New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

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New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:13 am

In today's (October 2) newspaper:

Pre-Qualification of Consultants

Construction of New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi


Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to construct a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. Approximate cost of the project is Rs. 800 M.

CAA is desirous to engage the services of a consultant who would be responsible for feasibility studies, master planning, project design, managing tender, contract evaluation and construction supervision during project execution.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control Tower to be Constructed at Karachi

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:19 am

What's wrong with the current tower and where is it located?
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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:41 am

ATC is/was above Terminal-I of the airport.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:42 am

So it's pretty old
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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:01 pm

Part of Pakistan's aviation heritage.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:14 pm

Abbas Ali wrote:Part of Pakistan's aviation heritage.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by ats_patrol » Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:36 pm

OPKC TWR plaque
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OPKC TWR needs to be around TWY D. Current TWR is abeam TWY B (Closer to RWY 07). THD RWY 25 hardly visible from TWR.
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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Oct 02, 2016 4:51 pm

Beautifully designed ATC towers are landmarks of a number of international airports.

I hope Karachi also gets beautifully designed iconic ATC tower using combination of Sindhi and modern architecture.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:04 am

In November 30 newspaper:

Invitation of Expression of Interest (EoI)

Pre-qualification of Consultants Construction of New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi


Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to construct a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. Approximate cost of the project is PKR 1,500 million.

CAA is desirous to engage the services of a consultant who will be responsible for feasibility studies, master planning, project design, managing tender, contract evaluation and construction supervision during project execution.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:15 pm

Note project approximate cost nearly doubled from 800 million in October 2, 2016, advertisement to 1,500 million in November 30, 2017, advertisement.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:14 pm

In December 27 newspaper:

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Pre-qualification of Consultants

Construction of New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Jinnah International Air Port (JIAP) - Karachi


Last date for submission of prequalification documents has been extended to 8th January 2018. The other terms and conditions will remain unchanged.

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Re: New Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower to be Constructed at Karachi Airport

Post by arshad.altaf » Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:41 pm

Besides the obvious reasons what could be the rationale behind doubling the cost. A quick google search showed that in 2016 the cost of demolition, equipment, construction and installation of ATC at Charlotte, North Carolina, USA which handled 544,000 take offs and landing in 2015 costed US dollar 112 million. https://www.faa.gov/news/press_releases ... wsId=20415

If my maths is correct this is approximately what it will cost to build the ATC at Karachi airport, which certainly will not have no where close to half a million take offs and landings in a year.

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