Fiji Time: 6:44 AM on Saturday 25 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Kepa's not weak
  2. Full pay while on leave
  3. Ryan's fight to help 7s
  4. Emotional experience
  5. Fear not, go to the hospital
  6. Hindus give thanks
  7. Call to probe e-ticketing
  8. FRCA officials remember fallen colleagues
  9. UN hails Fiji's effort
  10. Print media an effective cancer awareness tool

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Biman gets nod Saturday (18 Oct)
  3. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  4. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  5. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  6. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  7. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  8. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  9. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  10. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)