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Sweet season for mill

Luke Rawalai
Sunday, August 10, 2014

THE Fiji Sugar Corporation mill in Labasa celebrated another achievement yesterday after producing more than 30,000 tonnes of sugar within two months.

This was revealed by Labasa mill cane logistic manager Navitalai Masivuya to staff members at the occasion.

Mr Masivuya said the mill's current Tonnes Cane to Tonnes Sugar (TCTS) ratio as of yesterday was 8.3:1 with the mill having an average TCTS of 8.4:1 since the cane crushing season started this year.

He said the mill had achieved some of its best TCTS during the season going as low as 6:1.

"In the past it was always 12:1 or 13:1 meaning that 12 or 13 tonnes of cane would produce one tonne of cane," he said.

"The mill's target is to produce 70,000 tonnes of sugar and with the current rate of the mill efficiency we expect crushing to finish earlier this year.

"We are forecasting crushing to finish by October this year."

Mr Masivuya said the sugar bulk storage in Malau had reached its holding capacity and they were waiting for the loading of the first shipment of sugar next Thursday.

"The mill performance this year exceeded our forecast known as the mill technical budget," he said.





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