To meet growing shipping requirements and to enhance port capacity, PQA has embarked on a number of development projects. Some of the worth mentioning are as under:
FWQ – Liquid Cargo Terminal
A dedicated Liquid Cargo Terminal at a cost of US$ 11.4 million with a designed capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum is being developed at the port. The Terminal spread over an area of 16532 sq. meters and will be capable to accommodate 35000 dwt vessels. So far 90 % construction work has been completed. The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2008.
QICT- 2nd Container Terminal
To handle increased volume of container traffic, 2nd Container Terminal at a cost of US$ 250 million with handling capacity of 1.175 million TEUs is planned by Dubai Port World on BOT basis at an estimated cost of US$ 250 million. Implementation Agreement signed with DP World on 17th Aug. 2006 The Terminal spread over an area of 250,000 sq. meters would be able to accommodate 6000 TEUs Container vessels. NOCs from various agencies have already been obtained. Soil investigation has already been completed. EPC contracts are being signed and 65% retention bund has been completed. Construction work has already been started. The project is likely to be completed by October 2010.
Establishment of Grain & Fertilizer Terminal
Implementation Agreement for establishment of Grain and Fertilizer Terminal with handling capacity of four million tonnes, on BOT basis, was signed on 3rd Sep. 2007 with Fauji Akbar Portia Marine Terminal (Pvt) Limited, a consortium of Fauji Foundation, Akbar Group and Portia Management Services, United Kingdom. The Terminal would be able to accommodate 75000 dwt vessels. Estimated cost of the project is US$ 100 million. NOCs from various agencies obtained. EPC contracts signed. FAP achieved the date of Effectiveness. The project is likely to be completed by August 201
Establishment of LNG Floating Terminal by M/s Pakistan GasPort Limited
Implementation Agreement for establishment of LNG Floating Terminal on BOT basis by M/s Pakistan GasPort was signed on April 28, 2007. The terminal with handling capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum shall be completed at a cost of US$ 160 million. The Terminal will be able to accommodate vessels of 75000 dwt vessels. Detailed geo-referencing, bathymetric and geophysical surveys completed. Detailed design of jetty and dredging work under evaluation. Re-gas platform work awarded. The project is likely to be completed by October 2010.
Coal, Clinker/Cement Terminal
A dedicated Coal, Clinker/Cement Terminal with handling capacity of 4 million tonnes per annum is planned to be developed on BOT basis at a cost of US$ 150 million . The terminal will be equipped to handled 75000 dwt vessels. Technical and Financial proposals have already been evaluated. The same are being forwarded to ECC/CCOI for award of project to the successful bidder. Project execution period is 24 months after achieving date of effectiveness.
Establishment of LNG Floating Terminal by M/s Granada Group
A specialized LNG Floating Terminal with annual handling capacity of 3.5 million tonnes at an estimated cost of US$ 274 million is planned to be set at the port on BOT basis by M/s Granada Group of Companies. Technical and financial proposals are under evaluation. The sponsors presented the status of the project and future plan. Project execution will be approximately 24 months after achieving date of effectiveness.
Establishment of 2nd Oil Jetty
To handle crude oil and finished products of proposed Indus Oil Refinery, 2nd Oil Jetty with handling capacity of 9 million tonnes at an estimated cost of US$ 20 million is planned to be set up at the Port. The jetty shall be capable to accommodate vessels of 75000 dwt vessels. FOTCO have appointed M/s Techno Consultants and Royal Haskoning of UK who are finalizing Technical and Financial proposals. FOTCO have submitted revised cost estimates which are being evaluated.Project execution will be approximately 24 months after achieving date of effectiveness.
Establishment of 2nd IOCB
On the request of Pakistan Steel Mills, 2nd IOCB has been planned at the port , on BOT basis, with handling capacity of 8 million tonnes per annum at a cost of US$ 100 million. The berth shall be capable to accommodate vessels of 75000 dwt class vessels. Implementation of the project shall synchronize with expansion of Pakistan Steel Mills.
Computerization at Port Qasim
To keep pace with technological advances of the modem era and to improve efficiency of its services, PQA has embarked on a comprehensive plan for computerization of its services. Currently Personnel, Payroll, Cargo Throughput and Store Inventory systems have been computerized, whereas, work on Financial Accounting and Land Management systems are in final stages. PQA also plans networking at the port.
Deepening and Widening of Navigational Channel
To facilitate trade and to accommodate larger ships, PQA plans Deepening & Widening of the Navigation Channel at a cost of Rs. 5367 million. The PC-1 has already been submitted. The project is to be completed within time span of two years.
As approved by the GOP, a special EPZ for Textile City is to be established in Eastern Zone of PQA. PQA has already allotted 700 acres of land and possession handed over on January 19, 2005. The Te1xtile City will provide all infrastructure facilities necessary for optimal operations of textile companies. Project cost is expected Rs. 3.6 billion excluding Power Plant & Waste Water Treatment Plant which would cost Rs. 5.1 billion.
Some of the major projects (planned 2006-2010) that will contribute significantly to national economy are:
The Diamond Bar Island City (M/s EMAAR)
Textile City (M/s PTCL)
World Trade Centre (M/s Expo City Limited)
Desalination Plants(M/s California Enviro-Mgt Inc. USA)
Downstream Steel Units (M/s South Asia Steel Works)
Oil Refinery (M/s Noor Financial Investment Co., Kuwait)
Coal Power Project (M/s Metal Investment Holding Corporation)