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FSC commissions cogeneration system in Labasa

June 24, 2015 12:13 am

The Fiji Sugar Corporation has commissioned a new cogeneration system at its Labasa Mill in Vanua Levu.

The 10 Mega Watt (MW) system is fired on bagasse waste produced from the sugar processing plant.

With around 4MW used on site, excess electrical capacity will be sold to the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) grid.

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The cogeneration system cost $17 million and was financed by the Fiji Development Bank.

Commissioner Northern Alipate Bolalevu says it will be something that will benefit the North because the mill will produce electricity, not only during crushing season, but also sell power to FEA during off-season.

FSC Executive Chair Abdul Khan says alongside the 10MW project in Labasa, a 40 MW plant for Rarawai Mill is also planned on the basis of a power purchase agreement with the FEA.

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