Gonzales engineering firm wins sugar plant contract

Staff Report

Louisiana Sugar Refining, LLC awarded an engineering contract to Davies Engineering Inc., a local engineering firm based in Gonzales, for work at its new sugar refinery currently under construction.

“Davies will be a great asset for us,” said Red Geurts, LSR general manager. “They will be doing the design of the electrical power distribution, control power distribution and lighting.”

When the refinery is complete, it will become the newest, and one of the largest capacity sugar refineries in the United States, the company said.

Davies was founded in 1974 as a multi-discipline engineering, procurement and construction management firm with 34 years of experience in solving engineering challenges throughout the Gulf Coast area.

Today, the company is a multi-faceted engineering firm offering clients a unique combination of engineering and construction management services throughout the U.S. as well as international.

“Davies takes pride in teaming with local industries in an effort to strengthen southern Louisiana’s economy” said Wally Byrd, Davies president.

Upon completion in early 2011, the refinery will make refined white sugar to be sold in dry bulk sugar form, in 50-pound bags and totes as well as liquid sugar.