Mech­a­nized Coal, Ce­ment and Clinker Ter­mi­nal at PQ

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TPak­istan’s first mech­a­nized Coal, Ce­ment and Clinker Ter­mi­nal will be built at Port Qasim un­der a thirty year BOT (build, op­er­ate and trans­fer) ar­range­ment through by a JV con­sor­tium com­pris­ing Pak­istan In­ter­na­tional Bulk Ter­mi­nal Ltd., Turkey’s Siyahkalem and Maq­bool As­so­ciates.

The sign­ing of the Agree­ment was ex­e­cuted by Sharique A. Sid­diqui, CEO, PIBT and Ma­sood Shah, CEO of the JV con­sor­tium in the pres­ence of Capt. Haleem A. Sid­diqui, Chair­man Ma­rine Group of Com­pa­nies, and Vice Adm. (R) Muhammad Shafi, Chair­man Port Qasim Au­thor­ity.

The ter­mi­nal would be con­structed as a sta­teof-the-art dirty bulk cargo han­dling fa­cil­ity at an es­ti­mated cost of ap­prox­i­mately US $175 mil­lion. PIBT has de­vel­oped an En­vi­ron­ment Man­age­ment Plan (EMP) in com­pli­ance with ap­pli­ca­ble laws and reg­u­la­tions of the coun­try as well as IFC’S Per­for­mance stan­dards and World Bank Group En­vi­ron­men­tal Health and Safety guide­lines.

The project is ex­pected to come into op­er­a­tion by the start of 2015 and would be ca­pa­ble of han­dling up to 12 mil­lion tonnes per an­num of coal, ce­ment and clinker. The jetty will have a depth of 15 me­tres with the ca­pa­bil­ity of han­dling ships of up to 75,000 DWT. The length of the jetty would be around 460 me­tres which will be con­nected to a back area of 25 hectares with a 2.5 km long tres­tle bridge. The ter­mi­nal is planned to have ded­i­cated stor­age and han­dling fa­cil­i­ties for each type of cargo i.e. ce­ment, clinker and coal. There will be five si­los of 10,000 tonnes ca­pac­ity each for ce­ment stor­age.

The PIBT project is in line with the vi­sion of Ma­rine Group of Com­pa­nies to be the pi­o­neer­ing group of Pak­istani en­trepreneurs and pro­fes­sion­als to set up mod­ern cargo han­dling in­fra­struc­ture at Pak­istani ports to meet the grow­ing de­mands of cargo han­dling in the coun­try.

Project spon­sors, the Ma­rine Group of Com­pa­nies, also have the dis­tinc­tion of set­ting up the coun­try’s first pub­licly listed port in­fra­struc­ture project - Pak­istan In­ter­na­tional Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal Ltd (PICT) - that cur­rently han­dles around 30 per­cent of Pak­istan’s con­tainer through­put.

Seen in the picture: Aasim A. Sid­diqui, Di­rec­tor PIBT, Vice Adm. (R) Muhammad Shafi, Chair­man Port Qasim Au­thor­ity and Capt. (R) Haleem A. Sid­diqui, Chair­man Ma­rine Group of Com­pa­nies.

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