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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.








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