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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 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 ...

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...

Restrictions placed on Pacific Cement's permit to offload clinker in Lami

27 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Strict conditions have been placed on the permit issued to Pacific Cement for the offloading of clinker from the Kings Wharf and its transportation to the Lami factory in Fiji. Permanent Secretary for Environment, Joshua Wycliffe, has given his assurance that certain conditions given in the permit is in line with the High Court ruling earlier this year, when the company was banned from offloading clinker from barges to trucks in Lami. However, Mr Wycliffe was prevented from disclosing the...

Pacific Cement expected to be shutdown until July

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) announced that it is unable to meet the domestic cement demand in Fiji, due to the age of its factory which is contantly out of action. Sowani Tuidrola, PCL's chief executive, says they stopped production two weeks ago due to a major breakdown at the factory. “The local demand here is big, more than what it was in the past and the second reason is that our factory at the moment is facing some mechanical problems. So one of those primary parts of the mill is actu...

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount Adams at Suva Port and will be destined for the cement producer’s 0.2Mta grinding plant in Lami. Pacific Cement Ltd, formerly known as Fiji Industries, is one of two cement producers on the island. In January 2014, Tengy Cement (Fiji) Co Ltd was launched with Chinese backing...