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Railway system upgrades

Repeka Nasiko
Saturday, April 19, 2014

THE FSC has started railway system upgrades in the Northern Division.

Labasa mill manager Christopher Karia said upgrades began with a major cane access belt in Labasa.

"We just started with the Nagigi railway line which is one of the major works that we need to do," he said.

"We've started with minor refurbishments and the Nagigi line is our first major upgrade work."

He said other railway systems would be upgraded in the lead-up to the new harvesting season.

"We will be doing special relaying of the tramlines in other parts too.

"This is basically general maintenance and improvements of the tramlines. Old railways that need to be fixed and those that are currently inaccessible will also be repaired.

"All the upgrades should be completed before crushing begins."

Mr Karia also explained that construction work of the mill's new turbine would be completed later in the year.

"Work on the turbine will be completed some times during the crushing season.

"It is coming along well and we expect to have it up and running during this season."

The new turbine will turn sugar cane by-products into energy.

Last year, FSC announced the new 10-megawatt turbine would ensure electricity is generated efficiently throughout the year.

At present, the Labasa mill has two turbines that generate the factory's power supply during crushing season

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