Weather Fiji, Suva   Max 30°C, Min 23°C

Fiji Sun

SUNBIZ

FSC Lautoka Mill Operations Update

FSC Lautoka Mill Operations Update
July 17
10:00 2018

This improved performance follows efforts by FSC engineering and Lautoka Mill staff, to increase factory throughput and performance during the past week

FSC’s Lautoka Mill crushed a season high of 5,377 tonnes of cane in the 24 hours to 8am on Sunday July 15, 2018.

In the process, a total of 417 lorries were offloaded at the factory.

This result increases the average crush at the Lautoka Mill over the last five days of crushing to 4,000 tonnes of cane per day in line with season to date targets.

This improved performance follows efforts by FSC engineering and Lautoka Mill staff, to increase factory throughput and performance during the past week.

FSC chief executive officer Graham Clarke says “the uplift has also been possible due the continuing committed efforts of cane farmers, cane cutters and harvester operators, as well as lorry drivers to ensure that cane deliveries have been maximised.”

“The Lautoka Mill operators have also been instrumental to this achievement.

“It has been a collective effort and they are all highly appreciated”.

Cane deliveries for Sunday have reduced, and it is anticipated that 3,000 tonnes of cane will be available for crushing. Once this cane is crushed, the factory will implement a scheduled maintenance and cleaning shut down, with crushing re-commencing yesterday as cane deliveries become available in suitable volumes.

Stakeholders are working together to achieve the best outcome possible and the results so far are encouraging.

 

Feedback:  maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj

Related Articles