Planned works of installation of new generator and ATS by WAF in progress, plant to return to full operations today

Planned works of installation of new generator and ATS by WAF in progress, plant to return to full operations today

By Mosese Raqio
Sunday 13/08/2023
[Photo: WAF]

The Water Authority of Fiji is advising the public that planned works of the installation of the new generator and ATS at the Waila Raw Water Pumping Station are in progress.

In a statement, WAF says their contractors will be finished by today with the plant returning to full operational mode soon after.

WAF CEO Dr. Amit Chanan stated that this project is part of building system resilience.

Dr. Chanan says their most frequent production risk is around unplanned power supply interruption and in the past, they would have to manually transfer operations to the old generators which took a long time depending on staff location.

He says that the new generator and the ATS installed by this project will enable the plant to automatically switch to generator mode in the event of an unplanned power disruption in the future.

WAF operations team boosted the reservoir levels over Thursday night and Friday night to ensure that the drop in production was compensated and the impact minimised.

However, the unplanned power blackouts over the last two days added to this complexity as some areas along Suva/Nausori relying on pumped water reticulation were affected.

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