MOA, Holguín. — The implementation of a modern plant for producing sulfuric acid that directly benefit the productive processes inherent to obtaining nickel at the Pedro Sotto Alba company, was verified last Thursday by the Commander of the Revolution Ramiro Valdes Menendez.
During his visit to this mining town, Ramiro Valdes Menendez, also a Politburo member and Vice President of the Councils of State and Ministers, was aware that the plant, in a phase of adjustment and gradual increase of its productions, is already producing the 50 percent of its design capacity.
The sulfuric acid, obtained from sulfur, is an essential substance for the functioning of the technology installed in the Pedro Sotto, from a complex process in which the existent amounts of nickel are extracted in the mineral.
When the plant will be producing at its full capacity, which is expected for October, it could satisfy the hundred percent of the needs of raw material for this industry, that has traditionally imported.
Accompanied by, Minister of Energy and Mines Alfredo López, and the First Secretary of the Communist Party Holguín Luis Antonio Torres Iribar, the political leader was also interested in the fulfilment of the production plans in both plants of nickel existing in the territory, and in the actions for the maintenance and investments to ensure the stability of the efficiency indicators.
Before his arrival in Moa, Ramiro Valdés toured the construction works of a small hydroelectric rising in the municipality of Mayarí.