Public Sector Projects 

Client: Government of Ethiopia 

Location: Finchaa Valley, Ethiopia

Project: The Finchaa Sugar Factory (FSF) commenced operations in January 1998. In October 1994, Schaffer was awarded the contract for the turnkey design, engineering, procurement and construction of the FSF complete with: 

4,000 tons cane per day sulphitation sugar plant expandable to 6,000 tons cane per day;  7.0 MW cogeneration facility expandable to 10.5 MW;  and a 45,000 liter per day anhydrous ethanol plant.  The engineering, design and procurement began in February 1995 and site work began in April 1995. The first cane was ground in late January 1998 and commercial operations commenced at that time.

Client: Government of Mali 

LocationMarkala, Mali 

ProjectFeasibility Study (USTDA); Agricultural Trials Program (USAID); Financial Packaging; A Public/Private Partnership. 

Proposed sugar/ethanol/cogeneration project consists of a sugar factory of 8,000 MT cane per day design capacity located on 15,000 Ha of irrigated cane land in theSegou region. Total annual cane production projected at 1.53 million MT; production – approximately 195,000 MT sugar/year; 25 million liters ethanol; 30 MW power. Public private partnership structured, financial packaging/investor pre-qualification and selection. Raised over $600 million in equity and debt financing.  Assistance in scoping the requirements and development of the ESIA, the Poverty Alleviation Plan, the Resettlement Action Plan Prepared project specifications, cost estimates, prequalification of plant providers, design/preparation of the bid documents, evaluation with assessment of the various cost parameters, visits to manufacturers’ facilities with the investor, facilitated the contract discussions and negotiations. 

Client: Government of Sudan

LocationKosti, Sudan 

Project: The Kenana Sugar Company Factory commenced operations in March 1980. Schaffer was responsible for the design, engineering and construction management for the factory construction and erection between 1975 and 1979. Thereafter, Schaffer provided an operations management team for harvesting, transport and factory between 1979 to 1984. From 1984 until sanctions were imposed, Schaffer participated in the designing and engineering of all subsequent expansion programs. 

Design Capacity: Raw Sugar Factory/Refinery; 17,000 MTCD Expanded to: 22,000 MTCD (1999); Refined White Sugar – 300,000 MTY  

Client: Port of Houston 

LocationLagos, Nigeria

ProjectOur team led a dried port development project for the Lagos Port Authority, focusing on inland ports. The project also included facilities development in the Port of Guanta, Venezuela