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FEA to carry out maintenance work this weekend

November 28, 2017 3:26 am

The Fiji Electricity Authority will be replacing a main inlet valve at its Wailoa Power Station this weekend.

Chief executive, Hasmukh Patel, says they are mindful of the Dubai 7s that will be played this weekend and will ensure there are no power disruptions during this period.

However, he says there customers may experience intermittent power supply interruptions in the event of a failure of any of their diesel generating sets or other unrelated network issues.

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“To completely wire the new valve and commission will take around two weeks so even after we replaced the valve which will take three days, the work will there after continue for the next eight to ten days to complete the wiring and commissioning of the new main inlet valve however by late Monday night or Tuesday morning we will re-energies the Wailoa Power Station.”

He says they are carrying out the maintenance during the long weekend as the exercise is time consuming and electricity demand will be lower than on a normal working day.

An engineering team from Europe will help the FEA team carry out the maintenance work.

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