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Labasa Cogen Facility To Take Off

Fiji Sugar Corporation’s 10 Megawatts Labasa Cogeneration Plant will be commissioned once the Labasa Mill starts processing this Wednesday. FSC executive chairman, Abdul Khan, said the pre-commissioning has been almost
15 Jun 2015 11:20
Labasa Cogen Facility To Take Off

Fiji Sugar Corporation’s 10 Megawatts Labasa Cogeneration Plant will be commissioned once the Labasa Mill starts processing this Wednesday.
FSC executive chairman, Abdul Khan, said the pre-commissioning has been almost completed.
“We will commission the facility on June 17 and it will be online from then on,” he said.
It is understood six to seven Megawatts will be used in the factory and the rest will be sold to the Fiji Electricity Authority which will mean extra revenue for FSC. The cogeneration system cost of $17 million has been financed by the Fiji Development Bank.

Rarawai plans
Meanwhile, the construction of FSC’s 14 Megawatts Rarawai cogeneration plant will begin once all the funds have been sourced.
Mr Khan confirmed this and said they are on track in having all the upfront documents completed.
“Once we have reached financial close, we will be able to start construction on site,” he said.
It is understood a lot of work behind the scenes has been carried out and the corporation has done the feasibility studies.
The total project is worth around US$100 million (FJ$201 million).
It will receive a boost through a US$70 million (FJ$140.7 million) line of credit pledged by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the past year.
The site for the cogeneration plant a little away from the Rarawai Mill which is away from the flood area.
Cogeneration is the production of two types of energy at a single plant. Most commonly, a plant produces both electricity and steam or hot water.


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