[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) production for last week has smashed several records that were set in 2012 and 2010 at the Skeldon and Uitvlugt estates.
According to a release from the company, the industry produced 10,539 tonnes of sugar for the week ending September 25; the highest weekly production since March, 2009.
It was stated that Skeldon factory has recorded 2,662 tonnes of sugar surpassing its previous highest of 2,502 tonnes which was achieved in October 2012. Blairmont factory grounded for 156 hours for the week, the highest ever achieved by that location.
Meanwhile, Uitvlugt factory produced 1,125 tonnes of sugar, recording its highest weekly production since October, 2010 and Skeldon, Albion, Rose Hall and Blairmont factories have all surpassed their revised weekly grinding hours of 135.
“Skeldon, Albion, Rose Hall, Blairmont, East Demerara and Uitvlugt Estates have all made significant contribution in ensuring the Corporation surpassed 10,000 tonnes of sugar for the week. As a result of their individual performance the workers on those locations will each be benefiting from one day weekly production incentive,” the release stated.
It was noted too that for the just concluded week, Skeldon Estate supplied the Guyana Power and Light Inc 1,328,000 KWh of electricity using bagasse fuel. This brings the total power supplied for the year to date to 26,935,000 KWh.
As at September 28, 2015 Sugar production for the crop to date is 67,466 tonnes and 148,610 tonnes for the year to date.