EFL begins transportation of heavy electricity generation equipment

EFL chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel. Picture: FT FILE

ENERGY Fiji Limited Power Station in Lautoka started its heavy electricity generation equipment transportation yesterday.

The second phase will be carried out on Sunday, June 2 June, 2019.

EFL chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel said they would be moving a wide dimensioned heavy electricity generation equipment from the Lautoka Port to the EFL Vuda Power Station in Lautoka in two phases considering logistics and safety.

The first phase of the movement of this equipment will be from the Lautoka Port to the EFL Navutu Depot – that started last night and was scheduled to be completed by 2am early this morning.

During that period, the equipment was transported along the following route: Waterfront Road, Nadovu Road, Veitari Street, New Nadovu Road, Kings Road, and Queens Road all the way to the EFL Navutu Depot.

The estimated distance in this phase is about 4km.

The second phase of the movement of this equipment will be from the EFL Navutu Depot to the EFL Vuda Power Station, which will recommence in the early hours of Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 6am to 6pm.

During this period, the equipment is expected to be transported along the following route: Natabua Road, Wairabetia Road, Vuda Back Road to the EFL Vuda Power Station. The estimated distance in this phase for the movement of the equipment is about 8km.

Mr Patel said the transportation of this critical heavy equipment had been planned during off-peak times to ensure minimal or no interruption to traffic flow.

He said during the movement of the equipment, there would be restriction of traffic movement, including temporary road closures where required for safety reasons.

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