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FSHIL Slip Way Expansion

One of the plans of Fiji Ship and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL) is to seek funding for the expansion of its slipway. Operation manager Lopeti Tudravu said FSHL had three
19 Oct 2016 11:00
FSHIL Slip Way Expansion
Fiji Ship and Heavy Industries Limited slip way in Walu Bay. Photo: Lusiana Tuimaisala

One of the plans of Fiji Ship and Heavy Industries Limited (FSHIL) is to seek funding for the expansion of its slipway.

Operation manager Lopeti Tudravu said FSHL had three main high goals for 2015 and 2016.

Top on the list is to build strategic partnerships for FSHIL to quality and responsiveness.

Second is to modernize infrastructure, build capacity in FSHIL and source funding for slipway expansion.

Third is to develop and implements a long term Business Development plans for FSHIL.

According to Mr Tudravu, overall the company’s most important resources are the employees.

For the company to move forward he said the employees had to be looked after properly.

The company he said firmly believed that once the employees were happy everything would flow nicely.

He said the executive and board members of the FSHIL had fully utilized every opportunity provided by the Fiji National University (FNU) in training to up skill its employees and got the majority of the fund back through grant claimable-on levy.

Today FSHIL provides two main streams of services. These include the Ship Repair/Refit Segment and Heavy Industries Segment.

 

In its ship repair/refit segments fall four (4) departments. These include;

–   Slipway Department

–   Steel Fabrication Department

– Water-blaster and Painting Department and

–  Engineering Department

 

However, in its Heavy Industries Segments, Mr Tudravu said their services included;

– heavy industrial fabrication and welding

–  plant maintenance,

–  industry electrical works,

– carpentry &joinery works

–  UHP water Blaster for cleaning &spray painting and

–  New vessel construction/steel, Aluminum and fiberglass.

According to Mr Tudravu FSHIL is now an International Standards Organization (ISO) certified organisation.

“FSHIL is now an ISO 9001-2008 certified business subsidiary and this means that all its services are, monitored checked and approved through its SOP (standard operation procedures.”

“This means that our ship-repair/refit processes are mandatory aligning its SOP to the (IACS) International Association Classification Societies as inspected by MSAF for locally registered vessels. This is done to elevate our services in terms of quality and conformity where all stakeholders are happy,’ he said.

Mr Tudravu says FSHIL has 6 to10 trainees looking for their industrial attachment. Most trainees are from FNU. However he said, FSHIL also accommodated other technical training Institution like, Monfort Boys Town, Latter Day Saints and USP.



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