Chashma 5 agreement CNNC 460
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission and *China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed an agreement to build a 1000 MW (HRP 1000) reactor.
The reactor will be the 7th nuclear power unit to be exported by China to Pakistan and the 3rd HPR1000.
Hualong One will be constructed by China at Chashma nuclear power plant in Punjab.
It is pertinent to mention here that China is presently constructing two Hualong One reactors near Karachi.
Construction began on Karachi unit 2 in 2015 and unit 3 in 2016. Having a combined capacity of 1100MW these would commence generating electricity in 2020 and 2021.
Currently, by means of four small 300MW Chinese rectors at Chashma, Pakistan generates five percent of its electricity.
Following completion of the latest project Pakistan’s nuclear capacity would augment to 5000MW.
* CNNC’s subsidiary CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation will be constructing Chashma-5.
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