Lautoka mill operations stabilised: FSC

FSC chief executive officer Graham Clark at the press conference this afternoon. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

FIJI Sugar Corporation CEO Graham Clark say’s Lautoka Mill operations have stabilised after crushing for the last four days, since starting up last Tuesday.

During a press conference at FSC headquarters this afternoon, he said two notable mechanical issues which have impacted on the operations so far have both been rectified by the FSC engineering team.

“The first stoppage resulted from electrical outages as the old electrical system was integrated with a new upgrade,” Mr Clark said.

“This caused successive boiler feed disruptions.

“Thereafter, issues with a major gear-box resulted in an extended stop in order to replace the unit.

“These have since been rectified and the mill operations are consolidating.”