FIJI: Low cane supplies stopped Rarawai mill for 16 hours

Published: 10/12/2017, 1:38:29 PM

Low cane supply and a minor mechanical issue resulted in a 16 hour stoppage at the Rarawai sugar mill in Ba on Tuesday, according to the Fiji Times newspaper.

Fiji Sugar Corporation head of strategic communications Elenoa Korovulavula said the issues had since been resolved and the Ba factory had resumed crushing.

"The Rarawai mill was closed from 7pm last night (Tuesday) due to low supply of cane," she said yesterday.

"To run the mill, we need at least 3500 to 4000 tonnes of cane. It resumed crushing this morning (Wednesday).

"There was no breakdown."