Port Qasim Night Navigation

  • Project Type
  • Container Terminal
  • Client
  • Qasim International Container Terminal Pakistan Limited
  • Project Value
  • PKR 75 million
  • Project Period
  • 1996 - present
  • Current Status
  • Completed
  • Services
  • Detailed Design • Contract Documentation • Site Supervision • Project Management • Tender Assessment


The Port Qasim Authority entered into a contract with Qasim International Container Terminal Pakistan Limited (QICT) to develop a container terminal on Berths 5 to 7 at Port Qasim, Pakistan. 

The contract included the restoration of night navigational capability to the port.  This involved installing and/or replacing sufficient buoys, beacons and lights in the approach channels and turning basins to Port Qasim to enable safe and reliable navigation for container vessels 24 hours a day.

From a total of 74 buoys, 20 were missing and needed replacement and one was on board a tender vessel, leaving 53 buoys in need of repair and replacement of lights.  The buoys ranged in size between 2.5m and 3.05m diameter.

CGR was commissioned to:

  • design the system;
  • prepare tender documents for the work;
  • call tenders;
  • recommend a contractor;
  • administer the contracts;
  • supervise the work;
  • prepare final inspections and acceptance certificates.

The project was completed in October 1996.

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