China National Nuclear (CNNC) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) for the construction of Chashma nuclear power plant’s Unit 5.
Under the deal, CNNC will employ its HPR 1000 technology to build a one million kilowatt class unit at the nuclear power plant (NPP).
CNNC China Zhongyuan Engineering will construct the unit, which will be the third to feature HPR 1000 technology in Pakistan.
HPR 1000 is a third-generation pressurised water reactor developed by China’s domestic research teams.
It promotes the Made in China 2025 initiative and helps China achieve its Going Global strategy.
CNNC has built four nuclear power units in Pakistan so far, as well as installed a total of 4.63 million kilowatt capacity and more than 1.3 million kilowatt of operational capacity in the country.
The Chashma NPP is situated in Punjab, and is currently equipped with operating units Chashnupp-I, Chashnupp-II, Chashnupp-III, and Chashnupp-IV.
Chashnupp-I and Chashnupp-II are capable of generating 325MW power and began commercial operation in 2000 and 2011, respectively.
Chasnupp-3 and Chashnupp-IV are designed to generate 340MW of energy each.