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Kinoya & Vuda Power Plants

Fiji Islands 20 MW

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Project Highlights

The Kinoya Power Plant, situated near Suva, the capital of Fiji, is part of the Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) grid and is the largest Diesel based Power Plant in Fiji.

In 1999, FEA awarded Telesource the contract to expand the Power Plant to 12 MW. During the coup in 2000 and because of the resulting disturbances at the Hydro Power generation facility rolling power cuts became the norm on the main island of Viti Levu. At that time, FEA modified the contract to move the 12 MW machines to Vuda Power Plant, which is the second largest Diesel based Power Plant in Fiji, and added 20 MW for the Kinoya Power Plant.

The project was a Design and Build Turnkey project including all the following:

  • Building extension
  • Foundations
  • Electrical Works
  • Mechanical Works
  • Supply
  • Installation
  • Testing & Commissioning of Diesel Generators

To that end, Telesource moved the heaviest single piece of equipment, 2x10MW gensets, weighing over 140 metric tons over the roads in Fiji by bringing in specialized self balancing, self propelled Hydraulic dolley system from the U.S..

Despite the coup, the plants were commissioned as scheduled in 2001.

As a testament to FEA’s satisfaction with Telesource, Telesource was awarded a 20 year Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Contract for both Kinoya and Vuda Power Plants in 2003. And in late 2005, Telesource was awarded O&M for another 30 MW extension to the Kinoya Plant.

The expansion of the Kinoya Power Plant was carried out in close coordination with FEA and the existing plant personnel, all the while ensuring the safety of employees and equipment and without interruptions to its regular operations. The Kinoya Power Plant is fully compliant to the environmental regulations of Fiji, World Bank Guidelines and good Engineering Practice recommendations for ground level exhaust emissions.


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