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Khan: FSC Well Into Having Mills Ready

The Fiji Sugar Corporation is well into having all the mills ready as the cane processing season draws closer. FSC executive chairman, Abdul Khan, said the boiler fire for the
09 Jun 2015 09:46
Khan: FSC Well Into Having Mills Ready

The Fiji Sugar Corporation is well into having all the mills ready as the cane processing season draws closer.

FSC executive chairman, Abdul Khan, said the boiler fire for the Labasa Mill has been lit over a week ago.

This is understood to signal that the mill is now ready.

Mr Khan said their objective is to ensure that all four mills were prepared well in terms of proper planning and better execution on maintenance strategies.

This, he said, was to ensure there are better factory performances and improved efficiencies.

 

Sugar mill maintenance progress end of May:

Labasa Mill

The overall progress in preparing the mill is on schedule at 87 per cent completion and no delays are expected in the starting of the factory.
Activities that remain are minor works and arrival of parts to complete equipment preparation (for the mill turbines and inter cane carrier). The boiler fire was lit on Friday May 29 and this normally signals to farmers that the mill is “ready”. Cane processing to begin June 17.

Rarawai Mill

The maintenance works progress at Rarawai is 83 per cent to date. Improvements to the progress is expected as soon as the new cane carrier chain, slats and sprockets for the feeding station are delivered, installed and tested.
No major constraints envisaged as all remaining works are on track. Cane processing to begin June 23.

Penang Mill

The overall maintenance progress completion at Penang is at 78 per cent of the scheduled maintenance plan. The critical path works remain around the 3MW turbine unit and the 530kW generator set for the backup power supply.
These activities are being managed so as not to affect the start date of the factory. Cane processing to begin June 30.

Lautoka Mill

Lautoka is reporting an actual progress figure on overall maintenance of approximately 82 per cent. Work in all areas is progressing well and gaining momentum towards the start of the trials. One area that is now the focus is the civil department attempting to catch up with the maintenance work to the tramlines. Cane processing to begin July 1.

 

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