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10 MW Biomass Power Plant in Nadroga, Fiji

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Submitted by Amali Shaw on November 24, 2015 - 10:32am
Project Information
Project Level: 
National
Project Status: 
Implementation Underway
Start Year: 
2016

Construction on a $35 million (EUR 26.5 million) 10MW biomass-fired power plant in Nadroga, Fiji has begun following the formation of a joint venture (JV) between Tropik Wood Industries Fiji and Korea-based GIMCO.

The renewable energy project is a joint venture between Tropik Woods Industries Limited and a consortium of 3 Korean firms. These are GS Power, GIMCO and Korean Development Bank (KDB).  The agreement will initially involve the exportation of biomass chips to the global market and also expanding into rural gasification and Independent Power Production (IPP). GIMCO's current demand is Tropik's bark waste, a by-product of woodchip processing and other forms of biomass fuel such as branches that are left behind immediately after harvesting. Tropik will sell this waste to the JV that in turn will process it for exports thus maximising on pine wood usage. Currently, Fiji only sells high quality chips and other products are thrown away. This project will use everything else that is thrown away in the forestry and agricultural sectors of Fiji. A timeframe of 28 months has been allocated, with completion by the end of 2016.

Type of Funding: 
Joint Venture

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