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Karachi unit 2 inaugurated by Pakistan PM

Karachi unit 2 inaugurated by Pakistan PM

The environmental and economic benefits from Pakistan's Karachi nuclear power plant will be "huge" in a country that is particularly vulnerable to climate change, Prime Minister Imran Khan said today as he formally inaugurated the first of two Hualong One units at the site.

New Nuclear 21 May 2021


Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold tests completed at second Karachi Hualong One

Cold functional tests were completed yesterday at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. Units 2 and 3 at the site are China's first exports of the Hualong One reactor design, promoted on the international market as the HPR1000. Karachi 2 was synchronised with the electricity grid last month.

New Nuclear 21 April 2021


Grid connection for Pakistani Hualong One unit

Grid connection for Pakistani Hualong One unit

Unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan was synchronised with the electricity grid yesterday. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor - the first of two to be constructed at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of this year. Karachi 2 and 3 are the first exports of China's Hualong One design, promoted on the international market as the HPR1000.

New Nuclear 19 March 2021


Fuel loading under way at first Pakistani Hualong One

Fuel loading under way at first Pakistani Hualong One

The process of loading a total of 177 fuel assemblies into the core of the Karachi 2 reactor in Pakistan began on 28 November, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor is scheduled for commercial operation next year.

New Nuclear 02 December 2020


Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

A ceremony has been held to mark the final official acceptance of unit 4 at the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan's Punjab province. Constructed by China National Nuclear Corporation, the unit is China's fourth overseas nuclear power unit.

New Nuclear 28 September 2020


Hot tests completed at Pakistani Hualong One

Hot tests completed at Pakistani Hualong One

Hot functional testing of the Karachi 2 reactor in Pakistan was completed on 4 September, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor is scheduled for commercial operation next year.

New Nuclear 07 September 2020


Karachi 2 containment building completed

Karachi 2 containment building completed

The concreting of the outer dome of the double-layer containment building at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan was completed on 10 April, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The two Chinese-designed Hualong One reactors being built at the site are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 16 April 2020


Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan. Those for unit 2 were installed in January 2019. The units are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 07 April 2020


IAEA helps streamline Pakistan's nuclear power programme

IAEA helps streamline Pakistan's nuclear power programme

Pakistan has described the support it has received from the International Atomic Energy Agency in strengthening its nuclear power programme through a project launched in 2018. The country aims for a significant expansion of its use of nuclear power over the coming decades in order to meet growing energy demand. Regulators, operators and representatives of organisations involved in Pakistan's nuclear power programme attended a four-day meeting at the IAEA's headquarters last month to discuss the Agency's streamlined support for the country.

Nuclear Policies 14 February 2020


Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced the completion of cold functional tests at Karachi unit 2 in Pakistan. The two units under construction at the site are the first exports of the Hualong One reactor design.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019