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$80m Syrup Mill To Commission In Two Years

Fiji Sugar Corporation’s $80 million syrup mill project is expected to start this year and take up to two years to complete. The syrup mill, which is part of the
05 Jan 2015 11:34
$80m Syrup Mill To Commission In Two Years

Fiji Sugar Corporation’s $80 million syrup mill project is expected to start this year and take up to two years to complete.

The syrup mill, which is part of the corporation’s strategic plan, is set to be on the site of the Penang Sugar Mill in Rakiraki as the mill had reached its economic and operational potential.

Penang would produce syrup which would then be taken to the Rarawai Mill at Ba.

It was earlier reported that a new mill would be constructed in Rakiraki to replace Penang Sugar Mill.

Executive chairman Abdul Khan said on the syrup mill: “Our intentions are to start the project in the later part of this year and it will take up to two years to commission the project.

“Since Rarawai is close by, we do not see the need to duplicate the syrup crystallising process in Penang at this stage.

“This cogeneration process means that at Rarawai we will be able to utilise electricity and steam all year round.

“It will alsobetter utilize the crystallizing process at Rarawai Mill.

“This will only be at the new Penang Syrup Mill since all the other mills go right through to producing raw sugar.”

Meanwhile as announced in the 2015 Budget, sugar production had increased.

The total-cane-to-total-sugar ratio (TCTS) is currently an impressive 8.1, which reflects improved milling efficiency and better yield crops.

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