If the gas supply remains stable as in recent days and the repairs maintain the pace they now show - today above 80 percent - on December 25, the Majibacoa plant could greatly sweeten the news it represents to be the first to start of the 2023-2024 sugar harvest in the Balcón del Oriente Cubano (Cuban Eastern Balcony).
Majibacoa, Las Tunas.- David Puig Brito, director of the Majibacoa sugar agro-industrial company, told 26 they should have the factory ready to test 90 percent of the equipment on December 5; while one hundred percent of the machinery must be ready on the 12th, the date set for the general test exercise, which determines whether or not the mill is in condition to start the harvest.
In the first days of the campaign, the youngest of the Las Tunas sugar mills will only produce honey for the Delicias distillery, until the Antonio Guiteras Colossus, from Puerto Padre, starts up.
Once the “Guiteras” begins the milling, the “Majibacoa” will produce sugar; this time, with a plan close to 23 thousand tons, slightly lower than that of the last campaign.
The Derivatives area Will have refined wax as its leading product once again, and other lines highly in demand by livestock farmers will remain, such as pure honey, honey mixed with sugarcane bagasse, and multi-nutritional blocks.
The power plant -with its three turbos- must generate 12 megawatts per hour, energy enough to fully meet the demand of the industry and contribute to the National Electroenergy System (SEN, in Spanish).
In recent harvests, transportation and agricultural machinery have been the weak point in the production process here; however, in this that is about to begin, it could be a great strength since the Azcuba authorities in the province plan to send to the “to Majibacoa” all the equipment from the Amancio and Colombia sugar mills, which will not mil this time.
Specialists and area managers affirm that, in this final stretch of the repair process, the workers were asked about the need to extend working hours until 7:00 pm, and their response was favorable. Thus, it has been possible to recover the delays and then reach the current progress to seriously aspire to reduce the initial start-up forecast by 15 days.