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Two Fijian cement companies issued stop order

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement factories were closed in Fiji last week after being issued a stop order by the Department of Environment, according to the Fiji Sun. The stop order was reportedly the result of public pressure from residents and businesses of Lami over poor clinker containment measures. Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement, both based in Lami, must therefore rectify these containment measures as part of conditions to reopen.  General Machinery, which transports clinker for the two companies, was ...

Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s economic review for June 2020, it has found domestic cement production to have fallen 28.7 per cent YoY in the 5M20. The results have been largely attributed to weak demand. Cumulative domestic cement sales also declined 18.8 per cent YoY in the year up to May 2020.

Cement sales on Fiji impacted by coronavirus

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Fijian cement producer Pacific Cement Ltd reported cement sales declined by 27 per cent YoY in March. The company has lost an estimated US$750,000 in sales, according to General Manager, Sowani Tiudrola. Reduced market demand has resulted in Fiji Cement selling 3000t less. Standard Concrete Industries also said market demand was 50 per cent down in March. The company has closed its Lautoka plant and its staff have been advised to take their leave until further notice, reported Fijian Broa...

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 ...