Marromeu sugar mill starts working again after ten days of stoppage

Açucareira de Marromeu volta a funcionar depois de dez dias de paralisação

The sugar factory in Marromeu, Sofala, recorded losses of more than 20 million meticais following the ten-day stoppage caused by a fire that destroyed the control room.

The plant started up again this Tuesday at full capacity.  

The losses correspond to about six thousand tons of sugar cane that was already prepared to be transformed into sugar and that, due to the stoppage, ended up rotting.

Luc Burton, the financial director of the Seine Company, explains that six hundred tons of sugar would be produced.

Interviewed by phone by Radio Mozambique, Luc Burton says that the company has decided to extend the current production campaign, which was scheduled to end on October 30th, for another ten days. 

The fire, which destroyed various computer equipment in the control room of the Marromeu sugar factory, was caused by a short circuit, according to the investigation carried out by the factory itself.

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