Nordzucker invested EUR 78.7 million in property, plant and equipment and intangible assets (previous year: EUR 74.1 million). Key investments were the first construction phase for the evaporation dryer in Örtofta, the second phase for the evaporation dryer in Nakskov, the construction of an 80,000-tonne sugar silo in Uelzen and the completion of the juice purification plant in Clauen and the wastewater treatment plant in Opalenica. As in the previous years, capital expenditure was focused on increasing efficiency, above all by saving energy, on compliance with regulatory requirements and on replacing existing assets. Creating additional silo capacities will remain an investment focus in the years ahead.
Capital expenditure in property,
plant and equipment and intangible assets
There were investment commitments of EUR 28.9 million as of the reporting date.