After three days, where they produced 700 tons of honey and juice to obtain alcohol, the plant of Antonio Guiteras, from the town of Delicias in the municipality of Puerto Padre, plans to start the sugar mill today, January 19.
This was stated by the engineer Ilán Delgado Vázquez, director of the agroindustrial sugar company Antonio Guiteras (EAA), and emphasized that these mills allow them to evaluate the state of the industry and agricultural machinery and correctly detail the objective to achieve the maximum possible. efficiency in the midst of today’s complexities.
Although they are almost a month late, because they plan to start on December 20, they are holding on to the goal of completing the goal of 39,387 tons of crude oil in a contest full of challenges that are now added and extended. The harvest lasts until April, a traditional rainy month.
With this objective and the commitment to reach the assigned number, they have already cut the pipe in eight positions, located on the property of the mill and in the towns of Manatí and Jesús Menéndez, the main suppliers of raw mill material.
Meanwhile, in “Majibacoa,” efforts are increasing to stabilize the operations of the factory affected by the repeated failures of the boiler feed pump and, now, by the breakdown of the mill chain, commented the engineer David Puig Brito, EAA territorial director.
The two plants plan to produce more than 61 thousand tons of crude oil, the highest figure assigned to a province in the country, a goal that requires grinding with stability and efficiency, taking advantage of the few material resources available to accomplish the effort.
It was reaffirmed a few days ago by José Carlos Santos Ferrer, first vice president of the Azcuba sugar group, in a meeting held with the main actors involved in the realization of the 2023–2024 harvest, which he called to do things well and with the necessary technological discipline. .
He also called for better use of scarce resources such as fuels, lubricants, tires, and batteries, and to take care of the production of sugar, honey, and alcohol.