Port Qasim Authority (PQA) has invited companies to submit offers to develop a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) terminal on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis. The terminal will have a capacity of about 3 million tonnes a year of LPG.

PQA says that the developer will be expected to design, finance, build, operate, manage and maintain the terminal. The terminal will include a jetty, LPG handling facilities, fire-fighting equipment, approach trestle, road/ walk ways and safety equipment. Bidders have been asked to quote the amount of royalty that it will pay to PQA. Normal port fees will also be payable to the authority for utilities and port services.

Bids are due to be submitted by the end of December. The authority has also invited companies to submit offers to build a liquid cargo terminal at Port Qasim on a BOT basis (MEED 4:10:96).