After shelving the Gwadar LNG pipeline and terminal project, the government has planned to set up two more liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals with the help of private-sector investors at Port Qasim with handling and processing capacity of 1.6 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd).
The Port Qasim, located in Karachi, is already congested and two more LNG terminals may aggravate the problem.
However, the Gwadar port in Balochistan requires an LNG terminal as economic and industrial zones are being developed there under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, which will require uninterrupted energy supply, officials say.
How these zones will be fed energy is a big question as the government has put the LNG terminal plan on the back burner.
Though Balochistan is rich in gas deposits, exploration activities have been quite slow because of poor law and order situation. www.hellenicshipp...
Port Qasim in Pakistan has inaugurated its first state-of-the-art coal, clinker and cement bulk terminal with the visit of a bulk carrier, according to Pakistan Daily Times.
Bulk carrier African Finfoot became the inaugural vessel to call at the terminal on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017.
The second vessel, named Iris Oldendorff, visited the terminal on May 2, 2017,
African Finfoot was transporting 41,510 metric tons of coal for importer and exporter Awan Trading.
Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Limited (PIBTL), with a 62-acre storage yard, is capable of handling 12 million tons of cargo per annum. https://www.porttechnolog...
Höegh LNG: Signed 20 year FSRU charter agreement in Pakistan
Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. on Dec. 16 announced that Höegh LNG on 15 December 2016 signed an FSRU contract with Global Energy Infrastructure Limited (“GEIL”) for GEIL’s LNG import project in Port Qasim near Karachi, Pakistan. The project is the first private LNG import terminal in Pakistan and will be located at the LNG zone in Port Qasim. On 29 September 2016, GEIL signed a long-term LNG supply agreement with Qatargas.
The charter is for a period of 20 years with two five year extension options for charterer and is expected to generate an average annual EBITDA of around USD 36 million. The contract is subject to both parties’ board approval. The construction of the terminal is planned to commence early 2017 and expected start-up is second quarter of 2018. The FSRU will be provided from Höegh LNG’s portfolio of FSRUs, including units under construction, the planned conversion FSRU or from new FSRU’s on order.
‘Deep Water Container Port to start working this year’
The Senate Standing Committee on Ports and Shipping was given detailed briefing on the functions and organizational structure of Port Qasim Authority besides the status and progress of deep sea berth in Karachi Port Trust.
According to press release, the committee met Monday and was presided over by its Chairman Senator Muhammad Ali Khan Saif. KPT was informed that operational hurdles have been removed and the Deep Water Container Port would be operational by the end of this year. The committee was given a detailed briefing on the appointments and promotions made by PQA during last five years. The committee was surprised that no appointment on any vacancy has been made from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. Officials stated that proper rules have been formulated for recruitment now.
PQA has earned a net profit of Rs 4321.707 million. It has handled 47 LNG vessels. The committee was also briefed about the second LNG project. Regarding allotment of plots during last three years, the PQA informed that a 40 acres plot has been allotted to Ms. Pak Suzuki Motors for automobile industry, a 13.18 acres plot to Ms Engro LNG terminal for construction of LNG terminal and a 200 acres land allotted to Ms Port Qasim Electric Power for construction of power plant. The meeting was attended by Senators Naseema Ehsan, Agha Shahbaz Durrani and Taj Haider. Secretary of the ministry and senior officers of PQA and KPT were also present at the meeting.
Source: The News
The $255 million Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) is all set to become operational by the end of this year at Port Qasim, according to PIBT Chief Executive Officer Sharique A. Siddiqui. PIBT is under construction at the country’s second largest seaport with Marine Group of Companies, International Finance Corporation-Member of World Bank group, OPEC Fund for International Development and a local banking syndicate holding, respectively, 51, 20 and 29 percent of its shares.
The operators have targeted January 2017 as a deadline for commercial operationality of the country’s first multipurpose dirty bulk cargo handling facility. www.hellenicshipp...
Pakistan GasPort Plans LNG Terminal now with Double Capacity
Pakistan GasPort Ltd., which won a government contract to build the country’s second liquefied natural gas terminal, plans to list the project in two years and double capacity, taking advantage of a global glut, according to Chief Executive Officer Iqbal Ahmed.
The terminal which costs $135 million will initially handle 600 million cubic feet a day at Karachi’s Port Qasim, said Ahmed. GasPort plans to add another terminal to double capacity by 2018 and will be followed by the construction of a 500 megawatt power plant. GasPort was awarded the contract by the state-owned Pakistan LNG Terminals Ltd. after offering the lowest bid, Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, said by phone on Wednesday. www.hellenicshipp...
The government has issued Letter of Intent (LoI) to award the contract for setting up second Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi. As per details, the Board of Directors of Pakistan LNG Terminals Limited (PLTL) in its meeting held on May 6 approved a financial bid submitted by Pakistan GasPort Limited (Consortium) which includes Fauji Oil Terminal and Distribution Company Limited (FOTCO) which offered a levelized (service) charge of $0.4177 per MMbtu for handling of 600 Million Cubic Feet per Day (MMCFD) of LNG at the terminal.
Lagging behind: LNG terminal awaits first regular cargo
Behind the fanfare surrounding Pakistan’s entry in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market, anxiety has started to creep in among officials whose stakes in the latest energy venture run high.
Regular and scheduled import of LNG should have started by now. Not just because the country desperately needs to address energy woes, but due to its commitments with a private terminal operator.
Every day, the government is paying $272,000 to Engro Elengy Terminal, which has invested millions of dollars to build a jetty and hire a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) to handle LNG, which is basically a super-chilled liquid form of natural gas.
“That’s a fixed charge we have to pay the terminal operator in any case. It’s important that government realises that and starts importing at the earliest,” said an official connected with the project.
After much delay, the FSRU docked at Port Qasim on March 26. It also brought in its tanks around 3,000 million cubic feet of gas. Initially, it was expected that the cargo will last for 15 days considering a throughput of 200mmcfd.
But now officials say that average of 100mmcfd is going into the system, adding to perception that the government is trying its best to stretch use of the first cargo for as long as possible.
The terminal is designed to handle 600mmcfd. Contractually, the government can use up to 400mmcfd of capacity. tribune.com.pk/st...
LNG ship (FSRU) arrives at Port Qasims Engro Elengy Terminal
A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ship which stores and converts LNG to gas (FSRU) reached Port Qasim on Thursday with an initial cargo load of 148517 cubic metre of LNG.
This will now permanently dock at the Engro Elengy Terminal at Port Qasim and together will provide Pakistan’s first state of the art LNG terminal.
The terminal has been built at a cost of USD 135 million in a world record time of 335 days of signing with actual construction of 179 days and the FSRU vessel is worth an additional USD 300 million. Engro won the contract to handle LNG at the most competitive rate in the region. In addition, the vessel has the capacity for regasification of up to 600 mmcfd which will have a major impact on solving the energy crisis in the country.
A Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit (FSRU), leased to convert liquid natural gas (LNG) into natural gas, is ready to leave for Pakistan on March 7 from Dubai. “We have given March 7, the date to leave Dubai for Pakistan and expect a green signal from the authorities concerned to bring FSRU vessel to Pakistan”, Engro Elengy’s Chief Executive Officer, Shiekh Imranul Haque told the media on Saturday.
Engro Elengy, the company that won the contract to handle liquefied natural gas (LNG), has acquired this vessel on lease. It has built an LNG terminal, at Port Qasim for the purpose which is ready to receive shipments from March 10 onwards. “We are ready”, he said, adding “the vessel would start operation the moment it gets green signal from the authorities concerned of the government”.