Fiji Time: 12:35 PM on Monday 1 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Khan: Mechanical issues resolved, mills back online

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

MECHANICAL issues at two of the Western Division sugar mills caused minor stoppages last week.

However, Fiji Sugar Corporation executive chairman Abdul Khan said the problems at the Rarawai mill in Ba and Penang factory in Rakiraki have since been resolved.

"Both mills are back online and performing well," Mr Khan said.

"Penang had a leaking tube in the boiler and it was unfortunate that this did not show up during the live trials.

"The stoppage lasted about six hours and the mill is now back online.

"Rarawai had an issue with the conveyor belt carrying bagasse to the boiler which has been sorted."

Mr Khan added that issues with cane supply which affected proceedings at mills over the past few years were not an issue at the start of the 2014 season.

"I would like to commend farmers for preparing well and providing a consistent supply so far."

Meanwhile, harvesting for the Lautoka mill area began yesterday and crushing will begin at the country's biggest factory today.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65870.6397
JPY 54.277251.2772
GBP 0.37150.3635
EUR 0.44180.4298
NZD 0.70980.6768
AUD 0.64870.6237
USD 0.48440.4674

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 1st, May, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. The Jedi warrior
  2. Civil servants raise pay concerns
  3. Toddler, 3, found dead, family grieves
  4. SODELPA's vow
  5. Flotsam and Jetsam
  6. NFP hits back at A-G
  7. Church talks same sex marriage
  8. CJ: It's not about politics
  9. Police wait for report
  10. Centre reduces transfer of remandees

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mystery chests Friday (28 Apr)
  2. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  3. Assault allegation Saturday (29 Apr)
  4. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  5. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  6. Villagers defy State sacking Thursday (27 Apr)
  7. Hard work never fails Thursday (27 Apr)
  8. Biman 'removed' Friday (28 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. Call to reopen case Friday (28 Apr)