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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 ...

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 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...

Pacific Cement to import cement from Vietnam

03 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) is to import 25,000t of cement from Vietnam to address shortages on the island of Fiji. Market demand continues to be higher than the output of Fiji’s two cement producers, PCL and Tengy Cement Ltd. PCL director, Nouzab Fareed, told the Fiji Sun Online that the imports are expected to arrive later this month. “The cost of import is almost the same as our selling price, so we might not get any profit out of this exercise, but we want to make sure that the markets ...

Pacific Cement sells clinker to Tengy

21 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Fiji-based Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has sold approximately 4000t of clinker to local producer Tengy Cement Company Ltd to ensure continued supply of cement on the island. The move comes following a breakdown of the machinery at Pacific Cement which resulted in the stoppage of cement production. Tengy is the only other producer on Fiji, operating a 0.3Mta grinding unit.The clinker is being sold by PCL at a cost of US$147/t, Fijivillage newspaper quoted Nouzab Fareed, director of PCL, as say...

Fiji allows cement imports at zero-rated duty

09 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fijian government has announced that cement can now be imported from overseas at zero-rated duty, according to local press reports. The move comes after the country’s main cement manufacturer Pacific Cement was forced to halt operations at its 0.215Mt grinding plant last month due to a major equipment breakdown , leading to a shortage of supply on the island. The Minister for Economy and Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, has since stated that imports will be permitted ...

Fiji: clinker shipment unloaded for Pacific Cement Ltd

13 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The vessel MV Festival, carrying 24,000t of clinker for Pacific Cement Ltd, has reached Lami Town, Fiji. The method of discharge has been changed due to a High Court ruling, meaning trucks must now be loaded in a barge and the clinker unloaded into the trucks onboard said barge. As this process takes longer than the previous method, the vessel’s crew had to apply for visa extensions, which were approved. The Suva High Court had banned Pacific Cement from offloading clinker from the barges...

Fiji: Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement sued over clinker shipments

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fiji Fish Marketing Group is suing Pacific Cement, Tengy Cement and a third company, citing damage caused by the offloading of clinker in Lami, the Fiji Times reports. The Fish Marketing Group claims that the clinker has caused damage to its property and presents a risk to human health, adding that it has been forced to close its factory during the offloading process. The hearing began this week, but has been adjourned until Monday (20 March) pending the filing of more documentatio...