Mozambique: Sena sugar factory to reach installed capacity within three years

28 July 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 July – The Sena sugar factory in the province of Sofala in central Mozambique, is investing in order to reach its installed capacity within the next three years, the factory’s director, Stephanies Isautier told Macauhub.

According to Isautier, contacted over the telephone, after sugar production was re-launched in 2001, the factory has made annual investments of around US$3 million.

The initial investment in this factory, after production was halted due to the civil war, was US$257 million.

The factory’s director said that its installed capacity was 110,000 tonnes per year.

For this year, she said the factory would produce 70,000 tonnes of sugar, which will be sold on to the National Distribution Directorate (DNA) which is responsible for placing the sugar on the European Union (EU) and Unites States markets.

In 2001 the Sena factory produced 21,000 tonnes of sugar.
Mozambique has six sugar factories, although only four are in operation.

In most cases the factories are South African investments as well as from Mauritius. (macauhub)