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Upgrade to boost process

Felix Chaudhary
Thursday, February 27, 2014

THE successfully completed upgrade of the Rarawai sugar mill in Ba will result in a significant improvement in the sugar extraction process.

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan said the modernisation of the mill would be funded by a loan of $US2.75million ($F5.17m) negiotiated last year with India's EXIM Bank.

"We will be using part of this loan facility for this upgrade," he said.

"This upgrade is part of a modernisation of the Rarawai factory and will include the purchase and installation of a centrifugal.

"This is a piece of equipment that spins the syrup to extract sugar and is critical in the sugar production process.

"The system we have at the moment is obsolete and not efficient."

Mr Khan said equipment had been ordered from India and work had already begun.

"Our aim is to have the centrifugal installed before the start of crush this season."





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