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Project Objectives:

Corporate:

To reduce Guysuco's unit cost of production to a level that will ensure sustainable operations; new technologies and larger scale of operations will be used in both Agriculture and Factory to reduce costs by improving productivity and recoveries.

Targets:

Skeldon production cost - US$237 per tonne (10.8 cents /lb)

Industry production cost - US$265 per tonne (12.0 cents /lb)

Factory Specs/Technology

Performance parameters:

Capacity canes

350 tc /h 8 400 tc /d

Sugar

111 000 ts /y

Pol % cane

11.8 %

Fibre % cane

16.8 %

Extraction

97.0 %

Boiling House Recovery

88.1 %

Overall Recovery

85.5 %

Technical features:

  • Two punt dumpers in tandem
  • Shredder
  • Diffuser extraction
  • Modern technology, instrumentation and automation
  • Two boilers and two turbo-alternators; co-generation exporting 10 MW electrical power to Berbice
  • Continuous vacuum pans
  • Continuous high grade centrifugals
  • Rotary louver drier
  • Provision for refinery

Agri Data:

Expansion land :(see map)

Estate

Net cane ha

Block 1

765

Block 2

850

Block 3

850

Block 4

690

Block 10+

1530

Total

4685

Farmers

Moleson Creek

3125

Co-operatives

1040

Total

4165

Cane production by 2010:

Source

Harvest h

Tc/ha

'000 tc/y

Existing estate

4372

96

420

Estate expansion

4314

80

345

Subtotal

8686

88

765

Existing cane farmers

310

85

26

New cane farmers

3940

85

337

Subtotal

4250

85

363

Total

12936

87

1128

 

Project Mile Stone:

  • Guysuco Strategy Review - 1998
  • Project Definition - 1999
  • Mobilisation - 1999
  • World Bank Review - 2000 - Project delayed
  • Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) visit - 2002 - Project restarted
  • Project Management Agreement and additional mobilization - 2002
  • Factory tender opening - 2002
  • Factory site filled - 2003
  • Negotiation and MOU with CNTIC - 2003
  • Environmental Permit Issued - 2003
  • CDB loan approval - 2003
  • Request for co-generation study - 2003 - Project delayed
  • Co-generation study approved obtained - 2004 - Project restarted
  • All land leases obtained - 2004
  • Contract Negotiation - June 2004

Project Staff

  • Project Director - Paul Hough
  • Project Manager Agriculture - Peter Longely
  • Project Controller - Keith Williams
  • Project Manger Operations - Dwarka Bahadur
  • Project Accountant - Corletta Wilson
  • Civil Engineer - Richard Ketteringham
  • Asst Civil Engineer - Earl Grant
  • Agriculture Engineer - George Mc Intyre
  • Agriculture Engineer Trainee - Mohabir Ragnauth
  • Factory construction manager - Gordon Armstrong