FSC board pleased with mill progress despite hiccups

Fiji Sugar Corporation board chairman Vishnu Mohan says despite minor hiccups at the start of the season, he is pleased with the progress made by the miller in the first few weeks of crushing. Picture: FT FILE/REINAL CHAND

FIJI Sugar Corporation board chairman Vishnu Mohan says despite minor hiccups at the start of the season, he is pleased with the progress made by the miller in the first few weeks of crushing.

“Our factory start-ups this season were characterised initially by factory stoppages in the first two weeks, to stabilise factory equipment, offset by improved cane supply, such that total mill stoppages have reduced by 12 per cent to date in comparison to the 2017 season,” Mr Mohan said.

“The three sugar mills have settled and are well into their crushing programs, having crushed in total 281,477 tonnes of cane by 31st July 2018, compared to 276,315 tonnes of cane in the same period last season.”

The FSC has projected a total crush of about 1.75million tonnes of cane this season.

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