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FEA working to restore damaged Nadarivatu towers

The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) has deployed teams to work on the major transmission infrastructural damages sustained due to Cyclone Winston.  These sites include the two fallen towers on the Nadarivatu line. According to a report released by FEA last night, teams have started with preparatory works to replace the towers which have cut off […]

Peni Shute

February 24, 2016 10:04 am

The Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) has deployed teams to work on the major transmission infrastructural damages sustained due to Cyclone Winston.  These sites include the two fallen towers on the Nadarivatu line.

According to a report released by FEA last night, teams have started with preparatory works to replace the towers which have cut off power supply from the Nadarivatu Hydro Power Scheme.

A fallen power pole during the FEA's helicopter inspection. Source: Fiji Electricity Authority.
A fallen power pole during the FEA’s helicopter inspection.  Source: Fiji Electricity Authority.

For the fallen tower on the Wailoa to Vuda transmission line, the FEA teams have started excavating temporary road access to this tower which has cut off electricity supply from the Wailoa Power Station to the Western Division.

Also, for the Wainikasou power line, the services of a contractor have been hired, and it is expected that works will commence on the repairs to the fallen poles today.

People of Vuda towards Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki, the Vuda to Rarawai 33kV Sub-transmission Line, twelve out of the two hundred and ninety-six poles are down on this line.

Planning and preparatory works have been completed, and the FEA team and contractors are expected to start works at the site today.

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