Pakistan National Corporation (PNSC) has significantly upgraded its fleet to cope with marine challenges. As part of this upgrade, the state-owned organisation has issued an international tender to procure a marine x-band radar for its tanker, m.t Shalamar.
The funds required for this service have already been earmarked for 2023-2024. It is intended that a portion of these funds will be used to cover eligible payments under the contract for the marine x-band radar for the Shalamar tanker. Bids are due on Feb 06.
X-band radar systems scan the ocean surface in real-time at high temporal (1–2 s) and spatial (5–10 m) resolution. An area of sea surface of several square kilometres can be continuously monitored. X-band radar systems can be installed on moving vessels or on fixed platforms offshore or at coastal sites.
PNSC has transported approx 80 million tonnes of crude since 1998, when it started tanker operations. PNSC operates five modern double-hull Aframax tankers of 107000 DWT capacity and 2 LR-1 Product tankers of 74000 DWT capacity, as quoted on the PNSC’s website.
SHALAMAR (IMO: 9336842), built in 2006, is a Crude Oil Tanker sailing under the Pakistan flag. Her length overall (LOA) is 228 meters and her width is 42 meters.
PNSC was established under the provisions of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation Ordinance, 1979 and is principally engaged in the business of shipping, including charter of vessels, transportation of cargo and other related services and providing commercial, technical, administrative, financial and other services to its subsidiaries and third parties in relation to the business of shipping. The Corporation is also engaged in renting out its properties to tenants under lease arrangements.