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Tasman Sea to complete clinker offloading at Suva

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier Tasman Sea is expected to complete the offloading of 11,880t of clinker at Suva Port, Fiji, today, according to the Fiji Sun. The clinker has been exported from Japan, which became a clinker importer into Fiji a year ago. The ship finished discharging 15,000t of clinker for the Tengy Cement Factory in Lautoka last week. The plant receives a clinker shipment every quarter.

Fiji receives clinker imports from Japan

23 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Tasman Sea, a bulk carrier registered under a Hong Kong flag, docked at Lautoka Port to off-load clinker for the Tengy Cement Factory in Naikabula  and is expected to arrive in Suva next week for its factory in Veisari, Lami. Fiji has been experiencing a shortage of cement and the delivery will help increase production. This is the second delivery that the Tasman Sea has made to Fiji. Local shipping agency Transam Fiji Ltd operations manager, Madulesh Lakhan, said that the vess...

Pacific Cement Ltd issued with order to stop work

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fiji's Pacific Cement Ltd, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd based in Lami, has been issued a Stop Work Notice by the country’s Department of Environment. The department visited the plant after receiving a complaint from a resident related to dust emissions. However, the order will be lifted if the plant observes mitigation practices. "We give them a pathway to remedy the breach and we will lift the notice after they enforce mitigation policies," said Joshua Wycliffe, permanent secretary...

Pacific Cement faces clinker price rises

31 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd, is finding the rise in clinker prices a strain on its business. FHL CEO, Nouzab Fareed, says the company is trying to address the increase in the price of the imported raw material for cement production. Mr Fareed commented that Pacific Cement is currently facing some global challenges. "Right now we are going through a lot of challenges with Pacific Cement not only normal challenges, we are facing challenges globally as the shipping frei...

Clinker transport causes pollution in Fiji

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has been accused of clinker dust pollution by local residents in the settlement of Kalekana, in Fiji. Clinker is transported daily by truck to its factory and conditions are becoming intolerable for local residents outside Lami. General manager of Pacific Cement Ltd, Sowani Tuidrola confirmed the clinker belonged to PCL, but the transportation of the product was the responsibility of Williams & Gosling Ltd, which itself is contracted by MY Transport Co Ltd. Aiyub...

FHL to set up a warehouse to avoid shortages

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Fijian Holdings Ltd (FHL) is planning to set up a warehouse in the west to avoid cement shortages in the future, reports the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Last year FHL’s subsidiary company, Pacific Cement, suffered a major breakdown in its mill and was subsequently closed for nine weeks, resulting in cement shortages in the country.   The new warehouse with cement silos is expected within the next six months, according to Nouzab Fareed, FHL Chief Executive. "So that is basically diver...

Pacific Cement Ltd completes upgrades to mill

15 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Fiji's longest-running cement manufacturer, Pacific Cement Ltd, has completed major upgrades to its cement mill, according the Fiji Sun. The renovation of the mill means that it can now produce 25tph, an increase compared to the 20-22tph rate seen previously. Sowani Tuidrola, chief executive officer, Pacific Cement Limited, has said that he is confident that the company will be able to meet all local demand. The demand for cement in Fiji has started to increase after the conclusion of the ...

Fiji Pacific Cement stoppage for renovation

27 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Fiji’s Pacific Cement will be shutting down its cement mill for three weeks following the arrival of nine engineers from New Zealand to install a new motor and other parts and repair the outstanding issues at the plant. “So we’re in the right point now to shut down our factory, cement mill for the next three weeks and to introduce the new parts, the new motor and everything else to make sure the mill is steady and solid,” according to Fijian Holdings Ltd CEO, Nouzab Fareed. He added tha...

Pacific Cement output expected to rise by over 50%

11 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement production at Pacific Cement Ltd, Fiji, is forecast to increase by more than half following the company’s upgrades, according to the company’s CEO, Sowani Tuidrola. “The mill production will greatly increase as it will go back to 100 per cent of which at this point we are producing at around 18tph and we will go back to about 25tph,” said Mr Tuidrola. The cement plant is over 70 years old and requires significant repair. During this work the works will be closed for three wee...

Pacific Cement maintenance and repair investment

05 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Fiji-based Pacific Cement will be investing close to US$2m for repair and maintenance to its plant, according to local media reports. Chief executive, Sowani Tuidrola, told the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation that the investment this will be the largest at the plant for the last 10 years. The investment follows a major breakdown to machines at the factory two months ago, that resulted in a cement shortage across the country. Tuidrola says due to the repair a planned three-week shutdown of t...