KANUPP 3 is a 1,100MW nuclear reactor which is located within the premises of KANUPP (Karachi Nuclear Power Plant). It is located in Sindh, Pakistan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the nuclear reactor is currently generating power and is in active status. The construction on the reactor commenced in May, 2016. The first power from the reactor was achieved in Mar, 2022. Subsequent to trial runs the reactor finally entered into commercial operation in Apr, 2022. Buy the profile here.

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KANUPP 3 is a Generation III nuclear reactor developed by CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering, the main contractor for the project.

The 1,100MW reactor is owned and operated by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. The company has a stake of 100%.

KANUPP 3 is a type of PWR reactor. It features 177 fuel assemblies in the core of reactor, the place where fission occurs and energy is released.

Development status

The reactor construction commenced in May, 2016 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in Apr, 2022.

Contractors involved

The civil works were carried out by China Nuclear Engineering & Construction.

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About CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering

CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering Corp (CZEC) is a construction service provider. The company contracts and constructs international nuclear engineering projects. Its business activities include foreign project contracting, equipment overseas projects, domestic civil project contracting, development and application of high technology, and foreign trade. CZEC offers services such as engineering services, civil engineering, and project contracting and management. It also provides civil project contracting, technology management, equipment procurement, design consulting, equipment procurement, and technical services. The company serves nuclear industry, civil, residential, and commercial sector. It has presence in China, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Algeria, Brazil, Iran, Ghana and Pakistan. CZEC is headquartered in Beijing, China.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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