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Traffic Deal To Make Way For Power Plants

Pernix (Fiji) Limited has signed a Traffic Management Plan with road stakeholders that would see the easing of traffic when transporting heavy generators to Kinoya Power Station. These are needed
24 Nov 2014 10:36
Traffic Deal To Make Way For Power Plants
From left: Pernix Group chief executive & president Nidal Zayed, FEA chief executive, Hasmukh Patel and FRA Maintenance manager, Dale Nicholls at the signing yesterday.

Pernix (Fiji) Limited has signed a Traffic Management Plan with road stakeholders that would see the easing of traffic when transporting heavy generators to Kinoya Power Station.

These are needed for the construction of Fiji Electricity Authority’s $60 million 30MW Heavy Fuel Oil Generator project which Pernix secured the contract for in February.

The generators with a capacity of 8.924MW are expected to arrive in January.

Hence transporting of the machinery from the Port of Suva to the Kinoya Power Station require sthe traffic plan because of its magnitude.
The plan is a route set for the generators to pass through the roads which would be closed to the public.  It was signed on Friday at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

Pernix project manager Bill Adams said: “Each generator was initially supposed to take 7 to 8 hours but it will only take a total of 4.5 hours for each deliver.

Timeline
“We will set up the engines the third week of February with mechanical completion planned for June,” Mr Adams said of the project.

“This will be followed by pre-commissioning, start up and commissioning in July.”

The project is expected to complete in August.

The development of the expansion project is to satisfy all the mitigation factors set forth by MWH New Zealand Ltd.
Pernix Fiji, based in Caines Jannif Building, is the sister company United Sates based Pernix Group, a construction and power infrastructure company with integrated design and engineering capability.

Traffic Management plan Routes Affected:

– Suva Kings Road, Edinburgh Drive, Princes Road, Khalsa Road, Yasiyasi Road – Nadera, Ratu Dovi Road
The traffic plan set for mid January commences from 9.30am weekdays and 6am on weekends for about a week-and-a-half

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