$92 Million Biomass Power Plant To Operate In May, Says CEO Lee
The $US45 million ($F92m) Biomass Power Plant in Nabou, Nadroga is expected to operate by May this year.
The total construction is more than 80 percent complete undertaken by Nabou Green Energy Ltd (NGEL).
Firm’s CEO Jun Hyung Lee said the construction would be completed next month and would commercially operate on the first week of May this year.
“We need to do more testing work for safety reasons, and any other issues that need to be sorted,” Mr Lee said.
“At the moment, we are doing some testing work. All the mechanical work is done; we are left with the wiring work and some civil works.
Mr Lee added everything was on schedule, but because of cyclone Tropical Cyclone Winston, there was a slight delay in the construction.
“There was not much damages because we were prepared for the cyclone and we had properly stored all our machines and equipment before TC Winston struck,” Mr Lee said.
According to him, the design for the biomass plant was to surmount natural disasters.
“The biomass plant is strongly built and it can overcome cyclone that is stronger than Winston and also even earthquakes,” he said.
The project is the first Independent Power Project (IPP) in the Pacific. such he said. A joint venture between Korea and Fiji.
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