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FSHIL Works Attract Regional Vessel Owners For Repairs, Service

FSHIL Works Attract Regional Vessel Owners For Repairs, Service
The Lady of Samoa was repaired by the Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL)
April 04
10:00 2018

 

A total of 137 vessels were received and serviced by Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL), last year – 24 more than their target for the year.

FSHIL although operates as a self-funded entity, is also a subsidiary company of Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL). Its core function is the slipping of marine vessels, carrying out ship repairs and maintenance, heavy industrial and engineering works.

Operations manager Lopeti Radravu said the number of vessels serviced by FHSIL last year surpassed their target.

“Our target was 113 vessels for each year but we did surpass our target last year, although less than 148 vessels dry docked in 2016,” Mr Radravu said.

“Our capacity for steel fabrication up to 3000 tonnes has made it possible for FHSIL to design multipurpose, roll-on-roll-off, steel hulled vessels, specifically for inter-island transport and trading,” he said.

‘Our skilled tradesmen are recognised for their skills, having fabricated the 40 tonne steel bridge box-grider, casting mould that was used in the pouring of the concrete support piles on the Rewa bridge construction, beginning in 2003 and completed in 2006.

“We undertake projects, such as the manufacture of steel fuel tanks for a variety of clients and more recently the fabrication of mooring buoys for Suva Harbour capable of holding 30 to 50 tonne vessels,” he said.

He said they are proud of not only to service the vessels from the region but fishing vessels from Asian countries that fish in the region.

“Due to our reputation as a trusted name in the Pacific built on the pride we take in on time delivery and our consistent track record of reliability. It also offers a reasonable price for its service compared to others,” he said.

“Our regional clients are from Solomon, Tonga, Tuvalu, Nauru, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and Vanuatu, and have also included some American registered fishing Fiji Ships and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL vessels.

“FSHIL finally secured the Samoa market after three decades with the dry docking of Samoan Government vessel Lady Samoa III last month.”

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