipment in coming days.

“This will generate lots of noise at the starting stage. However, it will reduce to normal decibels thereafter,” the statement seen by Business Post on Friday morning read in part.

Concluding, the coming advised “the general public not to panic,” assuring that, “It is a safe operation which will come to an end in a few days.”

BUA Group has been carrying various massive investments in Nigeria.

Earlier this year, the company signed a deal with Wartsila Oy of Finland for the construction of a 48 megawatt power plant for Sokoto Cement Line III in Sokoto State and according to its executive chairman, Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu, the project is expected to boost operations of the company and help in achieving its quest for expanding its market share in Nigeria. READ IT HERE

This deal came two months after BUA Group announced that it had signed a contract with world’s renowned cement manufacturing company, CBMI, for the construction of a new cement line in Sokoto State. READ IT HERE

The new cement plant is Sokoto would add to BUA Group’s current cement assets; the six million MTPA Obu Cement I & II plants in Okpella, Edo State, the 500,000mtpa Edo Cement Plant, the 1.5million MTPA Kalambaina Cement Plant and the 500,000 Sokoto Cement Plant, bringing its total installed capacity to 11 million MTPA when completed.

BUA Group, which owns over 90 percent stake in CCNN Plc, is widely acclaimed for its high capacity utilisation, efficiency and quality of its products.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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